Seals & O-rings

Top 10 Most Popular O-Ring and Lathe Cut Blog Posts of All Time

From the Parker O-Ring Handbook and Material Offering Guide to finite element analysis and blogs, our engineering experts run the gamut of all sealing solutions. So it's no surprise that the top blogs...
On February 27, 2019

Sealing Solutions for Drinking Water and Service Water Systems

Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any harmful ingredients are required.  Sealing compounds for use in...
On January 29, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

CAD Library for Seals Makes Work Easier for Design Engineers

You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you to...
On January 11, 2019

Engineered Materials and Sealing Solutions for Flow Batteries

Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
On September 19, 2018

What Is My Part Number? 3 Nomenclatures for Ordering Custom Seals

Standard AS568 O-ring sizes are well known in the seal industry. Generally adding the compound with a standard O-ring size creates a smart part number for identification and purchasing purposes....
On August 15, 2018

Clutch Sealing for Today's Automatic Transmissions

The competitive landscape, combined with government regulations, are driving technology in today's automotive market for improved efficiency and fuel economy. Any incremental improvement in...
On July 3, 2018

A Guide to Proper Storage and Cleaning of Elastomer Seals

Elastomer seals from Parker Prädifa meet the most exacting demands in a wide range of applications. Aside from the appropriate seal designs, the material properties of the seal compounds are...
On June 28, 2018

Custom Environmental Seal Solutions: When Unique Requirements Throw A Curveball

When it comes to the topic of utilizing elastomeric seals, it’s stereotypical to consider environmental sealing as one of the simpler categories of applications. Near-ambient pressure and temperature...
On June 27, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

How to Calculate the Right O-Ring Size 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 design tool that enables users...
On May 17, 2018

Omega Profile: A More Robust PSA Backed Sealing Solution

Customers often call with various sealing challenges. But sometimes their dilemmas can be solved with more robust solutions instead of direct replacements. For example, when a customer is having...
On May 10, 2018

TetraSeal: An Alternate Sealing Solution When An O-Ring Isn't Working

Our applications engineering team takes more than a few calls each month where the O-ring is leaking, either immediately or after just a short time in service. Once we drill down to the details,...
On April 25, 2018

How to Select the Right O-Ring Material with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On April 25, 2018

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