Seals are a vital component of any machine. Without seals acting as a barrier in your machinery, you would have a hard time meeting your client’s expectations. If a seal is not properly designed or installed, it can cause major problems down the road. These problems, such as leaks, contamination, and increased maintenance costs, can have a major impact on your business. This is why manufacturers should keep up with the latest innovations surrounding critical seals. The most current knowledge will help you decide if a seal is truly right for your particular application needs. Read on to learn about some of the most important innovations in sealing technologies, and how they can increase your plant’s performance.
Traditional SealsSeals are used in many different industries, including automotive, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, and more. They are used to seal off a part of a system from the rest of its components and prevent leakage past the sealing surface. Seals are also used to prevent contamination due to leakage or spillage that may occur over time inside an industrial process environment such as an oil refinery or chemical processing plant. There are thousands of seals available today, for a variety of applications. Still, manufacturers can find themselves using off-the-shelf seals that just don’t fit their application—it may not have enough pressure capability or it may not be able to handle temperatures up to 1200°C. If this happens then you need a custom design solution from us here at Sealing Specialties.
Innovations In Sealing TechnologiesSealing technologies are used in a wide variety of industries and applications. They help you to achieve improved performance, lower maintenance costs and reduce downtime. Sealing Specialties has extensive experience working with our customers to solve the most challenging seal applications. These innovative sealing solutions are possible because we align ourselves with the best seal manufacturers and suppliers in the world, we have built exceptional partnerships that our clients can leverage. We work with you to design and propose seals that are custom-made to fit your application and meet your specific performance requirements. This approach allows us to create a seal that will withstand the exact pressures or temperatures you need it to handle while also ensuring no leakage past the sealing surface. That means less maintenance on your machinery and disruptions to your processes. Among our supplier partners are:
- John Crane
- Palmetto Inc.
- U.S. Seal
- W.L. Gore & Associates
Why Choose Custom SealsCustom seals are the best solution when you have unique needs. Custom seals can be made to fit any size, shape, and configuration. And, they are more cost-effective than off-the-shelf solutions because of improved reliability, longer seal life, and reduced maintenance costs. Sealing Specialties works with manufacturers to offer you the most innovative and technologically advanced sealing solution for your application, ensuring quality and performance through every step of production. Our extensive knowledge and tenured team can leverage our supplier partnerships to design and manufacture custom seals that offer you the best solution. We offer a wide range of custom seal capabilities, including:
- Custom extrusions made with nitrile, EPDM, silicone, and fluoroelastomer (Viton® O-rings).
- Custom molded elastomer compounds.
- Engineered seals made from metal, PTEE, elastomer, engineered plastics, and perfluoroelastomers.