Description   Hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals are designed for the reciprocating motion that is common in hydraulic and pneumatic applications, such as cylinders.   Types   Hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals include:   Piston seals Rod seals U-cups Vee Cup W Piston Flange packings Applications   Hydraulic seals are designed for high-pressure dynamic applications such as hydraulic cylinders. Pneumatic seals are used in pneumatic cylinders and valves...
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Q & A on Hydraulic Seals and Pneumatic Seals

We asked our users for their input on Hydraulic Seals and Pneumatic Seals. Here are the results of 93 users familiar with Hydraulic Seals and Pneumatic Seals.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

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Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing hydraulic seal and pneumatic seal design?
13 answers
Answers:
Nitrile - Fluid power cylinders. Inexpensive, good resistance to set and PTFE general sealing, low friction.
~Basheer K., Head of Service and Maintenance Dept., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Media to operate actuators, speed and material of seal for better life.
~HIMANSHU M, Design Engineer, INDORE, INDIA
Development in the material of construction, particularly EPDM.
~Kelshikar N, Engineer, Manama, Bahrain
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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals?
13 answers
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I don't know we only use repair kit from equipment manufacturer.
~Binsar Simanjuntak, Maintenance, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hallite seal, are very good but no good supplier.
~Armando M. Morales M, Technical Support, Manama bahrain, Bahrain
Seal-Jet Pty Ltd (Brisbane, Australia)
~Steve B, General Management, Brisbane, Australia
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Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals for?
35 answers
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We are the marine repair company, we used to purchased the seals which the applicant for hyd. crane cylinder, telescopic, winch motor, pumps etc.
~Engineering, Other, Singapore, Singapore
Various devices in manufacturing equipment and assembly equipment in the automotive industry. For example, cylinders and valves.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Skövde, Sweden
Higher pressure and higher speed cylinders / piston road seal for very high pressure.
~Bhupendra S, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals have been used for.
5 answers
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Sometimes in reconditioning of cylinders, changes occurr in i.d. of cylinder & in piston road too, for that we need some non standard size of seals.
~HIMANSHU M, Design Engineer, INDORE, INDIA
We are using rotey seals and u cup seal for polyurethene industry and material rolling machine.
~Bhupendra S, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Compressor, different sizes of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder modification.
~Armando M. Morales M, Technical Support, Manama bahrain, Bahrain

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
7 answers
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Sustainability at elevated temperature and ingress of fine particles below 5 micron.
~Kelshikar N, Engineer, Manama, Bahrain
Sustainability in performance and Durability.
~Kr pillai P, Design Engineer, Chennai, India
To be more competitive, easily available.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Seals for different media like glycol.
~HIMANSHU M, Design Engineer, INDORE, INDIA
Mostly hydraulic cylinders.
~Armando M. Morales M, Technical Support, Manama bahrain, Bahrain
Seal for tunnel boring.
~Sujith Kumar, Technical Support, Bangalore, India
General use
~Engineering Consultant, Hengelo, The netherlands

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals?
10 answers
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Manufacturer and user should know the type of seal they are using, compatibility to oil, temperature, speed or RPM is very important, including the environment, and the most important is to protect the component against contaminants.
~Armando M. Morales M, Technical Support, Manama bahrain, Bahrain
Share full information such as Working Temperature, Working Pressure, Working Media, Stroke, Radiational Temperature if any, and Nominal Dimensions.
~Benny M, Marketing/Sales, Ajman, UAE
Buying from the principle, storing, correct selecting that match the applications and fixing procedure!
~Basheer K., Head of Service and Maintenance Dept., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Moulded seals have limitations for after market. Machined seals would be a right choice.
~Sujith Kumar, Technical Support, Bangalore, India
Do select seals considering every prospect of application like speed working pressure & temp.
~HIMANSHU M, Design Engineer, INDORE, INDIA
Correct material for seal and size of the seal and use correct method to install.
~Bhupendra S, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Understand their application requirements.
~Steve B, General Management, Brisbane, Australia
Preferred suppliers will be maintained.
~Kr pillai P, Design Engineer, Chennai, India
Check with the application
~Engineering Consultant, Hengelo, The netherlands
Beware of imitation.
~Alex Chan, Marketing/Sales, Singapore, Singapore

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of hydraulic seals and pneumatic seals?
10 answers
Answers:
Share full information such as Working Temp., Working Pressure, Working Media, Stroke, Radiational Temp. if any, and Nominal Dimensions.
~Benny M, Marketing/Sales, Ajman, UAE
While purchasing, the date of production should be checked since the shelf life of seals have great influence on the working life.
~Kelshikar N, Engineer, Manama, Bahrain
Always get seals from renowned source with all proper details of seals material to suit the application.
~HIMANSHU M, Design Engineer, INDORE, INDIA
Same as the above select only the best, and don't stop searching good material for improvement.
~Armando M. Morales M, Technical Support, Manama bahrain, Bahrain
Please specify clearly your application instead of saying traditionally as U-Cup Seal.
~Sujith Kumar, Technical Support, Bangalore, India
Avoid the non-genuine and follow the instruction sheet attached.
~Basheer K., Head of Service and Maintenance Dept., Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Always check how the lip should be located.
~Purchaser, Bridgetown, Barbados
Go for genuine parts.instead of oem.
~Alex Chan, Marketing/Sales, Singapore, Singapore
Never use sampels for sizes
~Other, Bellville, South Africa
Check with the application
~Engineering Consultant, Hengelo, The netherlands


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