Seal addresses lubrication needs of wind turbine bearings

The wind industry has evolved into a sophisticated, viable resource. With an additional 54 GW (gigawatts) of wind power added in 2016, nearly 500 GW of installed power worldwide and a projected annual growth rate of 11% in coming years, wind plant operators are becoming a leading source of clean, renewable energy for countries throughout

Klüber Lubrication Introduces High-Performance Oil for High-Speed Can Closing Machines

Klϋber Lubrication introduces Klüberfood NH1 M 4-150-NE, a fully synthetic, high-performance oil for high-speed can closing machines. High-speed can closing/seaming machines require its circulating oil to be stable for extended periods of time. Depending on the machine type, the oil must have the ability to quickly hold or separate water. Klüberfood NH1 M 4-150-NE is

Sealing system keeps tunnel industry digging

Tunnels are getting larger, deeper, and excavated in more challenging conditions. There is also growing pressure to successfully complete these projects while meeting increasing demands for performance, on-schedule delivery, and safety. However, on many projects, concrete tunnel segments are fitted with rubber gaskets onsite and secured using adhesive, which can lead to time-consuming and cost-intensive

Bal Seal Engineering publishes expanded guide for its seals, springs and contacts

Bal Seal Engineering Inc. has published an expanded guide describing the form and function of its custom-engineered seals, springs and electrical contacts, as well as the benefits of its engineering process. The 12-page guide, titled “Sealing, Connecting, Conducting and EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions,” uses photorealistic application images and descriptive insets to give readers a detailed look

Edge Protection Seal Profiles Available from J.W. Winco

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 2180 and GN 2182 Edge Protection Seal Profiles. These RoHS compliant seal profiles, which can be used to seal doors, covers and hatches, are pressed by hand onto the front of metal sheets and plates. The embedded clamp insert prevents

Change seals on pumps fast

Connecting a rotating piston lobe to a hollow shaft has been improved with the ETP-EXPAND, a patented bushing device that is fast and easy to install and adjust. The ETP-EXPAND was developed to simplify exchanging seals in pumps when fluid viscosity is changed. This bushing connects to a hollow shaft, locking the impeller/lobe wheel of

Qultimax™ Elastomers & Thermoplastics Portfolio From Minnesota

Designers of custom molded parts greater than 3 inches (7.62cm) in diameter that require durability, chemical resistance, or low coefficient of friction properties while maintaining quality and high precision will find Qultimax™ a great solution for challenging applications. Qultimax™ is a proprietary portfolio of materials and formulations developed by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics. An important

Seal-and-lube design ensures insulin pump lifespan

Type 1 diabetics are dependent on the steady flow of insulin. Portable insulin pumps allow an active, mobile life and can increase the quality of life of patients. The Swiss medical technology specialist Ypsomed is introducing a new pump known as the “mylife YpsoPump” into the European market. With a weight of just 83 grams—including

Watch: Inflatable seals ensure leak-tight connections

Fabric-reinforced, rubber inflatable seals prevent leaks and work in even the toughest of environments. During a two-part video series, I had a chance to sit down with Paul Heney, Design World’s editorial director, to take a look at a variety of inflatable seals from Seal Master. The fully molded and custom-engineered rubber seals form a

Automatically handle individual packages and layers without changing grippers

Challenged to efficiently remove filled cardboard boxes weighing up to 44 lb and ranging from ~9.5 in. to 14 in. in length and ~8.5 in. to 9.5 in. in width from crates, place them on a roller conveyor, and, in reverse order, place cardboard packages in crates, FIPA developed a flexible, cost- and energy-efficient, and

Electrically conductive epoxy meets NASA low outgassing specifications

Master Bond EP3HTS-LO is a single component epoxy for demanding bonding, sealing and coating applications. This system passes ASTM E595 tests for NASA low outgassing, making it well suited for use in the aerospace, electronic, microelectronic and optical industries. Featuring a silver filler, EP3HTS-LO is electrically conductive with a low volume resistivity of less than

Catalog Describes Benefits of Spring-Energized Seals

A new technical catalog published by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. provides engineers and designers with detailed information about how spring-energized seals can be used to address reciprocating and static/face sealing challenges. The 28-page catalog, titled “Bal Seal spring-energized seal: Solutions for Reciprocating and Static/Face Applications,” describes how the company’s broad range of reciprocating and static/face

