A wide variety of processing equipment in the food and pharmaceutical industries use seals like any other manufacturing equipment. O-rings are one such type of mechanical seals that are used by food manufacturing industries. The O-ring is placed in a groove between two surfaces, and they undergo compression during the assembly, thereby creating a reliable sealing surface.… Read more..
An oil seal is basically a simple device, which is used to stop dirt, dust, water, and other contaminants from entering the shaft equipment. It is also known by other names like elastomeric lip seal, lip seal, shaft seal, or rotary shaft seal.… Read more..
In the recent years, various synthetic polymers have gained popularity for specific characteristics, and are fast becoming replacements for the metals in industrial applications. Polytetrafluoroethylene, abbreviated as PTFE is one such synthetic polymer, which is used in various industrial applications. One of the well-known brand products for PTFE is Rulon.… Read more..
There are different types of gaskets used in a vehicle, varying from head gaskets that are installed between the engine block and the cylinder head, to engine gaskets that seal out harmful elements, thus keeping the engine safe and sealed up tightly.… Read more..
The sealing integrity of a fluid power system is of paramount importance. O-rings are the most common types of sealing used in various fluid power systems. These seals may fail to perform due to various reasons. Analysis of the sealing application will help you understand the nature of failure.… Read more..
Nowadays, the use of silicone has increased owing to its properties that are conducive for different industries. The food and beverage industry is not an exception to this. Silicone seals are increasingly finding their applications in food service equipment.
6 Benefits of Silicone in F&B Applications
What are the properties of silicone that make it the right choice as a sealant material in food and beverages industry?… Read more..
Component traceability has become an important area in the automotive industry. It has helped either reduce many incidents of component failure, or product recall. Industrial seals and gaskets are among those products that come under scrutiny when it comes to product and material traceability.… Read more..
Industrial seals are designed to prevent leakage, while helping to combine systems or mechanisms together. While seals created for ambient and low temperatures are not extremely difficult, creating seals for high temperature applications is a challenge. This is because standard sealing materials cannot perform well in such conditions for long periods of time.… Read more..
Dynamic seals are the type of seals used to produce a barrier between stationary or moving surfaces in linear, oscillating, and rotary motion applications.
These seals are used to separate or retain fluids, pressure, and remove contaminants. This post introduces a reader to various types of dynamic seals used in applications, and criteria for selection.… Read more..
Food product manufacturers are very particular about standards put in place by the FDA and other governing agencies. These standards define the purity and reliability of a product or process, and prioritize public wellbeing.
USP Class VI approval tests are one of the important standards set by the FDA for products and processes in the food processing industry.… Read more..