SOURCE: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

February 24, 2009 08:00 ET

Turcon® Roto VL Seal® From Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Fits Into Smaller Spaces

FT. WAYNE, IN--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a worldwide leading supplier of high-quality sealing and bearing systems, launches its new Turcon® Roto VL Seal®. The seal's uniquely compact form makes it ideal for specification in dynamic applications where there is limited space or for fitment into standard O-Ring grooves. It is primarily intended for constant service in demanding situations where there are rotary, swiveling or helical movements at medium to high system pressure.

The seal is developed from the proven Turcon® VL Seal®, and like this consists of an L-shaped Turcon® seal that is energized by a static O-Ring. The new Turcon® Roto VL Seal® is a non-symmetric single-acting seal designed to optimize the sealing performance under various pressure and surface velocity conditions.

"A unique feature of the new Turcon® Roto VL Seal® is that, due to decreased hardware requirements, it can be fit into much smaller spaces than traditional rotary seals," says Joe Woods, Fluid Power Segment Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. "It is also an excellent choice where standard O-Ring housing grooves are preferred."

Some applications where the new Turcon® Roto VL Seal® would be found are: rolling mills, machine tools, hydraulic swivels, injection molding machines, valve spindles, food processing (blenders and mixers), hydraulic steering units, forestry machines and cranes, rotators for handling devices, vane actuators/motors, hydraulic motors, hydraulic pumps, propeller thrusters and ROVs (remotely operated vehicles).

Operating Conditions:

-- Movement: Rotary, intermittent or oscillating service. Velocity to
   2 m/s/ 6.5 feet/s
-- Pressure: Up to 30MPa / 4,350psi (40 MPa / 5,800 psi for short
   durations or when static)
-- Temperature:
   -- Turcon® materials: -40°C / -40°F to +120°C /+248°F (+200°C / +392°F
      static) according to O-Ring material.
   -- Zurcon® Z52: -40°C / -40°F to +80°C / +176°F (+100°C / +212°F
      short durations or static) according to O-Ring material
   -- Zurcon® Z80: -40°C / -40°F to +60°C / +140°F (+80°C / +176°F short
      durations or static) according to O-Ring material
-- Media: Hydraulic fluids, water-based fluids, air and gases depending on
   seal material

Background to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 25 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega, Stefa and GNL, along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon®, Zurcon®, Orkot®, Isolast®, Stepseal® and Wills Rings®.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales 2007 of approximately SEK 31 billion, with about 25,000 employees in 40 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List.

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