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Upgrading O-Rings In Dynamic Applications

Upgrading O-Rings In Dynamic Applications

CHALLENGE High temperature actuators for plastic processing equipment were experiencing warranty failures in the field due to poor sealing performance...
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Custom Seals Save Thousands In Reduced Oil Leakage

Custom Seals Save Thousands In Reduced Oil Leakage

ROI Study For A Raute Wood Press Line CHALLENGE To develop a retrofit solution to stop massive oil leaks on...
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Polyurethane Seals for Wind Energy Increase Reliability

Polyurethane Seals for Wind Energy Increase Reliability

CHALLENGE Develop a more abrasion resistant seal for main bearings that extends lifetime and reliability. SOLUTION An engineered, highly abrasion-resistant,...
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Blow Out Preventer Safety

Blow Out Preventer Safety

Tripling safety margins with dual-material seals. CHALLENGE Rod and piston seals inside blowout preventers were deforming and extruding under high...
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An End to Metal-to-Metal Contact in Bending Balance Cylinders

An End to Metal-to-Metal Contact in Bending Balance Cylinders

CHALLENGE To eliminate premature seal failures resulting from metal-to-metal contact inside bending-balance cylinders. SOLUTION System Seals' Cylinder Optimization Process(COP) revealed...
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System Seals VORTEX

System Seals VORTEX

A Groundbreaking Rotary Seal That Redirects Grease To Where It Belongs CHALLENGE To cost-effectively prevent grease leakage in a main...
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Unprecedented Seal Life in Hydraulic Mount Cylinders

Unprecedented Seal Life in Hydraulic Mount Cylinders

CHALLENGE To develop a new, ultra long-lasting seal kit for hydraulic mounting system with limited space for seals. SOLUTION System...
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The Birth of Elite V-Packing

The Birth of Elite V-Packing

CHALLENGE To create a heavy duty V-packing solution that can operate in worn and damaged forging presses where traditional elastomer/fabric...
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Safely Replacing Bronze Guidance

Safely Replacing Bronze Guidance

CHALLENGE To reduce maintenance and repair costs by replacing bronze overlay with composite guide bands. SOLUTION System Seals' Cylinder Optimization...
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Retrofit Solutions Designed to Minimize Cost of Warranty Repairs

Retrofit Solutions Designed to Minimize Cost of Warranty Repairs

CHALLENGE To custom design a retrofit sealing solution for a wheel hub assembly to correct wide-spread warranty claims. SOLUTION A...
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Oversized Seal Kits Save Thousands in Repair Costs

Oversized Seal Kits Save Thousands in Repair Costs

CHALLENGE Under-warranty boom cylinders were failing due to heavy side-loads, requiring the cylinder bores to be replaced with every repair....
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System Seals Designs For Next-Gen HAGC Cylinders

System Seals Designs For Next-Gen HAGC Cylinders

CHALLENGE To engineer the next generation HAGC sealing system design to increase performance and reliability for new and existing flat...
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Building a Better Leg Jack Cylinder

Building a Better Leg Jack Cylinder

CHALLENGE To create a robust new seal kit for leg jack cylinders, ensuring reliability in new fluids and higher application...
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Just-In-Time V-Packing

Just-In-Time V-Packing

Reducing maintenance downtime by planning ahead. CHALLENGE A forging company was leaking approximately $10,000 worth of oil each month, and...
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System Seals Tackles Extreme Loading in Gripper Cylinders

System Seals Tackles Extreme Loading in Gripper Cylinders

CHALLENGE To design a sealing system that can withstand extreme side-loading under various uneven terrain. SOLUTION System Seals upgraded both...
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Extending the Life of Braking Compressors

Extending the Life of Braking Compressors

CHALLENGE Air compressors used in heavy vehicle braking systems were short-lived due to unanticipated side loading and subsequent internal damage....
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Extending V-Packing Life in Legacy Forging Presses

Extending V-Packing Life in Legacy Forging Presses

CHALLENGE To extend seal life in a legacy forging press contaminated by a rusting manifold and other abrasive conditions. SOLUTION...
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Large Clearance Seals for Choke & Kill Connectors