Apple Rubber receives approval of TRAC certification

Apple Rubber Products Inc has announced that it has received approval of its TRAC (Trace Registered Access Code) identification number certification, signifying the company’s recognition as a global business committed to commercial transparency. The TRAC approval leads to many advancements, including new customers who require a TRAC identification number that verifies Apple Rubber’s status as a

Modern carbon graphite self-lubricating materials ideal for aerospace gearbox face seals

Metallized Carbon Corporation offers a variety of materials ideal for in aerospace gearbox applications, which run the hydraulic pumps, generators, and air conditioning compressors. Metcar materials feature a low coefficient of friction and good wear properties in a high speed environment, making them an excellent choice for aircraft gearbox face seals. To seal the oil

First low-temperature FKM available for food and beverage industry

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies will showcase a trio of globally-certified sealing materials, including a new low temperature FKM that is being readied for use in the European food and beverage industry, at the 2016 International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association (IBDEA) conference. The new material, 70 FKM 425727, will be the first low-temperature FKM that complies with

James Mecredy named aerospace and defense Global Market Manager for Bal Seal Engineering

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has named James Mecredy to the position of Global Market Manager for its aerospace and military/defense market. In this role, Mecredy will help industry OEMs and tier suppliers improve equipment uptime, reliability, and precision. He will be based at the company’s Foothill Ranch, CA, headquarters. According to Bal Seal Director of

Taking the simple O-ring to new levels

Edited by Mary C. Gannon, Senior Editor LSR (liquid silicone rubber) O-rings are growing in use in a variety of high-volume production applications, especially in life sciences. O-rings are the most commonly used seal, featured in applications from aircraft engines to chemical processing lines, the hydraulics in tractors to subsea down-hole tools. They account for

Poly-forms™ flexible adhesive for clean sealing and bonding

Multi-Seals, Inc. has introduced an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly. Multi-Seals Poly-forms™ are flexible pre-shaped adhesives designed for sealing and bonding diverse materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, and glass. When heated, Poly-forms melt and form a seal that will not re-liquefy after the polymer has set. The pre-shaped copolymer prevents drips, inconsistencies,

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announces leadership changes

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has announced key changes in its leadership – including an appointment to its board of management and the naming a new President of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK). Dr. Theodore G. Duclos will become a member of FST’s Board of Management on January 1, 2016, and is relocating from the United States

Urethane Sealant and Encapsulant from EpoxySet

EpoxySet announces the release of the SetWorx U-SEAL 15FL. This state-of-the-art urethane has a 2:1 mix ratio that yields a durable, abrasion resistant sealant for plastics, metals and glass or can be used as an encapsulant where low stress is required. It offers excellent protection from moisture at temperatures up to 100° C. The U-SEAL

New no drip external mix atomizing nozzles positively stop liquid flow

External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles mix liquid and air outside the nozzle and allow the air and liquid flows to be adjusted independently. The new, patent pending, No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles work in the same way our standard atomizing nozzles do, but have the added benefit of positively stopping liquid flow when

Freudenberg-NOK components support electric vehicle batteries

Electric vehicle manufacturers may not be unanimous in what type of battery technology they will offer consumers in the future, but regardless of the electric vehicle path they pursue, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Freudenberg-NOK) components will help seal the systems. Freudenberg-NOK has tapped into its comprehensive network of material, manufacturing and marketing experts to deliver a

Multi-passage soft-seal rotating unions now available

A new product line of multi-passage soft-seal rotating unions is now available from Deublin Company. Rotating unions are components in a broad range of equipment applications that require connection between stationary supply lines, and rotating equipment including cylinders, rolls, spindles and clutches. While rotating unions are used to convey virtually all types of liquid or

Leak-tight radial shaft seal for roller bearings in steel plants

Radial shaft seals for roller bearings in steel plants, for example those used for work rolls, are replaced after 8,000 operating hours, at the longest. Until then, they are expected to function smoothly and reliably under harsh conditions and at high temperatures. They are also expected to protect the bearing internally against excessive water penetration,

Bal Seal to launch high force spring for oilfield connecting

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has announced plans to launch the Enforcer™ high force canted coil spring, a mechanical fastening component that gives oil and gas equipment designers the ability to mate critical parts with precisely controllable insertion and removal forces — from 500 to more than 10,000 lb — over multiple service cycles. Bal Seal