Radial Shaft Seal Material for industrial gears.
December 8, 2011 -
To address compatibility requirements of synthetic lubricants used in industrial gears, fluoroelastomer material 75 FKM 260466 exhibits wear resistance when in contact with synthetic oils. Uses include radial shaft seals that interact with aggressive oils in various industrial gearbox sealing applications. Developed and tested according to Six Sigma quality principles, product can extend service life, of 20,000 hr or more, and decrease downtime of industrial gear applications.
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Simrit, A Div. Of Freudenberg-NOK
47690 E. Anchor Ct.
Plymouth, MI, 48170
Simrit Announces New Radial Shaft Seal Material for Industrial Gears
New FKM material blend developed for synthetic oils across all temperature ranges
ELGIN, Ill. - To address the compatibility requirements of increasingly popular synthetic lubricants used in industrial gears, Simrit has created an advanced fluoroelastomer material (75 FKM 260466 ). The new material, a wear-resistant FKM, was developed for use in radial shaft seals that interact with aggressive oils in various industrial gearbox sealing applications.
FKM material blends are commonly used in applications containing synthetic oils, as they offer superior high-temperature and chemical resistance compared to other material blends. However, when previous blends encounter synthetic oils they can demonstrate wear and material degradation which reduces the service life of the entire application.
"In order to make full use of the advantages of high-performance polyglycol-based lubricants in industrial gears, we had to develop a solution that could withstand the aggressive nature of these oils," said Joel Johnson, global vice president of technology, Simrit. "Our Simrit material experts developed a tailor-made polymer structure that extended previous FKM material limits, focusing on the wear behavior and tightness of a sealing material."
Simrit's Wear-Resistant FKM material provides a high level of wear resistance when in contact with synthetic oils and excellent resistance properties over the service life of radial shaft seals across many temperature and load ranges. Developed and tested according to Six Sigma quality principles, Simrit's new FKM material has the potential to extend the service life - lifetimes of 20,000 hours or more are now possible - and decrease the down time of industrial gear applications. Finally, due to a new mixing method, the material can be processed in existing injection molding process equipment.
Simrit's new Wear Resistant FKM material will be on display at MDA India on Dec. 6 to 9 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre in India. Visit the Simrit booth (D402) in Hall 1 for additional product information or to speak with a Simrit expert.
Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit's global sales exceed $1.3 billion. For more information, visit the Simrit website at www.simrit.com.
Editor's Note: For a high-res image of Simrit's Wear-Resistant FKM material, please contact Adriana Van Duyn at 248-269-1122 or email@example.com.