Large Clearance Seals for Choke & Kill Connectors

CHALLENGE To develop a seal that allows a large clearance gap while beins able to seal 30,000PSI. SOLUTION A custom...
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System Seals: Seal Worksheet

System Seals: Seal Worksheet

Click below to retrieve our seal worksheet. This will assist us in getting started on your quote quickly!   Seal...
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Surface Finish Specifications: Rotary

Surface Finish Specifications: Rotary

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Surface Finish Specifications

Surface Finish Specifications

Surface Finish Specifications
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Seal Failure Mode: Over-Pressurization

Seal Failure Mode: Over-Pressurization

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Seal Failure Mode: Hydrolysis

Seal Failure Mode: Hydrolysis

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Seal Failure Mode: Heat Damage

Seal Failure Mode: Heat Damage

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Elastomer Selection Diagram

Elastomer Selection Diagram

Download a PDF version here: Elastomer Selection Diagram  
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Seal Failure Mode: Extrusion

Seal Failure Mode: Extrusion

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Seal Failure Mode: Explosive Decompression

Seal Failure Mode: Explosive Decompression

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Seal Failure Mode: Erosion

Seal Failure Mode: Erosion

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Seal Failure Mode: Dry Running

Seal Failure Mode: Dry Running

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Seal Failure Mode: Dieseling

Seal Failure Mode: Dieseling

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Seal Failure Mode: Contamination

Seal Failure Mode: Contamination

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Seal Failure Mode: Abrasion

Seal Failure Mode: Abrasion

   
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System Seals Expands its Global Presence to Germany

System Seals Expands its Global Presence to Germany

System Seals is proud to announce its new facility in Hamburg, Germany. The Hamburg presence provides an expanded level of...
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Rotary Seal Guidebook

Rotary Seal Guidebook

Proper installation is a critical step in optimizing seal performance. We have designed this guide to help insure that you...
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The Use of Thermal Techniques for Seal Failure Analysis

The Use of Thermal Techniques for Seal Failure Analysis

Various techniques exist to analyze seal failure or elastomer incompatibility in hydraulic applications. Historical tests rely on basic mechanical testing and...
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Predicting Seal Extrusion

Predicting Seal Extrusion

Seal extrusion is a major concern for hydraulic applications, especially where pressures are high or extrusion gaps are larger than...
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System Seals’ Elite V-Packing System

System Seals’ Elite V-Packing System

Upgrade Your V-Packing to the Industry's Most Advanced Technology System Seals Elite V-Packing
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Seal Failure Handbook

Seal Failure Handbook

An accurate seal failure analysis is critical to eliminating future problems. System Seals offers this free handbook as a reference...
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System Seals Seal Poster

System Seals Seal Poster

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The Advantage of Composite Bushings vs. Bronze

The Advantage of Composite Bushings vs. Bronze

By Kurt Sassmannshausen (Product Development Manager) Bronze guide bands and bushings have been the traditional “go to” solution for guidance...
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Knowing Your Guide Bands

Knowing Your Guide Bands

In an ongoing research-and-development project, System Seals put a variety of guide bands to the test and measured various properties, shapes,...
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Annular BOP Seal Installation Instructions

Annular BOP Seal Installation Instructions

Written Instructions annular-bop-seal-installation View our video here: Piston and Rod BOP Installation
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Bonding of Polyurethane Instructions

Bonding of Polyurethane Instructions

Written instructions can be found here: bonding-pu-instructions Watch the video here: Bonding of Polyurethane Seal Instructions
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Piston Seal Installation Instructions

Piston Seal Installation Instructions

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Chemical Compatibility Study Reveals Shortfalls in Standard Testing Methods

Chemical Compatibility Study Reveals Shortfalls in Standard Testing Methods

Traditional methods to determine elastomer seal compatibility with specific fluids have for decades produced misleading results, according to a new...
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System Seals’ New Cylinder Optimization Process

