Higher, Faster, Longer
As airplane designs focus on flying at higher altitudes and speeds for longer periods, the many hydraulic systems onboard must adapt. Today's conditions can include temperatures above 600°F (315,5°C), temperatures as low as -65°F (-54°C), and pressures up to 5,000 psi (345 bar)
As the world attempts to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, biofuels are now a reality. Brazil and the U.S. were early adopters of this alternative fuel for transportation but now its use is expanding in Europe, with Germany, France and Spain leading the way.
Charging into the future
By Harlan Hart, technical manager, e-mobility, Trelleborg SealingSolutions.
Recognising that a specialised sealing solution was needed for e-Mobility applications, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed two new seals that could help noticeably extend the distance travelled by electric vehicles between charges, as Harlan Hart, technical manager, e-Mobility, explains
When Electric Vehicles Take Over
By Jeff Kerns, published in "Machine Design Magazine"
Are supply chains, materials, and drivability of EVs helping or hurting?
New Seals Reduce Friction for Electric Vehicle Adoption
By Harlan Hart, Technical Manager, e-Mobility for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, published in "Machine Design Magazine"
Increasing electric vehicles driving range is more than just a matter of batteries and motors.
Advancements in Double-Acting Rotary Seals Prove More Effective
By Beth Figliulo, Fluid power segment manager, published in "Electronic Component News", Dec. 2018
Modern machinery, equipment and motors fitted with hydraulic cylinders are becoming more powerful, which means that the hydraulic systems therein are increasingly subject to higher operating pressures and temperatures.
The right seal reduces contamination in hydraulic systems
Learn what causes contamination and how to choose seals that protect against it.
Fight friction and reduce costs with lubrication management
By Beth Figliulo and Michael Cook, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas
Reduction in compression set behavior with new hydraulic sealing systems reduces friction and creates a better environment for seals.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed a unique engineered seal– specifically for use within Central Tire Inflation systems. Turcon® Roto L is the first ever active seal, engineered to only provide sealing when required. Eliminating friction and torque, this extends the seal life of axle systems and can significantly reduce fuel consumption for vehicle operators.
Zero-Leak Wipe Systems Fluid 'Weepage'
Hybrid robots combining hydraulic and electric systems are becoming more common in assembly lines and warehouses. Hybrid hydraulic and electrical designs require special care when specifying hydraulic sealing systems because weepage of even a light coating of hydraulic fluid can negatively affect electrical system performance.
Getting the sealing system team right
Published in "Hydraulics & Pneumatics"
Effective sealing in today’s demanding hydraulic applications requires seals and lubricant to work together. Holger Jordan, segment manager fluid power Europe for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, outlines how ‘Lubrication Management’ is helping make this happen.
High Modulus Plastics Can Play a Key Role in Off-Highway Vehicles
By Tom Zozokos, Product Line Director, and Beth Figliulo, Fluid Power Segment Manager Americas, Trelleborg SealingSolutions.
Co-injection molding is one technology of interest for those designing hydraulic systems for off-highway use. This allows two polymers to be combined in a single operation to create multiple functions in one component.
Boosting performance in hydraulic systems with alternative coatings
By Beth Figliulo and Michael Cook, Trelleborg SealingSolutions.
Taking a holistic approach to sealing solutions in hydraulic systems using chrome alternatives helps engineers achieve optimum function.
Materials for Maximum Wear Ring Performance
Published in "Flow Control", May 2018
Read how Wear Rings can extend the life of a hydraulic system
Engineered Solutions for Smart Appliances with LSR Processing
The Research and Markets Institute (researchandmarkets.com) projects the global household appliances industry to reach an estimated value of US$ 324.2 billion by 2019. Amongst the major drivers are growing affluence of the middle-class population in emerging markets, higher disposable incomes, and more per capita spent on lifestyle products in increasingly urbanized environments.
Product change without aroma carryover (Language: German)
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has partnered with Krones, a specialist in beverage bottling, to analyze the reasons behind unintentional flavor carryover during the filling process. The companies found elastomer sealing components to be a relevant factor in aroma carryover and that the selection of the optimum sealing material is crucial in preventing the transfer of flavors from one filling process to the next.
David Kaley — Trelleborg Sealing Solutions; Edited by Mike Santora
With stainless steel and other metals so predominant in industrial food manufacturing equipment, it may seem unusual to suggest a more significant role for plastic wear rings and bearings. But for a broad range of food production and transportation machines, advanced polymers are an effective way to reduce friction and handle load instead of traditional metal bearings.
Trelleborg Seals help keep food and beverage industry clean
By David Kaley, published in "Rubber & Plastics News"
One of the most important aspects for the food and beverage industry is sterility. Preventing cross-contamination on the plant floor is crucial. Any company creating pieces of equipment needs to adhere to the industry's strict regulations.
