Literature & Websites

EXAIR Static Promo

Jan 23, 2018

Prevent Shocks, Jamming, Tearing and Static Cling!

When the humidity is low, static electricity problems will happen...

  • Materials tear, jam or curl
  • Webs and films cling to themselves
  • Electronic sensors fail, making false readings
  • Hazardous sparks or shocks
  • Product clings to itself, rollers, machine beds
  • Dust attraction ruins... Read More

Rotor Source Launches New Website Since Its Founding in 1999

Jan 20, 2018

Rotor Source has just announced that it has launched their new and improved website since it was founded in 1999. After nearly a decade, Rotor Source chose to create a new and improved site that is better optimized for different devices, easier to navigate, and aesthetically pleasing.

The new website not only provides easier navigation, but provides better contacts so you can access... Read More

New Catalog on Piezo-Mechanic Nanopositioning Motion Systems for OEM, Industry and Research Released

Jan 18, 2018

This new showcase catalog from PI covers piezomechanical actuation and precision motion systems for OEM, Industry and research.

January 2018, Auburn, MA – Motion and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new 250 page catalog on precision mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems based on piezo drive technology and frictionless flexure... Read More

HEULE Tool Corporation Launches New Website

Jan 17, 2018

(Cincinnati, OH) - HEULE Tool Corporation has launched a new website at, designed to provide a more user-friendly experience with improved mobile-responsive navigation and functionality throughout. The new site allows users to access more information to enable better product education and purchasing decisions.

HEULE’s new site... Read More

Haggard & Stocking is Launching New new e-Commerce B2B platform

Jan 13, 2018

Haggard & Stocking is excited to announce the launching of their new e-Commerce B2B platform at Developed with the customer in mind, finding products and placing orders just got easier. The web site contains a wide range of products available from hundreds of manufacturers. Product categories include Cutting Tools, Abrasives,... Read More

WAGO Releases a New Ethernet Switch Brochure

Jan 13, 2018

Germantown, WI - January, 2018 - WAGO’s new Industrial ETHERNET Switch brochure contains an up-to-date offering of ETHERNET switches in ECO, standard and managed varieties. Included are the latest additions to the switch portfolio-- the industrial unmanaged 8- Channel and 16-Channel Gigabit switches.

The brochure also provides information on SFP Modules for fiber-optic connections,... Read More

Planning for 2018: Set Your Company Up for Success

Jan 12, 2018

We’re now a full week and a half into December and the holidays are officially upon us. Here, at Case Mason, we understand that the holiday season has the ability to make or break your company’s year and how stressful that realization can be. While there’s always bound to be an abundance of rush orders and surprises during this time of the year, the stress that comes with those things... Read More

Material Changes to Seal OD Coatings

Jan 04, 2018

A primary coating supplier to the seal industry is discontinuing a coating that has been used by many seal manufacturers for years. This article will review the reason for coating the OD of a seal; provide information on the existing coating material; provide cautions and test criteria for seal coatings; and describe the features of the newest seal OD coating material. In order to provide... Read More

Pharmaceutical Application Seal Problem

Jan 04, 2018

Recently we had a customer in the pharmaceutical industry that required a seal for a new application. The seal was being used in a plunger pump used to deliver carbon dioxide to a supercritical fluid reactor. The Supercritical Fluid Reaction (SFR) system was custom designed for the end user to rapidly react multiple compounds with supercritical CO2, and extract specific materials.

The... Read More

Critical Seal Design Tolerance Charts

Jan 04, 2018

Recommended shaft and bore tolerances

It is almost impossible, in practice, to manufacture seal components with absolute dimensional accuracy; actual production parts may vary slightly from dimensional drawings. Given this fact, it becomes necessary that the nominal dimensions of critical contact points fall within certain acceptable ranges to allow for reliable operation.

These... Read More

Rotary Seal lip Design and Geometry

Jan 04, 2018

Probably the most critical design feature of any seal design is the contact point or interface between the sealing lip and application shaft or housing if it’s an external seal. Typically, the sealing lips are made of an elastomeric material such as NBR, Viton, PTFE etc.

Apart from the elastomeric lip material, a critical design feature of the seal lip is its geometry. Lip geometry is... Read More

Hydraulic Oil VS. Seal Lip Material

Jan 04, 2018

In a perfect world, our bodies would be able to rehydrate with either fresh or salt water, our skin would not be affected by UV rays and “Mexican Monday” would not always result in “Terrible Tuesday”. Unfortunately, this is not an ideal world and our bodies are not compatible with everything that surrounds us. Just as too many enchiladas can cause a violent reaction in our digestive... Read More

What is Seal Eccentricity?

Jan 04, 2018

From the dictionary, one of the meanings of the word eccentric is a deviation from an established pattern or norm. From the shaft seal perspective eccentricity is: A measure of the deviation of an elliptical path, especially an orbit, from a perfect circle. It is equal to the ratio of the distance between the foci of the ellipse to the length of the major axis of the ellipse (the distance... Read More

Elastomer Durometer Explained

Jan 04, 2018

When fielding questions about seal design and utilization the customer is often asked if they know the hardness of the rubber or lip material? It is important to know the hardness of the rubber material, as the hardness does have an impact on seal performance. Hardness is defined as resistance to indentation and the degree of measurement of this hardness can also be referred to as its... Read More

Overview of PTFE Fillers Used In Rotary Seals, Wear Rings, Piston Rings and Related Sealing Products

Jan 04, 2018

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) has become a commonly used material in sealing applications where other materials do not meet temperature, chemical compatibility, friction, or wear requirements. Many customers are unaware that “fillers” may be added to PTFE in order to enhance certain characteristics not found in virgin PTFE. Virgin PTFE possesses “creep” behavior that reduces... Read More

Benefits of Colonial Seal Company nonmetallic seals …

Jan 04, 2018

Do you have an application that requires extensive effort to access a shaft for seal replacement?

Do you have a situation where shaft and bore surfaces or alignment are not ideal?

If you have answered yes to either of these questions then our Non-Metallic or Fabric Reinforced Seals are your solution!

  • Offers protection for a wide range of bearing types used in steel... Read More

Do You Need Help Finding Replacement OEM Seals that No Other Distributors Seem to Carry?

Jan 04, 2018

Do you need a cost effective replacement for an OEM seal?

Colonial Seal Company Is The Solution!

  • Colonial Seal Company supplies full cross reference and interchange capabilities for most major seal manufacturers including: SKF / Chicago Rawhide, Garlock, National-Federal Mogul, Parker, Simrit, Trostel, Timken, Trelleborg and Freudenberg-NOK.
  • Distributor of a wide... Read More

Are You in Need of Garlock Klozure® Oil Seals?

Jan 04, 2018

Colonial Seal Company has your Sealing Solutions!

  • For over a century, Garlock has been a leading manufacturer of industrial sealing systems for all major industries. With this much experience, you’ll be sure to get a powerful product that will protect your machinery from the most stubborn process fluids for the most challenging of applications.
  • The Garlock Klozure® Oil... Read More

Baseball Season is Here! Do you know Any of these Baseball Fun Facts?

Jan 04, 2018

A curveball thrown on Mars would become a screwball, and hitters would have the advantage since balls would also travel almost three times as far.

There is an actual minor league baseball team named after the Springfield Isotopes of The Simpsons episode "Hungry, Hungry Homer." They are the Albuquerque Isotopes.

Every single MLB baseball is rubbed in Lena Blackburne Baseball... Read More

Helix Lip Design for Rotary Shaft Oils Seals

Jan 04, 2018

Tracy Decker & Shiv Sabaree

Colonial Seal Company

Oil seals for use on a rotating shaft have a primary function of preventing oil leakage. There are several factors that influence the sealing performance of the lip of the seal against the shaft: the distance between the lip and the seal back face; the strength of the flex section; the angle of the lip; and the tension of the... Read More