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Oil Seals Excel in Automotive Industry


Oil seals are something that gasket engineering firms are really good at. Due to their popularity in the automotive industry, oil seal technology has rapidly advanced to be able to respond to virtually any need by automotive companies. Read on to learn more about how oil seals excel in automotive industry applications.

  • The development of oil seals has created two general categories – rotary oil seals and grease seals. Rotary oil seals are used in mechanical equipment to separate spaces between different moving parts or compartments. Grease seals are most commonly utilized in situations where grease lubricants and products need to be kept inside of a rotary shaft. In general, oil seals fill the job of making sure that liquids or other types of lubricants stay where they are placed, they protect sensitive areas of a piece of machinery from contaminants, keep pressure where it needs to be restricted. They can even be used to keep hydraulic fluid in place. Clearly, these oil seals are versatile and used widely.

  • Oil seals can be made using a myriad of products, including neoprene, EPDM, fluorosilicone, silicone and methyl vinyl silicone. There are even manufacturing options that include metal parts. These compound oil seals may include metals such as stainless steel, FDA approved metals or carbon steel.

  • There are specific types of seals that can be used in specific mechanical situations. These may include v-rings for applications where parts are moving and a seal must be maintained. The benefit of v-rings is that they can rotate with the shaft and will stay in place due to the elasticity of the material circling around the parts. These are especially good in cases where there is an asymmetrical fit or parts don’t align perfectly. Axial seals allow for shafts to pass through without bringing any contamination with it, protecting sensitive hydraulic systems.

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