Trelleborg Group has upgraded its online presence over its more than 70 global websites. This monumental task has resulted in visual updates, but more importantly, it offers an improved and more responsive user experience and a platform that will allow further enhancements with even more interactive elements in the future. According to Richard … [Read more...] about Trelleborg launches an enhanced website presence
By Josh Cosford, Contributing Editor Urethane (or polyurethane) seals are among the most versatile and durable materials used in fluid power sealing. Urethanes are cast into billets or molds to create the seals used in many of the hydraulic components you see every day, such as pump shaft seals, cylinder pistons and rod seals. The material … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of urethane seals?
Contributed by Danny Nghieu, EIT, Colonial Seal Elastomers are widely used due to their relatively high strength, low abrasion rate, and resistance to water, oils, and other chemicals. The mechanical properties of elastomers, namely their tensile strength and hardness, can change over time when the product is sitting in storage. The storage … [Read more...] about Effects of aging on elastomer seals
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announces the launch of IntelliStok in Canada and the United States. IntelliStok is a wireless vendor-managed inventory solution that eliminates the need to manually check and scan inventory, potentially saving thousands of dollars each year. Designed to work with Kanban-based rack and bin systems, the … [Read more...] about Trelleborg launches IntelliStok to make parts management easier and safer
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
Hallite continued investing in operational infrastructure throughout 2020 despite the pandemic. In conjunction with the recent addition of several new moulding machines at the UK production site, Hallite expanded its AutoStore automated storage facility. “This expansion allows Hallite to continue to provide customers with the flexibility and … [Read more...] about Hallite UK expands its automated storage facility
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?
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
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
Hallite Seals International Ltd. has unveiled its refreshed branding and announced that it will expand its UK product testing capabilities. One key strength of Hallite is its ability to build long-term partnerships across the entire supply chain. This was the focus from the company’s beginning in 1903 with the original partnership of the Hall … [Read more...] about Hallite rebrands itself and plans to expand testing at its UK location