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Permaswage

Permaswage designs and manufactures separable and permanent fluid fittings and installation tolling for aerospace and defense applications.




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                         PERMANENT FITTINGS                                                        SEPARABLE FITTINGS
                                (Permaswage)                                                      (Airdrome, Faber, and Nelson)

The World's Leader in Aerospace Fluid Fittings

Permaswage is the fluid fittings technology leader in the aerospace and defense industry, offering comprehensive solutions with technology development and manufacturing capability. All forgings, fittings, and tooling are made in-house to provide customers with the highest quality, service, and value.

Three locations are ready to serve you, including Permaswage USA in Gardena, California; Permaswage Europe in Les-Clayes Sous Bois, France; and Permaswage China, located in Suzhou.

The Permaswage USA campus serves as PCC's Fluid Fittings Headquarters including Airdrome Precision Components, Faber Enterprises, and Nelson Aerospace, allowing PCC to serve as a one stop shop for fluid fittings. 

While each company maintains a separate cage code and customer approvals, they are integrated with respect to quality manuals and procedures, supply chain, and customer service.

 

PCC acquired Permaswage in June of 2013. 
Airdrome and Faber were acquired in 2008 and 2009, respectively. 

 


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Permaswage

Permaswage is a fully capable, vertically integrated, manufacturing company. The engineered products produced are supported by a full equipped Nadcap certified testing capability, state of the art manufacturing and a highly qualified staff. Permaswage can be relied upon to support every facet of design, manufacturing, and product support. Under PCC, we also have the on-campus support from our sister companies: Nelson Aerospace, Airdrome Precision Components, and Faber Enterprises

Engineering Capabilities

At Permaswage, our qualified R&D test laboratories give us the resources to continue innovating. Through innovation, we provide performance excellence and guaranteed solutions with highly engineered products. Our engineering capabilities include:

  • Design
  • Testing
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • AutoCAD & CATIA

Manufacturing Capabilities

Permaswage is one of the few fitting manufacturers that has the complete resources aircraft manufacturers demand. With highly vertical, integrated manufacturing capabilities, we support:

  • Tooling Manufacturing
  • Machining
  • Forging/Forging Die Manufacture
  • Finishing
  • Metallurgy
  • Heat Treating
  • Penetrant Inspection
  • Passivation
  • Sand Blasting
  • Etchining
  • Wheelabrating
  • Annealing
  • Quality Certification

Support

Permaswage ensures accountability for its products and provides unsurpassed control over quality and delivery through product support and application training.

Airdrome precision components / faber enterprises / nelson aerospace

Co-located on the Permaswage USA campus, these three companies manufacture standard fluid fittings and precision machined tube connectors.

Engineering Capabilities
Airdrome Precision components supports Make from Solid Technology™, MFS™, which is an alternative to welded, bent tube assemblies. MFS™ is used to manufacture a complex shape from a single billet of material. It lowers cost, lead time, and weight by eliminating  welds and associated inspections and by allowing for a constant, minimum wall thickness in complex shapes.

Manufacturing Capabilities

  • 6-Spindle automatic screw machine manufacturing
  • CNC machining and turning
  • Grinding and honing
  • Thread rolling
  • Tapping
  • Lapping
  • Inspection and testing


Products

Permaswage® System

PERMASWAGE® is a tube connecting system that mechanically attaches a Permaswage fitting to a tube by radial swaging. The system is used to make permanent connections between metal tubes.

The process works by deforming the metal fitting onto a tube radially, 360° around the circumference using the Permaswage Lightweight Tool (DLT). The interference between the fitting and tube produces a leak resistant seal that is structurally sound. This system can be used to produce new tubing systems or to repair existing ones. Because the system is portable, it can be used in the field as well as at the user's facility.

Permaswage products include: 

  • PERMASWAGE® Systems (described above)
  • PERMALITE® Systems
  • DME/PME Series
  • HRU
  • AN/MS/AS/NSA Fittings
  • Swivels

Permalite® System

PERMALITE® is a tube fitting that is mechanically attached to the tube by axial swaging. Permalite works by deforming the fitting into the tube being joined by moving a ring, a component of the Permalite fitting, axially along the fitting length using a Permaswage Axial Swage Tool (DAT).

