Tag: Orings

How to Prevent Cracking in O Rings

O ring suppliers - collection of o rings

Almost every mechanical device requires some kind of o-ring. The o-ring is so common that we almost forget it’s there until there is a mechanical failure. A crack or break in an o-ring can create delays in production, expensive leaks or equipment breakdown. Preventing cracking in o-rings and finding knowledgeable o ring suppliers is essential… Read more »

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Industry Feature: O-Rings in the Aviation Industry

O-Ring Materials

Aircraft depend on their O-rings, so it is crucial for aircraft engineers to use O-ring materials and designs that provide resilience in demanding elements. Extreme heat/cold and radical temperature fluctuations are just some of the hostile conditions of specific concern in the aerospace industry. Today we discuss some innovations in O-Ring materials that can prolong… Read more »

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Identifying a Damaged O-Ring and How to Fix It

Wide Variety of Rubber ORings

O-Rings are one of the most common seals used in machine design today. A mechanical gasket in the shape of a doughnut, an O-Ring is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section, designed to be placed in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, creating a seal at the interface…. Read more »

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The Ultimate Guide To Measuring O-Rings

ORing sizing chart

O-Rings are one of the most common types of seals in the world. With an unlimited number of possible manufacturing sizes, they are used for an array of applications in many different industries. These round mechanical seals keep gas or liquid from passing through an opening but over time, they may wear out and require… Read more »

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A Simple Guide to Selecting an O-Ring

choosing the correct Silicone o-rings, Fluorosilicone o-rings, and many more

The o-ring is one of the simplest and most versatile sealing devices on the market. These compact and unassuming items are used across every industry and market and arguably the best seal for many applications. Their popularity is due to their ability to perform in dynamic and static applications, work in temperatures ranging from -65°C… Read more »