Hermetic Solutions For Harsh Environments

PA&E, a member of the Hermetic Solutions Group, specializes in the custom design and manufacture of hermetic connectors and electronic packaging. Our technology is proven in the harshest environments – from deep beneath the earth’s surface to deep space and even within the human body. We work directly with engineers to custom design and manufacture electronic packaging and connector products that meet the exacting standards for the reliability satellite, missile, fighter aircraft, under-sea and other mission-critical systems require.

Our Nano-D, Micro-D, Sub-D and 38999 compatibile connectors feature rugged ceramic-to-metal seals for extremely reliable hermetic performance (< 1X10-9 cc/sec He @ 1 ATM) in a variety of challenging environmental conditions and feature copper-alloy (BeCu) pins to deliver high current or signal throughput in a minimal footprint. We can also build these same features into custom feed-thrus when customer requirements go beyond standard formats.

Our explosive metal welding technology allows us join Kovar and aluminum or titanium to create high-performance, 50 Ohm hermetic RF/Microwave connectors that are laser-weldable into lightweight Ti or Al housings. Available in flange-mount, push-on or screw-in configurations.

PA&E also has deep experience manufacturing custom hermetic electronic packages (complete with integrated DC and RF connectors, hermetic windows and more) in aluminum, titanium, Kovar, and stainless-steel. We have over 40 years of experience in helping our customers optimizes designs for reduced weight, smaller footprints, thermal conductivity and more.


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PA&E’s facilities are located in Wenatchee, WA.

PA&E utilizes unique materials in its manufacturing processes and offers a range of production capabilities – machining, plating, vacuum brazing, laser welding, and more – all at a single location. This integrated manufacturing approach can reduce complexity and risk on your next project.

We have a talented staff of application engineers, with deep experience in developing and manufacturing custom hermetic solutions, who are ready to assist you with your next project. Let us know how we can help.

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