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Choosing The Correct Seal For Your Bearings
Monday, August 20, 2018

Bearing seals are used to retain fluids and prevent contamination of the bearing race. The seals must create the least amount of friction and wear, allowing the bearing to perform consistently at its best. They must also provide the most amount of protection for the bearing, even under extreme pressure and environmental conditions. There are enormous amounts of seals to choose from when you’re in the market, so how do you know which type of seal is the most appropriate one for your particular bearings?  ..

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A Speedy Solution From SKF For Your Worn Shafts
Monday, August 13, 2018

Using the SKF Speedi-Sleeve to cover a worn area of your shaft is as simple as pushing it into position. There is no need for disassembly or machining, and no special equipment is required, barring a rubber mallet and a pair of pliers. Any special tools needed for installation are supplied. This thin-walled sleeve (0,28mm or 0.011in), developed by SKF, provides a counterface surface that is optimised for radial shaft seals, minimising costly downtime.  ..

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Understand The Different Types Of O-Ring Materials
Monday, August 06, 2018

We’ve covered the basic history and common uses for O-rings but if you’re in the market for these mechanical pieces, it’s always worth considering what type of material they’re made from. We know that O-rings, also called packing or toric joints, are widely used as sealing products in a variety of applications. The original O-ring design hasn’t changed much but the development of materials, particularly in the last few decades, has allowed for specialty O-rings that can withstand extreme temperatures and pressure, as well as hazardous chemicals.  ..

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