Not all seals are created equal. While most seals look alike, it’s the hidden details in profiles, material and design that often mean the difference between equipment uptime and downtime – and millions of dollars in between. This is why System Seals takes extraordinary measures to understand every technical element that plays a part in a product’s performance.
The process begins in System Seals’ state-of-the-art Research and Development Laboratory, where scientists use statistically designed experiments to examine the full spectrum of relations between variables, such as pressures, temperatures, fluids and friction.
It’s a rigorous and scientifically sound approach to developing new designs and optimizing custom applications. And it’s a process that has enabled System Seals to make major product breakthroughs while helping countless customers overcome unique equipment challenges.
OEM Resource Center
System Seals’ R&D Lab is an ideal resource that helps OEMs develop and test seal designs for existing and new products. Through a uniquely collaborative approach, System Seals works closely with OEMs to formulate individual testing methods that are unique to each application. System Seals will even custom design and build testing equipment for unusual applications.
A Sample of System Seals’ In-House Research and Testing Capabilities
Each customer of large diameter seals is provided with a comprehensive Technical Service Package from the System Seals Engineering Center. This free service includes a variety of available services such as:
* Application Engineering
* ASTM Testing
* Chemical compatibility
* Custom Application Testing
* Differential Scanning Calorimetry
* Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
* Extrusion Testing
* Fatigue Testing
* Fluid Compatibility and Aging Analysis
* Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
* Materials Testing for Mechanical and Physical Properties
* Pressure Testing
* Seal Failure Analysis
* Six Sigma Based Experiments
* Technical Training
* Thermal Analysis
* Wear Testing
|Design Optimization ProcessThe System Seals Engineering Center uses an exclusive Design Optimization process that provides customers with the most advanced sealing solutions available. This step-by-step process outlined below includes the Technical Service Package from inquiry to installation. There is no faster or more effective service available in the industry.1 EQUIPMENT MAPPING
We analyze every aspect of a seal application and all operating parameters. This is done for new OEM concepts, as well as existing equipment and maintenance and repair. We focus on how different seal components can be optimized as a more effective interdependent system.
2 FREE ENGINEERING PROPOSAL
Our Engineering Center does all the technical work for you, free of charge. This includes all technical work, drawings and even failure analysis if needed.
3 DESIGNS PUT TO TASK
The full resources of our Research & Development lab are included with your Technical Service Package. This can include Finite Element Analysis, fluid compatibility testing and materials analysis.
4 QUOTES AND PROPOSALS
Drawings are usually provided for review in 1-2 days and more quickly in emergency situations. The design review process often becomes a collaboration that enables customers to work directly with our Engineering Center to reach the best possible solutions.
5 PROTOTYPING AND TESTING
After new designs are prototyped, tested and produced, System Seals helps with a variety of services after delivery, again at no additional charge, such as on-site installation, trouble shooting, training and ongoing technical support.
About System Seals
System Seals is an international research-based seal manufacturer that works in close collaboration with OEMs and maintenance-and-repair customers. The company’s Cleveland-based Engineering Center uses state-of-the-art testing and design tools to identify and overcome weaknesses in standard seals. Through research and development the company also develops new ways to optimize interconnected seals into more effective seal systems.
* Forging & Extrusion
* Steel & Aluminum Processing
* Oil, Gas & Petroleum
* Pulp & Paper
* Hydraulic Presses
* Wind Energy
* Large mobile hydraulics
* Injection molding