Improving Installation - Axial
Axial seals, also called face seals, are a very robust and common design for an O-ring or other type of seal.
As with any seal, problems can arise during installation well after the design stage. Particularly if the groove is mounted vertically, is not round, or the hardware face has a number of ports requiring a seal.
Large seals can be prone to rolling, twisting, and not properly seating. This leads to pinching, and can require downtime or expensive maintenance.
Troublesome seal installation can be frustrating, expensive, and time consuming.
Common axial installation solutions are focused on the following benefits:
• Custom Plan Views / Race Track Grooves
• Consolidating Seals
Seal retention is often required when applications require a seal to be installed in a vertically oriented groove.
Custom Plan Views
Wandering and racetrack groove layouts can sometimes utilize an O-ring, however specific design considerations must be followed.
Consolidating seals eliminate installation errors by taking a number of seals that would be individually placed in grooves, and consolidating them into one seal.