Smart Engineering Solutions for Smart Appliances with LSR Processing
By Ursula Nollenberger, published in "appliance DESIGN"
The global household appliances industry is seeing a steady influx of technologically advanced appliances that deliver innovative, smart features to save the user time and make life more comfortable. This article demonstrates the role custom-engineered LSR parts have in this segment.
A Mighty, Small Idea
Today’s medical device manufacturers operate in a challenging landscape.
Stricter regulations and the need for biocompatibility are making
development and manufacturing more demanding. Add to that user
requirements for devices that suit their lifestyle choices, such as wearable
products and home monitoring solutions, and you can understand why
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
engineers are looking for novel component options.
Why having a skilled injection molding partner matters
A holistic approach enables a molder to guide medical device manufacturers from prototype to production
Onward and upward for SUS in bioprocessing
Addressing challenges in single-use system market requires collaboration
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
In an effort to design smaller, more intricate and complicated medical devices without running afoul of increasingly stringent national and international regulations, many designers are looking to geometric transition extrusions manufactured of high consistency rubber (HCR) silicone. This process reduces total cost of ownership for the original equipment manufacturer while improving part quality and greatly enhancing the types of devices being sought by healthcare medproviders.
Trelleborg introduces XploR S-Seal
By Eric Bucci, published in "Rubber & Plastics News"
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions recently launched XploR S-Seal and XploR FSSeal, extrusion-resistant elastomers the company developed for demanding high temperature and high-pressure sealing environments in the oil and gas industry.
Trelleborg's tensioner cylinder seals exceed 20-year lifecycle rating
By Mary Gannon
Seals used in offshore rig tensioner cylinders must meet the same rigorous lifecycles as the
cylinders themselves. Because offshore environments are harsh and installation and maintenance
can be difficult, tensioner cylinders must have a 20-year life. That was why, more than 20 years
ago, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions conducted research, determining that its seals could last this
Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) elastomers offer exceptional thermal stability, outstanding long-term compression set and almost universal chemical compatibility – delivering long life in the most aggressive of media, including hydrocarbon and aqueous media, common within oilfield applications.
How water glycol fluids affect common seal materials - Comprehensive testing revealed temperature-related issues.
As the oil and gas industry evolves, sealing materials are required to work effectively in more challenging environments. This article details the effects of exposure to water-based hydraulic fluids and High-Pressure/High-Temperature (HPHT) fields on common sealing materials.
Biolubricants & Seals: Users and their providers need to pay attention to fluid compatibilities
By Joe Savina, published in "Processing Solutions"
Biolubricant use is on the rise as companies look for more sustainable ways of doing business. Read this article to find out more about the special design considerations required due to how these lubricants may react to equipment components and seal materials.
The chemical compatibility of a seal with the fluids in a system is critical to obtaining a reliable, long-lasting seal. Here are some considerations for choosing the right material for a given chemical sealing application.
Polyurethane (PU) materials offer outstanding wear, extrusion and abrasion resistance with good elasticity and low compression set.
Looking Beyond Chemical Compatibility Charts: Matching Plastic and Elastomer Seals with Fluids
By Lucy Heyduk and Tim McCulfor, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Chemical compatibility charts are often used as a quick and concise way to match the proper fluid with a seal. However, there is much more to consider with the chemical compatibility of a seal in relation to the fluids in a system. This information is critical to gaining a reliable and long-lasting seal — and the selection process can be daunting.
Inventory Management Systems Play an Essential Role Now and Into the Future
As the economy reopens and demand for manufactured products returns to normal, it has become challenging to manage inventory of the parts needed for production. While no one product or service can solve all of these problems, inventory management systems have become an increasingly useful tool for managing labor and supply chain issues. This article reviews the current situation and how one new automated inventory management system can help alleviate some of the pain of C-Class inventory management.
From Deformation to Calibration: Installing O-Ring Energized Piston and Rod Seals
Avoid seal installation issues that lead to leaks and lost productivity.
Composite Simulation Grows MORE ROBUST
By Kenneth Wong
The transition from metal to composite is one of the most recent significant changes in manufacturing.
The former material is isotropic, exhibiting uniform stretching and bending behavior in all directions. By contrast,composites are anisotropic. They stretch, bend and break differently in different directions, based on how the fibers are woven together and how the laminates are bonded. This fundamental difference throws many traditional simulation protocols and practices into chaos.
Reduce Vibration and Avoid Stiction in Seals
By Holger Jordan, fluid power segment manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
Stick-slip is not always a big issue, but sometimes it can significantly
degrade performance. Potentially, it can cause damage, such as cracks in
steel work and strength loss, and even health problems for operators.
We look at solutions to combat stick-slip to lower vibration as well as to create damping solutions.
By Michael Cook and Kelly Volpenhein; Published in "Fluidpower Journal"
With global engineering and production facilities, state of-the-art cleanrooms and advanced automated processes, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions already offers its medical device, biotech and pharmaceutical customers specialized custom molded solutions that enhance their product offerings.
By Beth Figliulo, published in "Hydraulics & Pneumatics"