TetraSeals: Alternate Sealing Solution

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. TetraSeal: An Alternate Sealing Solution When an O-Ring Isn’t Working Our applications engineering team takes more than a few calls each month where the O-ring is leaking, either immediately or after just a short time in service. Once … Continue reading TetraSeals: Alternate Sealing Solution

The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

The spectrum of elastomers range from very simple forms, like the natural rubber already in use in the 19th century, to modern, high performance elastomers from the second half of the 20th century.  They are continually being improved. This blog article is the second in a two-part series discussing the many different elastomer materials available … Continue reading The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions with the Low Friction Simmerring

Freudenberg’s Simmerrings seal rotating shafts reliably and are used in millions of applications and with a variety of equipment in general industry and the automotive sector. This radial shaft seal ring is based on know-how gained from years of experience. It continually undergoes further refinement based on the latest technological developments, and is particularly functionally … Continue reading Reduce Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions with the Low Friction Simmerring

Drop-in-Place Seals

Drop-in-place seals offer easy installation and time-saving assembly, providing seal retention in straight-wall or dovetail grooves. Gallagher and the Parker ISS Division design each drop-in-place seal with the application in mind, taking into consideration the material and manufacturing process of the mating surfaces to determine the most efficient design. The drop-in-place design utilizes a rubber encapsulated plastic … Continue reading Drop-in-Place Seals

Your Guide to O-Ring Materials

As we’ve discussed in past entries on this blog, O-Rings can come in a variety of sizes and have a wide range of uses. They can also be made from a number of different substances. Here’s a guide to the kinds of O-Ring materials we use, how they are used, and when to avoid using … Continue reading Your Guide to O-Ring Materials