24 September 2019
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On-demand high-performance seals

SKF has unveiled a trio of seal profiles for its SNL plummer block housings. For distributors and end-users, an efficient and cost-effective means for their production has also been introduced.

The latest SKF seals have been developed for applications where better sealing performance is required than that provided by a labyrinth seal, but where space does not allow for a taconite seal. The new seal profiles are: TX, a single acting design with a lip seal facing outwards that prevents the ingress of contaminants while enabling grease flushing; TY, a double acting design with a lip facing outwards and a lip facing inwards; TZ, a double acting solution that features two single-lip seals in a back-to-back configuration.

Steve Searle, operations manager at SKF, said: “Seals have a crucial impact on system performance. The design, working life and reliability of what are often considered simple components can make a huge difference to our customers’ products and operations. By broadening our portfolio with these latest profiles we’re ensuring seamless fits for our customers’ exacting applications.”

The seals can be supplied directly, or for customers looking to increase the efficiency of their supply chains, the TX and TZ designs can be produced on the new SKF SEAL JET DD machining system.

This system enables distributors to make seals for their customers in a matter of minutes. As well as eliminating the need to wait hours, and maybe even days, for deliveries, the SKF SEAL JET DD system frees up warehouse space as extensive inventories no longer need to be kept.

Tom Austin-Morgan

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