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.
The right seal reduces contamination in hydraulic systems
Learn what causes contamination and how to choose seals that protect against it.
Onward and upward for SUS in bioprocessing
Addressing challenges in single-use system market requires collaboration
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.
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.
Why having a skilled injection molding partner matters
A holistic approach enables a molder to guide medical device manufacturers from prototype to production
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)
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
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.
From Deformation to Calibration: Installing O-Ring Energized Piston and Rod Seals
Avoid seal installation issues that lead to leaks and lost productivity.
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.
Understanding Key Processes for Mixing APIs with Silicone
By Anrew Gaillard, Healthcare & Medical Segment Manager, Trelleborg SealingSolutions.
The pros and cons of drug delivery and device enhancement.
With its stability and biocompatible properties, silicone is leading the way to a new generation of drug delivery products and enhanced medical devices that will profoundly improve patient care.
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.
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 o!-highway use. This allows two polymers to be combined in a single operation to create multiple functions in onecomponent. A good example is an elastomeric material that acts as a seal and a scraper combined with a stronger thermoplastic material that acts as a bushing or guide ring. This component would be anideal molded rod end in a hydraulic cylinder used in the excavator bucket of an o!-highway vehicle, for instance.
Reducing Risk with Geometric Transition Extrusion
By Dan Sanchez, Product Manager at Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical
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.
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.
5 medical tubing manufacturing processes to achieve complex geometries
By Dan Sanchez, Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical
Medtech companies have demanded increasingly complex geometries in medical tubing. Here’s a rundown of five manufacturing processes that could help them get there.
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.
When Electric Vehicles Take Over
By Jeff Kerns, published in "Machine Design Magazine"
Are supply chains, materials, and drivability of EVs helping or hurting?
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.
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.
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.
3 Areas of Innovation for Combination Medical Products
By Andrew Gaillard, Global Director and Jonathan Russell, Engineering Manager, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Healthcare & Medical, published in "Medical Design Briefs"
Trelleborg is a full-service supplier of finished medical devices involving silicone-API processing, assembly of sensor and insertion device, ready-to-use package and sterilization.
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.
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.
Simple O-ring rises to new levels
By Ursula Nollenberger and Jarno Burkhardt published in "TODAY'S MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS"
O-Rings are the most popular seals used by design engineers due to their basic geometry and almost universal use. Read this article to learn more about how liquid silicone rubber (LSR) O-Rings are used for healthcare and medical applications.
By Michelle Jacobson, published in Today's Medical Developments Magazine
With component sourcing and supply chain management support from Trelleborg, Spinal Singularity developed the Connected Catheter to offer improved quality for users.
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
Trelleborg's 2K technology enhances options for medical device manufacturers
By Ursula Nollenberger, published in "Rubber & Plastics News"
Whether it's a wearable pump for insulin or implantable delivery devices, proper dose regulation and biocompatibility are crucial.
The Power of Combination Medical Products
By Mark Gordon and Andrew Gaillard; published in "MDT-Medical Design Technology"
By Michael Cook and Kelly Volpenhein; Published in "Fluidpower Journal"
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.
Advancements in Double-Acting Rotary Seals Prove More Effective
By Beth Figliulo, Fluid power segment manager, published in "Electronic Component News", Dec. 2018
How you can keep Bacteria from colonizing Silicone
Published in "MDO", Nov. 2018
Materials for Maximum Wear Ring Performance
Published in "Flow Control", May 2018
Read how Wear Rings can extend the life of a hydraulic system
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.
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.
Microneedle Patches: Design for Superior Drug Delivery
By Luis Tissone, published in Medical Design Technology
Transdermal drug delivery systems have several benefits over traditional methods. Read this article for more information on how liquid silicone rubber can be successfully transformed into microneedle patches designed for this particular use.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions helps develop revolutionary subsea product
When faced with the challenge of helping to create a product to boost safety and efficiency for offshore engagement, Trelleborg went above and beyond in developing a complete sealing solution to help its partner "revolutionise" the oil industry.
LSR Processing Technology: Shaking up leading industries
Published in "DesignSolutions"
The technical possibilities with liquid silicone rubber (LSR) are endless and can be applied to numerous fields. This article demonstrates how LSR and two-component (or two-shot) injection molding technology can be used across a range of industries to produce innovative solutions.
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.
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.
Polyurethane (PU) materials offer outstanding wear, extrusion and abrasion resistance with good elasticity and low compression set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Beth Figliulo, published in "Hydraulics & Pneumatics"
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.