Seals & O-rings

Advancements in Automotive Transmissions

Precision timepieces operate much like the inner workings for automotive machines. Underneath the back cover lies a series of gears and springs designed to measure the passage of time. We are told how...
On April 10, 2018

Innovative Solutions Improving Seal Retention

We receive many requests from customers asking for recommendations on how to retain seals in an application. One of the most popular "quick fixes" is to apply liberal amounts of adhesive to a...
On March 22, 2018

Extend Downhole Drilling Time with Mud Motor Boot Sealing Technology

Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer improved...
On March 12, 2018

Custom Seals Provide Trusted Results for Automotive Industry Challenges

A common challenge in the automotive industry is to seal a wide variety of fluids that are being utilized in a host of unique applications. Whether it be due to dynamic motion, component geometry, or...
On March 7, 2018

O-Ring Selection Made Easy with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-Ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering tool that enables users to...
On February 28, 2018

Rapid Prototype Program Reduces Seal Project Lead Time

The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division is now offering a rapid prototype program for solid and hollow spliced O-rings that will reduce lead times on small orders to improve sample and trial testing on...
On December 20, 2017

Continuous Molding Enables Production of Large-Size Elastomer Seals in Precision Quality

Precision O-rings are manufactured by vulcanization in a closed mold using compression or injection molding. This makes it possible to produce O-rings in relatively small manufacturing tolerances...
On December 8, 2017

Intelligent Product Design of Polymer Components Enables Integration of Functions

The utilization of suitable materials based on specialized engineering and manufacturing know-how makes it possible to integrate several parts and/or functions in a single assembly component. In many...
On November 6, 2017

Compound Cure System: How Much Does It Matter?

Frequently, our team in Applications Engineering receives a question along these lines: “Is your compound E0740 peroxide cured?” Usually, these questions are asked because an end customer specifies...
On November 2, 2017

New Sealing Solution Extends Service Life of Swivel Joints for Mobile Cranes

Mobile cranes perform a wide variety of tasks, typically of the heavy-duty kind. The work they do and the locations at which they operate are frequently exposed to harsh climatic conditions in places...
On October 25, 2017

Seals and Vehicle Evaporative Emissions

Reducing the environmental impact of operating a passenger car has long been a request from the environmental community, and that demand continues to spread. But how can something as small as a seal...
On October 24, 2017

Universal Material nobrox® for Food Applications: Compound Versatility Beats Compound Variety

Be it in the food processing industry, restaurants or residential kitchens: components with food contact in industrial equipment and household appliances are subject to strict legal and...
On October 18, 2017

How to Determine the Ideal Metal Seal Part Number for an Application

Parker's metal seals are used in the most extreme environments that demand extreme temperature and pressure solutions. Metal seal technology is used in cryogenic, high temperature, hard vacuum, high...
On September 28, 2017

Protect Your Seal Aftermarket with Part Identification Technologies

Parker is revolutionizing part identification technology with a multitude of options. Customers are able to benefit from various identification methods such as non-permanent and permanent...
On September 20, 2017

New CPI FFKM Extends Seal Life, Solving Long Time Industry Challenge

For several years, one of the biggest drawbacks of “chemically resistant” FFKMs, or perfluoroelasters, has been their relatively poor compression set resistance. Typically, compounding these materials...
On August 9, 2017

New Sealing Material HiFluor FB for Hygienically Sensitive Applications

Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent purity and media resistance combined with a wide range of...
On July 27, 2017

Seal T-Joints Without RTV Silicone

A common problem I hear in the heavy duty industry today is sealing T-Joint applications effectively without the use of RTV Silicone (Room Temperature Vulcanization). Although RTV may be effective...
On July 26, 2017

Making Strides Towards Liner Seal Technology

Parker Engineered Materials Group has developed a wide range of materials for liner seals to meet the demands of the ever increasing temperature requirements in liner seal applications. The new...
On June 29, 2017

Use a Metal Seal for Those High Temperature or High Pressure Situations!

Parker Hannifin Engineered Materials Group has developed a wide variety of metal seals which can be formed or machined. A metal seal is a highly engineered sealing solution which provides...
On June 22, 2017

What O-Rings Do You Recommend for an E85 Rated Assembly?

With the desire for renewable energy sources, coupled with dependence on foreign oil, Americans are becoming increasingly interested in alcohol/fuel blends. There are nearly 20 million flex fuel...
On June 16, 2017