Seals en Hannover Fair 2015: An Integrated Industry <div class="node-body article-body">The Hannover Fair, running from April 13-17 in Hannover, Germany, features 10 international trade fairs this year under the “Integrated Industry – Join the Network” banner. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Controls & Instrumentation Hydraulic Pumps & Motors Seals Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:52:00 +0000 31491 at Seal Supplier Partners with MSOE for New Test Method <div class="field-deck"> First-of-its kind test for rod wipers sets new industry criteria for contaminant exclusion. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Hallite Seals Americas, Inc., Wixom, Mich. announced today the successful development of a new test procedure for assessing the amount of dirt and dust that enters a typical hydraulic system through the rod wiper. Developed in cooperation with Milwaukee School of Engineering&rsquo;s (MSOE) Fluid Power Institute&trade;, the test breaks new ground because it features a novel methodology for measuring dry particles attributed to being a major cause of hydraulic system inefficiency, degradation and failure. It fills a critical need within the cylinder manufacturing industry.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals News Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:23:00 +0000 30521 at FSA Appoints Three New Board Positions <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Michael Shorts, Phil Mahoney, and Robert S. Coffee have been appointed to FSA's Board of Directors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:43:00 +0000 29471 at Sealed Shut <div class="field-deck"> Successful sealing—containment of fluid within components while excluding external contaminants—hinges on proper material selection. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Effective high-pressure sealing requires a material or a combination of materials with sufficient tear strength, hardness, and modulus to prevent extrusion through the gap. At pressures of 5000 to 7000 psi, the strongest elastomeric materials in standard seal configurations resist the extrusion without reinforcement. At higher pressures, the elastomeric sealing element must be backed by a higher modulus and harder material. Various, more-or-less standard, backup configurations have demonstrated their effectiveness over many years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Mon, 06 Oct 2014 19:11:00 +0000 28951 at <p>Percentage of compression set varies among typical families of sealing elastomers used in fluid power systems.</p> One-piece bidirectional seal <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 350px; height: 223px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />The Turcon Roto Glyd Ring II seal offers a high pressure-velocity (PV) rating that&rsquo;s 140% higher than its predecessor. It consists of a permanently bonded elastomer energizer and PTFE-based seal ring that forms a one-piece seal to prevents the seal ring from spinning with the shaft against the energizer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Seals Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:16:00 +0000 27241 at Trelleborg Embraces Digital Apps <div class="field-byline"> Alexis Coffey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trelleborg Sealing Solutions uses digital technology to support its polymer-engineered products, with applications and online tools.</p> <p>Trelleborg apps are operational on PC, Android and iOS systems. The online tools have received one million downloads, and in response to their success, Trelleborg now employs a team of app developers in India to develop up to date, practical programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Thu, 22 May 2014 20:19:00 +0000 26991 at Hercules 2014 Seal Catalog <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Seal Catalog contains almost a 1000 pages of Inch and Metric seals in the most popular styles</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 25991 at Production boost causes seal leak <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An original-equipment manufacturer of custom automation equipment for the food-processing industry built a large pallet-transfer system to shuttle bins of poultry from a defeathering line to a final processing line. The poultry was placed into bins, 10 at a time, and the bins were stacked 10 high. The 10-high pallet-transfer system consisted of a floor-mounted rack-and-pinion drive system with a gerotor motor driving the pinion to move the pallets. The pallets were then shuttled to one of three locations to be off-loaded for final processing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:13:00 +0000 24681 at Respect seals – they’ve earned it <div class="field-deck"> When you consider the cost of all components in a fluid-power system, seals may give you the most bang for your buck. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Compared to other components in a fluid-power system, the low cost of seals doesn&rsquo;t earn them much respect. However, rod seals perform one of the toughest jobs in a fluid-power system. They must squeeze the piston rod tight enough to prevent pressurized fluid from leaking out of the cylinder. But if they squeeze too hard, they&rsquo;ll wear prematurely and maybe even damage the piston rod surface. Not only that, seals must prevent leakage at high pressure, low pressure, varying temperatures, a wide range of rod speeds, and when systems sit idle for days on end.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:34:00 +0000 24621 at The most-powerful seal test bench in the world <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Installed in a specially constructed well, an 18-ton, 260‑kW floating-mount rod seal test bench is located at Trelleborg&rsquo;s research and development center in Stuttgart, Germany. The machine is capable of simulating the patterns of movements and stresses faced by hydraulic rod seals in some of the most-demanding rod-seal applications, such as aircraft landing gear, injection-molding machines, and mining excavators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seals News Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:50:00 +0000 24521 at