Building reliable rotary shaft equipment begins by regarding the assembly as a sealing system. The system includes the shaft, seal-bore, sealed media and the seal. Every element must work in concert with one another for the assembly to successfully function. If the shaft finish is wrong, or the system vibrates because of misalignment, the seal can’t do its job. Continue reading
Radial lip seals have become one of the most critical components in today’s modern industrial and commercial equipment. That’s why PTFE and elastomer seal lip design is in the spotlight as a way to increase the life expectancy of heavy duty equipment.
If you find yourself in the middle of a “Blame-Game” – learn why PTFE seals are added insurance against critical system failures because of its ability to withstand even the most grueling extremes in climate, environment, and dry running conditions. Continue reading
Dry running conditions or high temperatures are not a problem at Vanseal. Seal manufacturers using compounds made solely of rubber material are unable to produce seals that withstand extremely high temperatures and not fall apart when exposed to a high-friction or abrasive environment. Continue reading
Dynamic seal testing is used to test a seal design under a number of simulated and extreme operating conditions. Testing determines the component’s operational life expectancy and validates its utility within a system design and intended application. State-of-the-art test equipment exposes seals to various environmental conditions or contaminates and can simulate actual application conditions such as speed and directional changes.
Ritus Corporation, the sister company to Vanseal Corporation, offers specialized engineered solutions for production of complex rubber molded products, high-quality seals and reliable molded plastics. In February, 2014 Ritus announced a capital investment of two new manufacturing presses. Continue reading