Improving Installation - Radial
Radial seals, also called piston 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 installation force is high or visibility is poor. Troublesome seal installation can be frustrating, expensive, and time consuming.
Common radial installation solutions are focused on the following benefits:
• Reducing Installation Force
Reducing Installation Force
There are a number of factors impacting installation force. The most common factors are the cross sectional thickness of the seal, the amount of designed compression on the seal, the hardness of the seal, and the use of lubrication or coatings.
Unique identification of seals has offered our customers significant advantages over the years, for a number of reasons.