SKF Offers Capability to Manufacture On-Demand Machined Seals
- Published: Friday, 10 January 2014 15:03
Seals can be made from a wide variety of stock materials (rubber elastomers, polyurethanes, and thermoplastics, among others) or from specialty materials, such as SKF Ecopur, a thermoplastic polyurethane exhibiting high abrasion resistance, low compression set, and excellent strength.
Other options include materials complying with specific industry standards and regulations (such as FDA guidelines) and specially formulated proprietary materials.
Customized seal capabilities and quick turnaround are made possible by unique SKF Seal Jet technology. This CNC-controlled production system employs proprietary software and special cutting tools ideally developed for machining different polymers.
Continuous or molded one-piece seals can be machined up to 157-in. OD (outside diameter) and larger versions can be developed using a welding technique allowing on-site fitting and promoting ideal seal performance. SKF, www.skf.com