Our team of application engineers are dedicated to offering a complete design service - we provide a step by step process supporting our customer’s applications. From hardware and sealing system architecture, materials recommendation and development, FEA simulation and sample prototyping, manufacturing tool design and production process recommendations through to final production and approval.
Our engineers offer both onsite and in-house technical support for even the most challenging applications, assisting our customers across all industry sectors. Our experience can help to accelerate your design process from concept, prototyping to final production and product to market release.
Our extensive range of elastomer and engineered plastic materials include a wide range of virgin and filled PTFE, TFM, PEEK, UHMWPE, Polypropylene and Polyamide materials along with the following base elastomers;
• Nitrile (NBR
• Fluorocarbon (FKM)
• Ethylene Propylene (EPDM)
• Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR)
• Vamac (AEM)
• Neoprene (CR)
• Polyacrylate Acrylic (ACM)
• Ethylene Acrylate (AEM)
• Epichlorohydrin (ECO)
• Silicone (VMQ)
• Fluorosilicone (FMVQ)
• Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM)
• Polyurethane (PU)
Our portfolio of standard materials with special approvals allows us to cater for applications requiring NORSOK, API, WRAS, FDA and ISO10993.
Where necessary, our experienced materials engineers work in conjunction with our manufacturing facilities and material laboratories to develop our base materials to meet special ASTM or ISO call-out requirements. We can develop materials to individual customer specifications, such as chemical/fluid testing or compressive stress relaxation duration tests and we support and provide for test programmes where these are a prerequisite to our customer's engineering and quality systems.
Our engineers draw on over 100 years of seal design experience to provide our customers with cost effective sealing solutions designed with our customers in mind.
Alongside our technical expertise, we use dedicated calculation programmes and 2D & 3D CAD.
This works in conjunction with our material models within our non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software to investigate and validate design scenarios to demonstrate best possible seal performance; both to mitigate costs, and to accelerate our customer’s route to market.
Our proprietary stress strain material models and programming parameters help ensure that our FEA models resemble real-life application conditions.
We can also offer further support with our 3D printing capabilities, linked to our CAD models which can provide our customers with samples on a short turnaround in order to allow investigation into installation and fit.