The Evolution of Rotary Lip Seals

lip sealsIn the world of sealing, it seems as though there are as many varieties of pump applications as there are sealing solutions.

Many breakthroughs in technology have aided the evolution from braided packing to advanced mechanical seals, leading to remarkable gains in pump performance, efficiency and safety. Although mechanical seals are certainly a fitting solution for an array of pump and rotary applications, advances in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) rotary lip seals can also solve these challenging radial sealing solutions.

Radial lip seals can retain lubricants and excluded unwanted contaminants for a fraction of the cost of a mechanical seal, while providing many of the same benefits in terms of performance and seal life.

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Gallagher Fluid Seals Acquires Johnson Packings

toplogoGallagher Fluid Seals has announced its acquisition of Johnson Packings and Industrial Products, one of New England’s largest distribution and manufacturing companies.

“We are incredibly pleased to welcome Johnson Packings and their 28 employees into the Gallagher organization,” Gallagher President and CEO Joe Gallagher said. “We look forward to working with the strong customer base, vendors and employees of a company that has been as successful and in business as long as Johnson Packings. We feel that all of these factors, in addition to the new gasket fabrication capabilities, greatly enhances the position of Gallagher Fluid Seals in the marketplace.”

Based in East Longmeadow, MA, Johnson has been supplying gaskets, seals, packings and accessories for nearly eight decades, building a sterling reputation for providing quality products and reliable customer service.
By acquiring Johnson, Gallagher will have a broader range in finding solutions for engineers. It improves Gallagher’s already strong place in New England market, and represents the latest step in the company’s continued growth.

Begun outside Philadelphia by Walter Gallagher, Sr., Gallagher Seals is celebrating its 58th year in business. We specialize in the application, design and distribution of fluid seals, and offer a full range of elastomers and high performance sealing devices for the semiconductor, chemical processing, fluid power, aerospace, and energy, oil & gas industries, as well as general industrial, heavy equipment, medical and instrumentation companies.