Choosing Between a Bolt and Cable Seal

PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Security seals company, American Casting and Manufacturing, explains how to choose between bolt seals and cable seals.

Bolt and cable seals offer a way for business to protect their goods during transport and storage. Both seals provide the user with added security and safety. However, because each seal has unique features, users need to select the seal that best suits their needs. To assist buyers, security seals company, American Casting and Manufacturing, explains the differences between the two seals and offers advice to those who are unsure about which type to buy.

Features Shared by Both Types of Seals

Both bolt and cable seals protect against theft. They require a strong tool to cut open and are frequently used by transportation companies to protect goods during transport, and storage. Both are available with print and numbering.

Bolt Seals vs. Cable Seals

A few fundamental differences exist between the bolt and cable seal. For example, bolt seals are less flexible. They require holes to line up and be within a certain distance of each other. Cable seals, on the other hand, have more give. Consequently, cable seals are ideal for locking holes that don't line up. You can also string cable seals through multiple loop points before securing the seal.  Cable seals are available in cable lengths ranging from 6" to 72". When purchasing a cable seal, you can choose from fixed length or adjustable.

Selecting Bolt Seals and Cable Seals

The type of seal you need depends on what you plan to use it for and the design of the container you're using. For example, while most bolt seals can be used to lock containers during domestic and international travel, only specific cable seals of larger diameter meet certification standards such as C-TPAT for international shipping. Meanwhile, all cable sizes are well-suited for regional transportation including situations when holes on transport containers don't line up, or require flexibility for closures like valves gates, and hatches.

Additional Features

Both bolt and cable seals offer several additional features that are worth considering. For example, some bolt seals do not spin. The no-spin feature is designed to deter a specific type of tampering. Other bolt seals feature an identification number on both the barrel and pin. Some cable seals feature non-preformed security cable that frays when cut.

About American Casting and Manufacturing: American Casting and Manufacturing, a New York based, family-owned manufacturing company, that produces high-quality customizable security seals, including bolt seals, container seals, and trailer seals, across a wide range of industries. Through innovative production, customer service, and both employee loyalty and respect, the tamper evident seals manufacturer has been producing high-quality seals for over 100 years. The company conforms to the highest standards, meeting the requirements of ISO-9001:2008 quality management systems. 

Media Contact: Brandon Wenk, American Casting & Manufacturing, 516.349.7010,

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