Reducing downtime with innovative seals, bushings and custom-molded parts. - Meghan Cloud Braunger
FORKLIFT TRUCKS HAVE BECOME INDISPENSABLE IN A VARIETY OF WORK ENVIRONMENTS.
They play a valuable role in manufacturing facilities and warehouses, ensuring items are in the right place at the right time. Consequently, forklifts are often in constant use. Seals play a critical role in forklift applications and must withstand heavy loads, while ensuring continuous, efficient operation.
Forklifts have three primary options when it comes to what powers the truck: an internal combustion engine, electric power and hydrogen fuel cells. These three options are fundamentally different and require unique sealing solutions to seal system components, prevent leakage and keep fuel and lubrication from being contaminated by outside particles.
1 Combustion Engine: O-Rings, Quad-Ring® seals/X-Rings, Kantseals/square rings, engineered molded parts
Rotary seals, engineered molded parts and custommachined Orkot® profiles seal and support the vital drivetrain components that keep the forklift operating efficiently.
2 - Axle-wheel hub: Cassette seals
3 - Brake system: Custom-molded parts
4 - Gearbox: Radial Oil Seals
5 - Steering system: Zurcon® U-Cup RU9, Zurcon® L-Cup®, Zurcon® Scraper DA24, Orkot® & HiMod® Bearings
High-performance radial oil seals, engineered molded parts, Quad-Ring® seals/X-Rings and O-Rings in the hydraulic system ensure all components on the forklift function seamlessly.
6 - Hydraulic control unit: Engineered-molded parts, Quad-Ring®seals/X-Rings, O-Rings
7 - Axial piston pump: Turcon® Glyd Ring®, Radial Oil Seals, O-Rings
Zurcon®, HiMod® and Orkot® materials in engineered seal and wear ring profiles ensure maximum performance in the critical lift and mast applications that are paramount to forklift functionality.
8 - Lift/plunger cylinders: Zurcon® U-Cup RU9, Zurcon® Buffer Seal, HiMod® Slydring®, Zurcon® Scraper DA22
9 - Mast: Machined Orkot® components reduce friction and maintain heavy loads supported by the forklift’s mast.
A multitude of attachment options are available for forklifts to extend their range and capabilities. Hydraulic cylinders and valves supporting forklift attachments must be reliable and withstand heavy loads. While preventing leakage both internally and externally on the cylinders, sealing solutions must offer easy installation and long service life.
10 - Tilt cylinder / 11 Side shift cylinder: Zurcon® U-Cup RU9, Zurcon® Dualseal, Zurcon® Scraper DA24,HiMod® Wear Rings, Zurcon® Wynseal
12 - Specialty attachments: