Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Launches Zurcon® DRV5 Flange Seal

The innovative design of Zurcon® DRV5 Flange Seal prevents seal failures, enhances performance and allows for use in a wider range of applications.

Zurcon® DRV5 Flange Seal

Zurcon® DRV5 Flange Seal from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions provides safe and leak-free flange connections, acting as an insurance policy in equipment’s SA J518 and ISO 6162:1 flanges. In FEA simulation testing to optimize its design on minimum and maximum values of the groove, it demonstrated outstanding performance through all testing phases.

Core applications for Zurcon® DRV5 include hydraulics, press manufacturing and materials handling. The seal provides low friction characteristics, exceptional wear resistance, easy assembly while increasing duty cycles and preventing extrusion and nibbling.

The operating temperature range of Zurcon® DRV5 is -35 ºC to +110 ºC / -31 ºF to +230 ºF for standard Z20 version; -50 ºC to +110 ºC / -58 ºF to +230 ºF for Z22 version. The seal is designed to work in both standardized SAE J518 and ISO 6162:1 flanges, meaning it is suited to a broad range of applications.

For further details download the Zurcon® DRV5 leaflet

Showcases for Beverage & Liquid Food Industries at Drinktec 2017

Trelleborg Showcases Sealing Solutions for Beverage and Liquid Food Industries at Drinktec 2017

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions will present solutions for the beverage and liquid food industries to ensure tastes and flavors “remain absolutely pure” at the Drinktec 2017 trade show in Munich, Germany.

The seal developer, manufacturer and supplier will be showcasing its range of sealing systems and materials, which ensure the safe, reliable and hygienic filling and packaging of drinks and dairy products at the event taking place between September 11 and 15.

Visitors to Stand 549 in Hall A3 will get the opportunity to ‘meet the experts’ and learn how Trelleborg employs the principle of hand-in-hand engineering to produce tailor made seals – from initial concept to the final product.

Drinktec 2017

The decisive factor for the filling of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks or the packaging of dairy products such as yogurt or cream is that the plant and equipment has safe, reliable and hygienic sealing systems.

At Drinktec 2017, Trelleborg will demonstrate how, with high-quality engineering, it accompanies the customer from initial design via the prototype to a complete solution including custom-delivery if required. The sealing specialist also offers technical advice, ensures product maturity and provides project management, spare parts and plant maintenance – all from a single source.

Carsten Stehle, Managing Director of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Germany, said: “For us the beverage, dairy and food industries are key markets in which our sealing solutions can ensure safe and reliable filling and packaging with high standards of hygiene. For our experts, Drinktec is the ideal platform where they can meet decision-makers in these various industries, find out more about their current needs and develop individual solutions to meet these requirements.

At present, the beverage industry is faced with major challenges as far as filling and packaging are concerned. With so much diversity in drink and dairy products currently, different types of beverages have to be filled by a single plant. It is very important that the aromas do not become intermixed – this applies especially to smaller producers, for example micro-breweries which make varieties of craft beer with different flavors, such as fig, grapefruit or coffee.”

Martin Krüger, Area Sales Manager Industrial at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Germany, said: “The carryover of flavors is an issue that can arise in a filling plant when different drinks or dairy products pass through the system one after the other. For tastes and flavors to remain absolutely pure, the seals in the plant need to fit perfectly and must meet the highest standards of hygiene. This also means that there mustn’t be any ‘dead space’ in the system where liquids can collect.”

Trelleborg will talk about how it uses Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in order to simulate the behavior of molded parts during installation and in actual usage to improve the function of the seal even before production of the prototype, as well as allowing a number of simulated design options. The technique can also facilitate the early detection of dead space in a plant, so that deposits and possible bacteriological contamination can be avoided – a filling plant with no dead space requires fewer cleaning cycles.

Whether the product is a standard part in ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM) or complex molded component made from specialist materials such as Isolast® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM), Trelleborg has design competence for every sealing application encountered in a filling plant.

Trelleborg invests in high-end production for sealing solutions in Denmark

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, decided to invest in a new state of the art production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, thus relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country.

The move is intended to transform and further expand the current capabilities of the existing facility to demonstrate future manufacturing principles and technologies that enable profitable sales growth. The investment forms part of Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen positions in attractive market segments.

