Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Aerospace launches the unique and revolutionary Turcon VL Seal II for hydraulic sealing of actuators in flight controls and landing gear, and seals in landing gear shock absorbers. Based on the groundbreaking and well-proven Turcon VL Seal, this new generation seal offers enhanced sealing efficiency, easier … [Read more...] about Trelleborg launches next-gen Turcon VL Seal II for hydraulic aircraft systems
In a recent Fluid Power Technology Conference - Virtual Series session, Brandon Richards, CEO of PANOLIN America Inc. presented “Where and when should you use environmentally acceptable fluids?” He provided an overview of EALs, including their biodegradability and low toxicity, as well as benefits in terms of performance, durability and … [Read more...] about Laws and labels for environmentally friendly fluids
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor An O-ring is a polymer seal most often used in fluid power as either a dynamic or static seal. For light-duty pneumatic applications, an O-ring is a suitable seal technology used in pistons, piston rods, valve spools and other locations in air systems. O-rings best suit the sealing of static surfaces in … [Read more...] about What causes O-ring failures?
Schroeder Industries is shedding light on its economical water removal systems, the Triton A Dehydration Station. Water contamination in hydraulic systems can severely reduce the life of systems and fluids. Schroeder’s Triton A (as part of the Triton Dehydration Station Series) eliminates 100% of free and up to 90% of dissolved water from small … [Read more...] about Compact industrial-strength water removal system
In our recent story, “Basics of static sealing,” Thomas Braun and Christoph Meissner with the Prädifa Technology Div. of Parker Hannifin's Engineered Materials Group discussed the fundamentals of O-rings and back-up rings. And while rubber O-rings are probably the most common type of static seal, they indicated there are numerous other options … [Read more...] about Alternatives to O-rings for static sealing
Schroeder Industries introduces a new way to protect oil from airborne contamination while filling and draining it — the Reservoir Breather Adapter Kits. Contamination is the leading cause of premature system failures. While most operations already use an inline or in-tank filtration solution, others want additional protection to extend the … [Read more...] about Reservoir breather adapter kits for oil draining and filling applications
Static sealing elements are used practically everywhere in daily life, although they typically go unseen. And while sealing technology expertise is limited to a relatively small group of specialists, mechanical and fluid-power engineers must be able to apply the fundamentals to ensure successful designs. In a recent webinar, “Sealing … [Read more...] about Basics of static sealing
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Most hydraulic fluid is oil-based, so we cannot forget the adage that oil and water do not mix well. However, when it comes to the hydraulic oil transferring energy around your hydraulic system, much more is at stake. Whether free or in saturation, the potential harm from water is more detrimental than merely … [Read more...] about How does water impact hydraulic fluid?
Seal-Glide from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a specially formulated surface treatment to improve assembly processes and application performance by virtually eliminating friction and sticking. Surface treatments are extensively used to improve sealing performance and impart additional properties that the base materials do not have. Finishing … [Read more...] about Nanoscale surface treatments reduce friction on seals
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Physical laws, unlike governmental laws, are perfect. The heavy hand of the (physical) law keeps our fluid power realm in check, dictating liquids and gases' behaviours at every location. I'd like to say very few alternate engineering fields so heavily rely on these laws and principles as fluid power, but a … [Read more...] about Laws are infallible