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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

When a standard seal simply won't do

When a standard seal simply won't do Taking into account factors like dimensional restraints, operating environment and exposure to aggressive oils, greases and chemicals, Blue Diamond will custom engineer a seal with the right characteristics for almost any application. This will include the specification for the dimensions and materials of the body and lip of the seal. Factors such as the geometry of the lip, radial load and materials all affect the performance of a seal and, with so many different applications, materials and design options, designing the correct seal can be a daunting task. The engineers at Blue Diamond have access to powerful CAD and parametrics packages that allow the physical details of the seal – such as the inner and outer dimensions, materials and seal type – to be input into the program. Finite element analysis (FEA) software is used to analyse the stresses in the seal to ensure it has sufficient mechanical strength, and the program can even simulate the effects of wear in a virtual environment. This allows seals to be carefully optimised to take account of the demands of each application.
 

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