Trelleborg sealing solutions in Denmark

“The Danish operation is one of our most important ones globally, with committed employees and a product and material portfolio that offers high-end solutions to the most demanding of sealing applications. The new production facility will be dedicated to highly automated and lean production lines for the automotive, aerospace and renewable energy industries, contributing to better business and higher technical customer support,” says Claus Barsøe, President of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business area.

The production will be relocated to a new facility close to the current one in Helsingør, Denmark. Trelleborg will invest a total of approximately SEK 120 M during 2017-2020. The investment for this year is within the previously announced framework for capital expenditures for 2017. It is estimated that production will be able to commence in the new facility at the beginning of 2020.

Trelleborg’s New Polyurethane Materials Meet Future Standards

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches its polyurethane materials, Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54, which conform to the latest EU REACH environmental standards coming into force from November 2017. In addition, they meet customers’ requirements for higher operating temperatures.

polyurethane materials

REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals. Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54 have been developed over a long research and development cycle to meet the demanding requirements of the European Commission regarding substances prohibited unless an exemption applies or an authorization is granted.

Thomas Larsen, Material Development Engineer at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Trelleborg prides itself on being at the forefront in meeting forthcoming standards and legislation, often being on many of the boards and committees of standard setting authorities. Meeting REACH regulations is extremely important for polymer and elastomer seals. We especially respect the objective of the regulations to protect human health and the environment from chemicals; a philosophy that fits perfectly with Trelleborg’s objectives for our products to seal, damp and protect.”

Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54 will supersede the renowned Zurcon® Z51 and Zurcon® Z52 as the materials of choice for slipper seals and scrapers used in demanding fluid power linear and rotary applications, including the tough conditions faced in mobile, construction and mining applications.

The materials boast all the usual characteristics of Trelleborg’s Zurcon® range of polyurethane materials, such as toughness and rigidity, as well as wear and scratch resistance and demonstrate the same performance characteristics of the materials they replace. In addition, the maximum operating temperature of Zurcon® Z53 and Z54 has been raised by +20 °C in water and water-based fluids; from +40 °C to +60 °C.

For further information on Zurcon® go to www.tss.trelleborg.com For details of the planned succession from Zurcon® Z51 and Z52, users should contact their local Trelleborg Sealing Solutions marketing company.

Trelleborg Receives Coveted Award from the Bosch Group

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is proud to have received a Bosch Global Supplier Award in the field of ‘mechanics’.

Trelleborg Receives Coveted Award

The Bosch Group recognized 44 suppliers from 11 countries with Bosch Global Supplier Awards. This marks the fifteenth time the supplier of technology and services has honored outstanding performance in the manufacture and supply of products or services – notably in the areas of quality, costs, innovation, and logistics.
Bosch presented the coveted awards before an audience of some 100 representatives of the supply industry. The theme of this year’s award ceremony was “Partners in success.”

Dr. Volkmar Denner, the chairman of the Bosch board of management, emphasized the special role of the increasingly interlinked cooperation between Bosch and its suppliers: “In the connected world, partnerships are becoming more and more important. Hierarchical value chains are turning into value-added networks. With our open platform technologies, we are in an ideal position to seize the opportunities offered by digitalization in our partner networks; for example, exchanging Industry 4.0 data using the Production Performance Management Protocol.”

Click here for further details on the Bosch Global Supplier Awards.

Learn the Benefits of Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V with a New Brochure and Film

A film and brochure explain the benefits and design details of a new premium double-acting rotary seal.

Roto-Glyd-Ring-V

Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is a premium double-acting rotary seal with outstanding performance and reliability in rotary applications. Reduced contact surfaces under all operating conditions significantly improve friction and wear characteristics without compromising sealing performance. Designed for continuous service at high and low PV values, the seal also gives improved performance in oscillating conditions or where there are frequent changes in pressure and/or velocity.

It is the product of extensive research and development to create a new seal that excels in high pressure and temperature applications. Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V runs with low torque at all pressures from 0.5 MPa / 72.5 psi and above with low sensitivity to pressure increases from 0.5 to 20 MPa / 72.5 to 2900 psi. Testing shows a PV twice as high as other bi-directional seals and 50% lower friction.

Find out more:

To download the Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V brochure, click here.
To watch the film about the product, click here.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions publishes a range of catalogs and brochures to assist in choosing the right solutions for your sealing and bearing challenges. To view all available literature, click here