System Seals was founded in 1995 by Arnold von Engelbrechten, a German-born engineer who focused his early career on applying new technologies to the complacent field of hydraulic seals. Throughout the 1990s manufacturing continued to make substantial strides, but he realized the seal industry lagged woefully behind.
He and a small group of application engineers began to study the inner workings of seals within entire hydraulic systems and how a group of seals could be optimized together. They began machining seal systems that maximized performance under specific operating parameters. The approach not only met new demands of modern manufacturing, but equipment operators saw an immediate boost in reliability and performance.
Before long, the approach caught the attention of some of the largest corporations in the world, in both OEM and maintenance-and-repair. System Seals ramped up its efforts and began to apply cutting-edge design techniques such as finite element analysis and custom blended materials that could withstand greater pressures, temperatures and friction.
Customers saw the new technology translate immediately into profits, and additional industries took notice. They, too, asked System Seals to review their applications and find new efficiencies – industries such as oil and gas, steel and aluminum processing, mining and wind. Since then, System Seals has helped transform seal technology in a multitude of industries throughout the world.
Today, System Seals is widely regarded as the industry’s foremost problem solver, who strives to find even the smallest improvements in every product they make. It is a culture that underscores the entire company and will continue to drive its growth.