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Guide to Seal Installation

Expert advice on seal installation The first step to having an efficient and lasting part is getting a precise, custom manufactured seal for your application. Anyhow, errors happen during installation of the seal, which leads to failure, no matter what the quality of the seal was in the first place. Make sure the seal and assembly equipment are clean Cleanliness […]

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International O Ring Sizes

O Ring Sizes An O Ring (also known as Toroidal Seal) is the most popular seal used globally nowadays. It is utilised to mould a physical barrier to stop the blending of liquid fluids or gasses. The O Ring’s straightforward toroidal configuration has proven to provide high sealing effectiveness over a broad scope of installations. We distribute, stock and manufacture […]

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Conversion Formulas in Sealing

Below Formulas can be used to convert your required metrics. Cross Section CS = (OD – ID) ÷ 2 Inner Diameter ID = OD – (2 x CS) Outer Diameter OD = ID + (2 x CS) Inner Diameter ID = (CL ÷ π) – CS °F = (1.8 x °C) + 32 °C = (°F – 32) ÷ 1.8 […]

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What is Rubber Shrinkage?

What you need to know about Rubber Shrinkage The calculation of O Ring squeeze is one of the main elements to take into consideration when designing a seal for a particular application. This is because the amount of O Ring by the media can have an impact on the design, material selection, and other important features. O Ring Squeeze – […]

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Types of Silicone

Types of Silicone: MQ, VMQ, PMQ & FVMQ – what does it all mean? Silicone is used in a wide selection of industries, including Food & Drink, Pharmaceutical to Aerospace. It presents low toxicity, excellent flexibility, resistance to oxygen, UV, ozone and microbial growth. Silicone as a sealing material has one of the greatest scopes of working temperatures. A Standard […]

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What is the difference between Teflon and PTFE?

Teflon vs PTFE

Teflon™ vs PTFE The sealing industry is full of trade names, technical phrases, and acronyms, which makes it hard to know what is what. In this learning journal, we will explain what Teflon™ and PTFE are, and also the differences. PTFE – what is it? PTFE is a carbon and fluorine synthetic polymer – Polytetrafluoroethylene. It is obtained from Tetrafluoroethylene […]

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Profile Seal DIN3869 Advantages & Features

Everything you need to know about Profile Seals DIN3869 Axially static soft seals combined with threaded elements are generally called Profile Seals (DIN3869 Seals or Fluid Connector Seals). They are often used as an alternative to an O Ring/Back-up Ring combination. How do they provide effective sealing? Profile Ring’s purpose is to stop the medium from leakage, at the same […]

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Rubber Compound – what is it?

what is rubber compound

What is a Rubber Compound? There is a misunderstanding that an elastomer compound is made out of one ingredient and that it is the same for every different type of polymer. The fact is that a rubber compound can be a combination of 3 to 15 various elements and thousands of different formations. Standard elastomer composition based on parts per […]

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What’s the difference between WRC and WRAS?

The below information will help explain those approvals and their differences. 1. What do WRAS and WRC stand for? WRAS – Water Regulations Advisory Scheme WRC – Water Research Council 2. What are the differences between those two approvals? There are no differences. The approval was called WRC, but then renamed to WRAS. 3. Where do the regulations apply? The […]

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ISO3601-5

ISO3601-5: Suitability of elastomeric materials for industrial applications ISO3601-5 specifies the appropriateness of various rubber materials which may be used for the production of O Rings intended for use in industrial applications. ISO3601-5 also specifies the capability of the materials to fulfil many of the demands related to fluid power elements and systems. This includes fluid compatibility and temperatures. The […]

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