System Seals’ New Cylinder Optimization Process

has been widely received by the industry as a breakthrough in seal design. This month, Sealing & Contamination Control Tips...
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The Ultimate Fluid Compatibility Test

The Ultimate Fluid Compatibility Test

Surprising results from a multi-year study could change the way seal materials are used It’s not uncommon for seal manufacturers...
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System Seals Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

System Seals Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

System Seals Appoints New Chief Financial Officer Fluid seal company embarks on an aggressive five-year growth plan Cleveland – System...
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New Step-Cut Port-Safe Piston Seal

New Step-Cut Port-Safe Piston Seal

System Seals’ Research and Development lab has created a new upgrade to the standard cast iron piston rings. The 273...
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Surface Finish Specification

Surface Finish Specification

To maximize seal performance and durability, System Seals recommends the following finishing values for hydraulic seals. Surface Finish Specifications
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No More Shims

No More Shims

Users of traditional V-Packing know the frustration of making continuous adjustments over time, as the packing loses its ability to...
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System Seals V-Packing: Traditional NBR & Fabric V-Packing

System Seals V-Packing: Traditional NBR & Fabric V-Packing

Competitively priced seals are always in stock and delivered worldwide System Seals now stocks one of the largest inventories of...
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New Mill Duty Guide Bands Designed for Extreme Side Loads

New Mill Duty Guide Bands Designed for Extreme Side Loads

With a higher yield and temperature range, MTC20 is not brittle and won’t crack like phenolic   Application engineers at...
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System Seals Launches the 321 Severe Duty Wiper

System Seals Launches the 321 Severe Duty Wiper

When Regular Wipers Just Can't Cut through the Dirt System Seals engineers have seen a steady and persistent problem in...
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High-Pressure, High-Temperature Seals for the Oil & Gas Industry

High-Pressure, High-Temperature Seals for the Oil & Gas Industry

  As the Oil & Gas industry pushed its equipment to ever greater limits, the need for more robust, high-performance...
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The laws of physics are reliable. Your seals should be, too.

The laws of physics are reliable. Your seals should be, too.

Material Not all seals are created equal. While most seals look alike, it's the hidden details in profiles, material and...
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General Brochure

General Brochure

Download the System Seals brochure to learn more about our proprietary seals and how we help a wide variety of...
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Mining Brochure

Mining Brochure

Download the System Seals Mining catalog to learn more about our proprietary seals and how we can help mining operations increase...
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Steel Brochure

Steel Brochure

Download the System Seals Steel and Metal Processing catalog to learn more about our proprietary seals and how we help...
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4 Ways to Prevent Catastrophic Seal Failure by Extrusion

4 Ways to Prevent Catastrophic Seal Failure by Extrusion

Extrusion is the single most common cause of catastrophic seal failure. Seals begin to extrude when the exposed heel of...
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5 Ways Design Engineers Will Benefit from System Seals’ New CAD Download Service

5 Ways Design Engineers Will Benefit from System Seals’ New CAD Download Service

System Seals has launched an advanced new web site designed specifically with the engineer in mind. The site includes free...
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System Seals Introduce the 188: A New Generation of Heavy Duty Seals

System Seals Introduce the 188: A New Generation of Heavy Duty Seals

Working extensively with steel mills, researchers at System Seals began to see AGC control systems exhibit higher cylinder pressures as...
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Forging Brochure

Forging Brochure

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Top 5 Reasons Why Seals Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Seals Fail

Seal failure can be catastrophic, and in some industries cost millions of dollars in unexpected downtime. There are many conditions...
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System Seals Replaces O-Rings with Improved Product Offering

System Seals Replaces O-Rings with Improved Product Offering

Traditional elastic O-Rings have long been a source of frustration throughout steel mills, mining operations and other heavy industries. The...
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System Seals Introduces Breakthrough Wiper Technology

System Seals Introduces Breakthrough Wiper Technology

After extensive research and development, System Seals has designed a breakthrough waterproof wiper that eliminates all internal corrosion issues associates...
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