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Rotary Shaft Seals in the mining industry

May 2022

The objective of a rotary shaft seal is to prevent the leakage of oil, grease, and other fluids while also keeping environmental contaminants out. Nowhere is this more important than in the mining industry where vehicles and equipment are generally sealing oil but exposed to the environment.


Why use Rotary Shaft Seals in Wind Energy Applications

March 2022

The Wind Energy Industry continues to find new ways to increase the lifetime and reliability of wind turbines.

As wind energy moves to larger, lighter-weight turbines located in harsh and remote locations, service life and reliability have grown increasingly more important.


A guide to Machining PEEK

August 2021

Used in hostile environments, PEEK is a high strength alternative to ferrous materials. It exhibits very low smoke and toxic gas emissions whilst carrying a V-0 flammability rating.


PTFE vs PFA

December 2020

Fluoropolymers share several unique properties which make them suitable for use in the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and medical industries.

PTFE, PFA and FEP are the most well-known and common fluoroplastics. So what, exactly, are their differences?


PTFE vs PCTFE

November 2020

The difference between PTFE and PCTFE is mainly in the chemical structure. The addition of one Chlorine atom in place of one Fluorine atom leads to a massive change in its properties and application.


PTFE vs PEEK

November 2020

High-Performance Plastic are distinguished primarily by their temperature stability, but also their mechanical properties.

Often chosen for applications requiring good chemical resistance, performance at high temperatures, low coefficient of friction and high strength they can be found in many demanding applications across a variety of industries such as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Nuclear and Chemical, but how do you decide which material has the properties required for your specific application?

 


What is a Slide Bearing?

July 2020

A common problem with structures can be that due to a result of thermal, seismic, or differential force, the structure can end up moving. To counter this movement Slide Bearings are introduced into the structure.