Mayor Bob Muckle Speaks at Inauguration for the Unveiling of New Manufacturing Facility in Louisville, Colorado

New Trelleborg Sealing Solutions manufacturing facility demonstrates operational excellence.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of seals and bearings, held an inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the unveiling of its prestigious new facility located in the Colorado Technology Center in Louisville, Colorado, U.S. on December 12th. Mayor of Louisville Bob Muckle was one of the speakers and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with several city council members, customers, local businesses and senior Trelleborg management.

“We are pleased that Trelleborg has embraced the benefits that Colorado offers companies, including our innovative aerospace industry and our focus on advanced industries,” said Ken Lund, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. “Trelleborg is an exciting, innovative company and we are thankful that they will expand in Louisville. We wish them continued success.”

Engineered seals and bearings

Poised for growth, innovation and business expansion, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will be manufacturing its renowned engineered seals and bearing solutions for advanced applications in aerospace, automotive, life sciences and oil & gas industries.

Mayor Bob Muckle says: “We are delighted that Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has chosen Louisville as a home for manufacturing operations to support the economic vitality of Louisville by creating and preserving jobs, supporting business growth and enhancing our revenue base.”

Manufacturing excellence

Tom Potosky, General Manager of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions manufacturing facility in Louisville, Colorado, says: “In fully leveraging the nearly 76,000 square feet of space, we were very diligent in our use of Hoshin planning to develop the design and layout of our lean manufacturing operation. We took a clean sheet approach to optimize flow and create a center of manufacturing excellence. This new facility is truly a showcase that demonstrates our technical expertise and innovation in sealing solutions in addition to providing us room to expand.”

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies worldwide. In the U.S., the new facility will be a focal point within its network of manufacturing sites, R&D centers and marketing companies. Participants attending the inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony will have the opportunity to tour the facility and network with key executives. Press and media are invited to attend and asked to pre-register.

Get Your Trelleborg Polar Bear – Help us Improve Our Website

Let us know what you think about our website and digital services. As a thank you, receive a Trelleborg polar bear and the chance to win a music store voucher.

Trelleborg Polar BearIn October, the new Digital Services Survey went live on the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website. With this survey, we want to find out what our customers and website users think about our digital services and what their needs for the future are.

But, we are still looking for more input! As a special thank you to ALL participants between now and Christmas (25 December 2014) we offer a special gift: a Trelleborg polar bear. So, take the survey and share it with your friends and colleagues. It only takes three minutes to complete and all the feedback we receive is important to us.

First winners chosen

Each month, 10 survey participants are randomly selected to win a gift certificate to the music store of their choice, either iTunes, Google Play or Amazon, with an approximate value of €50/£50/$50.

The first winners over the first 2 months have been chosen: Jonas A., Sweden, K.P., India, P.A. Finland, H.J., USA, A.S., Hungary, L.D., France, G.M., Italy, Tim B., UK, F.S., Germany, D.B., Brazil, F. C., Germany, N. N., China, Daniel O., Poland , Peter P., USA, Rakesh G., India , Michael L., USA, O. V., Italy, Frank V., Belgium, Joerg W., Germany, Michelle B., Ireland.

We would like to thank all survey participants for the feedback they provided us. This will help us to improve our website to better meet our customers’ needs.

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Trelleborg Updates its Industry-Leading O-Ring Calculator

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings, has updated its much used O-Ring Calculator with a new even easier to use layout and added features.

>>Click here to read the full feature list or use the tool.

O-Ring CalculatorThe most important enhancement is calculation of total compression forces. In addition, there is a differentiation between static and dynamic applications as well as improved file saving options. The calculator also boasts a better user interface, language functionality, flexible choice of systems of units and improved ISO quick search. This means that from now on, calculation files can easily be shared between design engineers from different countries.

Market-leading tool
Simone Frick, O-Ring Product Manager, says: “We are sure that the latest update of our O-Ring Calculator will be much appreciated by the tens of thousands of users we have worldwide. No one else has a comparative online tool and this newest version takes us a further step ahead.

“The calculation of compression forces is something completely new. It enables design engineers to better estimate the mechanical stress on counterparts through the compression of the O-Ring and avoid component damage.”

Quick and easy
The online O-Ring calculator offers engineers and professionals a quick and easy way to calculate O-Ring dimensions and the appropriate housing layout in accordance with the international O-Ring standard ISO 3601. By simply entering installation specifications for an application, it recommends O-Ring sizes, housing layout and corresponding part numbers. The calculator is available free-of-charge from tss.trelleborg.com.

This O-Ring Calculator is part of a suite of tools and apps from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions that includes the highly successful ISO Fits & Tolerances and Unit & Hardness. All are available at tss.trelleborg.com and apps are free from iTunes or via the Apple App Store on the iPhone and iPod Touch.