One of the first web tools developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, the O-Ring Calculator has been helping engineers for nearly two decades and has just been updated.-Jan Sklucki
AEROPLANES, A GLASS OF BEER AND AN OIL RIG – WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
They all have the humble O-Ring to thank for their successful operation. And they really are everywhere. “As the most common sealing element, we’ve put a lot of time and research into developing materials and manufacturing approaches to produce both specialized and generalpurpose products,” says Bernd Murthum, Product Manager O-Rings for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.“With the range of options, including housing sizes and ISO specifications, it can take some time to ensure you’re using the correct seal.”
From this thinking, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions saw the opportunity to make the task easier for its customers and developed the O-Ring Calculator web-tool. Now, nearly 20 years on, the tool is on its fifth version. “Our O-Ring Calculator is one of our most popular engineering tools.
We’ve focused on enhancing the usability of the O-Ring Calculator to make it even easier for design engineers to calculate O-Ring dimensions and housing layout for their applications. This latest update will be much appreciated by the tens of thousands of users we have worldwide.” says Bernd.
We don’t only provide a great tool for O-Ring calculations, but also an extraordinary range of O-Rings and materials. We’ve just proven ourselves in a special challenge that saw us establish a world record for the largest O-Ring ever produced! Read the full article on page 25 to find out more.
As a mechanical engineer, I find this app very useful. I use it at least once a week. The layout of the app is very easy to work with and intuitive. A must have app for all engineers and for anyone who works with O-Rings. Thanks Trelleborg for spending the time on this app.
Exactly what I needed, which were information for dimensions, chemical properties, and category information. There's even more than that!
Superb Software – Many, many thanks to Trelleborg for designing such a versatile android app. More over this is free. Great work!
The O-Ring Calculator Web Tool
The O-Ring calculator offers engineers and professionals a quick and easy way to calculate O-Ring sizes and housing layouts. Simply insert the installation specifications and it will calculate O-Ring sizes, housing layouts and part numbers, and give results for O-Ring compression and stretch, housing fill and much more. It’s really as easy as that.
Features at a glance:
ISO Search: Enter the bore or rod/shaft diameter, you will receive an O-Ring recommendation and O-Ring housing calculation according to the recommendations of ISO 3601.
O-Ring Search: Offers the selection of O-Ring nominal sizes according to the following national/international standards: ISO 3601, JIS B 2401 (Japan) SMS 1586 (Sweden).
Calculate O-Ring tolerances: according to ISO 3601-1 Class B
Switch between metric and inch: units while your calculations adjust automatically with your selections.
New integrated database: allows you to save your projects directly in the tool for easy editing or reviewing at any time. Share your results with your colleagues seamlessly.
English, German, Chinese and Japanese: language support.
New linked tools for further guidance:
e-Catalog: Provides more information regarding specific O-Ring part numbers.