Trelleborg to Showcase Pioneering Advances in Rotary Vane Actuator Sealing Technology

Pioneering advances in sealing technology for Rotary Vane Actuators (RVA) will be showcased by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.

Rotary Vane Actuator Sealing Technology

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, which has been making highly developed seals for RVA for over 30 years, are set to attend the event which brings together leading experts from the global aerospace community.

Engineered polymer solutions
The specialists in engineered polymer solutions has supplied RVA seals for primary flight controls, aircraft rudder dampers as well as Formula 1 cars and ships’ rudders, and will demonstrate the latest examples of its work from Monday, July 11 at the five-day aerospace trade event.

Damien Savary, General Manager of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Aerospace Hub Europe, said: “It is vitally important to take the requirements of the seal and bearing into the design considerations from a very early phase of the design of any high performance actuator.

Pushing innovation
“We are constantly pushing the barriers of innovation, and this can be seen through our developments in the RVA market. We pride ourselves on meeting challenges and are constantly striving to achieve exceptional standards.”

Years of development and manufacturing found that sealing around the whole edge of the vane was more efficient than previous designs and helped to reduce any internal leakage.

Unique techniques
The company has also created several unique manufacturing techniques which include milling, stamping and now even 3D printing, which are used depending on the actual design of the part and the number of seals required.

New RVA designs incorporating Trelleborg seals have several innovative features such as high power to weight ratio compared to traditional linear actuators and fewer moving parts, which increases reliability.

Meeting market requirements
The world-renowned sealing manufacturer has worked hard on creating slim build profiles in line with market requirements, which allow the designs to fit into very thin wings or other applications with limited space.

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O-Ring Calculator e-Learning

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NEW FILM: Your Partner For Sealing Technology

A new film demonstrates Trelleborg Sealing Solutions capacity to add value and improve the business of our customers.

Positioned as a partner, rather than a supplier, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions provides local support to thousands of customers across 50 countries through its international network. As a one-stop-shop, we offer one of the broadest portfolios of products and materials on the market, whether standard products or customized solutions. Beyond the product, our Service PLUS program supports customers with services along the entire value chain: from engineering to logistics, production and aftermarket.

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Trelleborg Wins Two Awards for Engineering Innovation

Trelleborg has been awarded E&P Magazine’s prestigious Special Meritorious Awards for Engineering Innovation (MEA) in two categories.

SealWelding Technology

SealWelding ™ Technology from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions won in the category of Marine Construction and Trelleborg’s offshore operation won for its deployment of Firestop™ in the Floating Systems and Rigs Category. The MEA awards will be presented at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas.

David Brown, Global Lead Group Director, Oil & Gas, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “As a global leader in engineered solutions that seal, damp and protect, we are honored to have our SealWelding technology recognized for its revolutionary approach – enabling seals to be welded in situ on an FPSO platform eliminates the need for the oil & gas vessel to disconnect and return to shore. Our customers can now realize enormous cost and time savings due to our engineered innovations.”

SealWelding is a technology that allows seals to be welded on an FPSO platform, eliminating the need for it to disconnect and return to shore. Manufactured from Trelleborg’s well-established seal materials, this technology reduces the downtime and associated costs that come from maintaining an FPSO swivel stack.

Hans Leo Hals, Managing Director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation based in Norway, says: “Since everyone involved in offshore oil & gas production knows that MEA entries are judged on their game-changing significance, both technically and economically, we couldn’t be more proud to have Firestop acknowledged for protecting floating systems and rigs. Providing fire safety for people, structures and equipment is something that we do and will continue to do through new innovations.

Our Firestop solutions ensure the integrity of structures are maintained in the event of a fire by providing time to evacuate people, close down critical equipment and for responders to gain control of the fire and evacuate an area.”Firestop™ is a rubber-based passive fire protection solution which can be customized to meet the demands of specific offshore oil and gas projects and installations. By using a layered construction, Firestop™ provides corrosion, thermal, fire and mechanical protection.

The MEA Awards
An independent team of experts, including engineers and engineering managers from operating and consulting companies worldwide, judged the competition. The winners come from a varied range of disciplines in oil & gas exploration and production, solving many of the issues that posed barriers to efficient operations. Technological advances of the winners open new and better avenues to the critical challenges the industry faces. The awards were presented on Trelleborg’s booth during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas.

New Film Shows Mining Seal Capabilities

The latest film from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions demonstrates improved performance within mining applications through specific products and solutions.

Mining Seal Capabilities Film

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions components play a vital role in the long-term and cost effective operation of mining applications in harsh environments.

Robust solutions, such as those found in shearers, road headers, cutting units and hydraulic roof supports ensure that abrasive contaminants are kept out and maximize performance while operating deep within the earth.

Working with Trelleborg means having access to superior sealing solutions for all your operations, right from extraction to delivery.

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