Miniature End Fitting Series

Miniature End Fitting (DME/PME) is a tube fitting that is mechanically attached to the end of a tube by
axially swaging. It works by swaging the fitting onto the tube using a Miniature End Fitting Tool
(DET). This produces an interference fit between fitting and tube resulting in a leak-free metal-to-metal seal.

Highly Resistive Union (HRU) Insulative Fitting

HRU conforms to OEM requirements in providing insulation resistance to lightning strike and control of electrostatic buildup in applications up to 5,080 psi in union or bulkhead configurations. The integrally attached fitting ends are available in aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. Key features and benefits inlcude:

  • Reduced fitting weight, better fit or handling for application
  • Allows installation directly to tubing without adapters or modifications
  • Allows selection of desired tube alloy to ensure galvanic compatibility 

Hose

Permaswage hose is manufactured for hydraulic, oil, cooling, and fuel system applications with the following specifications:

  • Operating temperature range of -65 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Service pressures up to 3,000 psi.
  • Diameters from 1 to 2.5-inch
  • MS standard ends in separable bolted or thread connections
  • Oil and fuel resistant inner tube
  • Single wire braid/single cotton braid reinforcement
  • Outer cover of oil and fuel resistant synthetic impregnated cotton braid

Standard Fittings

Through its Nelson Aerospace subsidiary, Permaswage manufactures an extensive line of AN, AS, MS, NAS, and specialty fluid fittings.

Swivels

Hydraulic swivels are fluid pivot connectors. They permit relative movement and rotation and provide a sealed flow path for hydraulic media. They are connected to tubes by either permanent or separable connections.

  • Precision fluid fittings and tube connectors








Airdrome Precision Components and Faber Enterprises manufacture a full line of industry consensus standard, vendor standard, and OEM standard fluid fittings in permanent, separable, and lightweight configurations including:

  • AN, MS, NAS, AS, KC, EN, NSA Standards
  • Flared and Flareless Fittings
  • Internally Swaged
  • BAC Lightweight
  • Externally Swaged
  • Beam Seal
  • Shape Memory-Compatible
  • Self Locking Nut
  • Seals
  • Special Machined Parts
  • Industrial Fittings
  • Make To Customer Specifications

Besides the above, Airdrome Precision components supports Make from Solid Technology™, MFS™, which is an alternative to welded, bent tube assemblies. MFS™ is used to manufacture a complex shape from a single billet of material. It lowers cost, lead time, and weight by eliminating  welds and associated inspections and by allowing for a constant, minimum wall thickness in complex shapes.


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Our Quality Committment

Permaswage

Permaswage ensures accountability for its products and provides unsurpassed control over quality and delivery through product support and application training.

Our quality systems are ISO-AS/EN 9100 approved and Nadcap accredited

Nadcap includes:

  • Fluid Distribution Standards (AC7112)
  • Nondestructive Testing (AC7114)
  • Heat Treating (AC7102)
  • Chemical Processing (AC7108)
  • Material Testing (ISO 17025)
Airdrome Precision / Faber Enterprises / Nelson Aerospace

As part of the PCC Fluid Products Group, these companies share the same quality manual and process controls as Permaswage including  ISO-AS/EN 9100 quality approvals and Nadcap accredited processes (PRI-NADCAP AS7112).

All products are manufactured using 100% Statistical Process Control (SPC), with operators empowered to shut down processes if a minimum 1.66Cpk is not maintained. This assures each and every piece within a lot meets drawing requirements – and in fact, hits nominal tolerances as opposed to using the entire tolerance band.  What you get are consistent parts with minimal part to part variation. 


Contact Us

Permaswage

Address:

14800 South Figueroa St.
Gardena, California 90248

T:  (310) 323-6200
F:  (310) 329-2505

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