SKF is promoting its capability for the design, development and manufacture of high quality, customised machined seals for fluid power, fluid handling and power transmission applications.
With its dedicated SKF SEAL JET machines that are CNC controlled production systems, located at more than 90 sites worldwide including six across the UK, SKF says it has become the world leader in machined seal design and production, offering products of virtually any diameter and design, manufactured in the broadest range of certified and industry-standard compliant materials, and to the tightest deadlines.
Benefits of machined seals
Machined polymer seals offer a faster, more versatile alternative to moulded seals and, within very short lead times, the process is capable of delivering fully customised, high-quality seals in 'one-off' or low-volume quantities, in standard and special-grade machinable sealing materials compliant with FDA, NSF, NORSOK, NACE and other global industry standards.
The machined seal service from SKF goes well beyond the simple supplier-customer model, being delivered more as a problem-solving partnership that covers every stage from conceptual design to serial production. Beginning with a consultative process, during which SKF engineers gain an understanding of a particular sealing application's challenges, the programme moves swiftly to product development, including choice of appropriate sealing profiles and materials, prototyping and final seal production.
At the prototyping and production stages, SKF can offer extraordinary levels of flexibility thanks to its innovative SKF SEAL JET machining system, which was developed in-house by the company. The production system uses proprietary software and special machine tools developed for different polymeric materials, and is capable of manufacturing machined seals with diameters of up to 10,000mm. Even larger diameter seals can be assembled using a special welding technique that delivers the performance of an endless seal construction.
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