Selecting seals can be an arduous task. We all have our 4 inch thick seal bibles offering every single seal profile that has ever existed for every conceivable application.
It’s daunting. And then there are the many manufacturers to choose from.
How do you choose the right seal for your project?
Many suppliers expect you to do the hard work and decipher the seal types, materials such as PTFE, PEEK etc.
Just getting the information together can take up lots of your valuable time, that’s before you even send it out to get quotes.
Maybe you don’t need a quote. Perhaps you’re just at the design stage and want to ensure the seal you need actually exists. Again it’s a deep drill into the depths of a thick wad of paper, together with lots of notes and uncertainty.
We have been there ourselves which is why we decided to put together a top level tool on our website during its recent overhaul.
One less thing to worry about
The idea is to be able to use the simple selection process of seal type to highlight all of the standard profiles and then have at-a-glance information regarding the materials, pressures, speeds and temperature range, right in front of you.
We only launched this a few weeks ago but have had positive feedback that it’s doing its job already. We are receiving detailed enquiries from customers who already know the profile type and material they want. This cuts down the initial back and forth of emails and phone calls to establish these details and we can get straight into the nitty gritty of a detailed quote and proposal.
Giving you more flexibility
Of course, not everyone needs a standard seal. Some will say there’s no such thing as a standard and they may be right.
We have almost no limitations on what we can manufacture or what problems we can offer solutions to in the sealing world.
We have such extensive experience and knowledge of sealing applications that quite often a 'new problem' we are presented with can be something we have already provided a similar solution to.
So go use our seal selector and the accompanying material datasheets, hopefully you can get all the info you need.
If you don’t see a suitable solution, don’t assume we can’t do it. Contact us and we will do everything we can to find the right seal for your project.