O-Ring stays securely lodged under groove lip.

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Made of 90 Durometer Nitrile, Trap-Seal(TM) trapezoidal-shaped O-ring virtually eliminates possibility of O-ring popping out of face seal groove. Design provides consistently positive retention in groove and creates larger overlap between groove lip and trapezoidal seal, helping to eliminate leaks. Trap-Seal is interchangeable with O-ring used in standard SAE J1453 half-dovetail groove, facilitating seal replacement in the field.



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Parker's Innovative Trap-Seal(TM) Improves Seal Reliability



COLUMBUS, Ohio-Parker Hannifin Corporation's Tube Fittings Division has launched the Trap-Seal(TM) trapezoidal-shaped O-ring that provides improved seal reliability by virtually eliminating the possibility of the O-ring popping out of the O-ring face seal (ORFS) groove. The patent-pending innovation gives Parker Seal-Lok(TM) fittings a significant performance advantage over competing brands.

Unlike the standard round-shaped O-rings that rely on the O-ring being pinched by the groove retaining lip for seal retention, the Trap-Seal is designed to stay securely lodged under the ORFS groove lip. Trap-Seal's unique trapezoidal design provides consistently positive retention in the groove and creates a larger overlap between the groove lip and the trapezoidal seal for increased retention. This improved reliability reduces potential problems of costly leakage and/or time-consuming pre-assembly handling.

Trap-Seal is interchangeable with the standard O-ring used in half-dovetail grooves, making seal replacement in the field quick and easy. Trap-Seal's improved reliability also will help reduce the need to repeatedly replace or reinstall O-rings that are missing, damaged or not properly seated in the groove.

The Trap-Seal Advantage:
o Greater seal retention
o Reduced risk of seal damage and leakage
o Smoother pre-assembly process
o Interchangeable with O-rings in standard SAE J1453 half-dovetail groove
o Provides same material and hardness as Parker's standard O-ring (90 Durometer Nitrile)

For more information on Trap-Seal, contact an authorized Parker Distributor or visit Parker's website at www.parker.com/tfd for a current list of distributor locations.

The Tube Fittings Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.

With annual sales approaching $7 billion, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion-control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 45,000 people in 44 countries around the world. Parker has increased annual dividends paid to shareholders for 48 consecutive years, which is among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com or call toll-free 1-800-C-PARKER.

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