Developed over four decades ago by NASA and the U.S. Military, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is now considered a viable, safe solution for mass production of autonomous vehicles, robots, cobots, aerial drones, and modes of transportation. LiDAR technology systems have evolved, and the production of affordable, reliable, safe autonomous transportation and even industrial robots is real.
LiDAR systems and their components - blue chips and sensors - are fragile. Sensors contain microcontrollers and electronics that can be easily damaged by the infiltration of water, saltwater, dust, humidity, oil, and other contaminants. In addition to sensors storing and transmitting critical data, LiDAR systems are exposed to outdoor elements, and must withstand:
ZAGO sustainable high-tech sealing fasteners (sealing screws, nuts, bolts, and washers) prevent both leakage and seepage of contaminants into and out of sensors and LiDAR-related equipment. They can withstand harsh weather and extreme temperatures, are tamper-proof, vibration and corrosion-resistant and outperform ordinary fasteners in highly pressurized environments.
Unlike ordinary fasteners, ZAGO high-tech sealing fasteners are configured with a rubber O-ring (or a rubber element) that when squeezed, permanently seals out a wide range of contaminants from entering and damaging LiDAR systems and their respective sensors, while preventing leakage. They can easily be wiped down and will not absorb isopropyl alcohol and other disinfectants.
ZAGO self-sealing fasteners are engineered with a custom groove under the head of the screw or the face of the nut that when combined with a rubber O-ring or rubber element, and tightened, squeezes outwardly to form a 360º leak-proof hermetic seal. The undercut groove ensures that the O-ring will not break or crack once the screw is torqued, and the metal-to-metal contact prolongs the life of the O-ring or rubber element, which is not compromised under pressure.
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ZAGO proudly meets these certifications & standards:
ZAGO sealing fasteners with rubber O-ring technology are used to seal equipment, lasers, and sensors, wherever LiDAR systems are present, including: