Helical grooving incorporated into the surface of seals have a remarkable impact on friction, wear, and heat. Continue reading
Energy drain is an issue that impacts most industries. However, seals made from low-friction compounds have been able to significantly reduce power drain in systems ranging from very, small pumps to large industrial engines. Continue reading
When your project is on a rapid timeline and needs to run smoothly, call on Vanseal for prototypes that are functional and made from the specified production material with accurate and representative tolerances. Continue reading
Improvements in high-performance metals and elastomers have benefitted both performance and maintainability of hydro-mechanical systems in commercial aircraft. Learn why specialty seal engineering is required when seals simply can’t fail. Continue reading
Microscopic flaws on the surface of a seal lip, over time, create directional performance characteristics. Vanseal examines the causes and solutions when a negative load affects a seal that must run in reverse. Continue reading
Hydraulic power steering has been around for decades, and recently, automotive manufacturers have incorporated methods to reduce vehicle weight in system design. However, the use of electronic steering methods, as a means of improving vehicle gas mileage has created sealing problems. Continue reading
The YMCA of Fayette County believes that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. All joking aside, Vanseal Corp is proud to sponsor the YMCA providing uniforms and gear to support youth soccer, baseball and basketball. Give to the YMCA to help keep youth development and healthy living going in Fayette County. Continue reading
Driven by regulatory emission standards, insertion of weight-reducing materials in equipment design brings a new set of challenges for seal manufacturers. Continue reading
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