New CAD Models App Lets You View Products in 3-D from Mobile Devices

A new app allows users to view, rotate and zoom to examine Trelleborg Sealing Solutions products in 3-D wherever you may be.

CAD Models App

By using the CAD Models App from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, detailed renderings can be interactively viewed to more comprehensively understand the selected product.

Simply choose the required part from the in-app catalog, which can be done more quickly by utilizing the search function or by filtering by product group. From here, detailed product information is shown, and the models can be rotated, shrunk and enlarged to give a full view of the product’s geometry and design features. Users can at this stage select a part number and material, then send the actual CAD files to an email address in a variety of file formats.

CAD Models

Developed in partnership with TraceParts, the app aims to make CAD drawing more intuitive and easy to understand – whether in the office or on the go.

The app is available to download in the App Store and Google Play by searching for ‘Trelleborg CAD’.

This app joins the ever-growing range of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Digital Tools and Services. To view the full range, Click here .

New Technical Library available online

The newest addition to our Service Center, the Technical Library, gives you access to expert pieces on a range of subjects related to seals and sealing technology.

Technical Library

Our experts in a range of fields including liquid silicone rubber (LSR), healthcare and medical technology, fluid power and hydraulic sealing, seals for oil and gas and processing technology have contributed their knowledge to help us put together this library for you.

The Technical Library includes:

  • Technical Articles : developed by our sealing experts, these pieces have been published recently in renowned industry magazines. Our library includes articles related to processing technology, hydraulic and pneumatic sealing, LSR technology, drug-delivery, O-Rings and smart appliances.
  • Webinars : watch or read the transcript of the recent Cassette Seal webinar. Several more webinars are in the pipeline, so make sure to check this page regularly for new additions.
  • Whitepapers : our experts provide an in-depth look at new technology developments surrounding sealing technology and engineered products. Our newest addition is a whitepaper on Lubrication Management and you can also find recent publications on LSR in automotive applications and the testing of HFC fluids on common seal materials.

Over the coming months, we will continue to expand our Technical Library, adding further webinars, whitepapers and technical articles when they become available.

Please note that our webinars and whitepapers are only available to website members, so please make sure to log-in or register to access these materials.

>>Browse the Technical Library

Trelleborg’s Latest Perfluoroelastomer Material Meets Demanding Enhanced Oil Recovery Requirements

HOUSTON, TX and FORT WAYNE, IN (May 1, 2017) –Trelleborg Sealing Solutions uses the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston as a platform to launch its latest Isolast® perfluoroelastomer material development.

Perfluoroelastomer Material

Specifically engineered for the offshore industry, Isolast® J9554 matches up to the most demanding of upstream requirements and is ideally suited for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) systems.

Chris Busby, Product Manager for Isolast® material, says: “To achieve extended sealing life in demanding environments, it is important that sealing materials specified match up to the conditions likely to be faced. A particular focus for development of Isolast® J9554 was ensuring long seal life in EOR systems. This includes thermal recovery where heat is introduced to the oil reservoir to reduce the viscosity of the oil and cyclic steam injection, which is used extensively in heavy-oil reservoirs and tar sands to thin oil and enhance its ability to flow.”

Extensive testing was undertaken to prove that Isolast® J9554 can operate at the extreme temperatures and pressures encountered in critical upstream applications, including high temperature steam environments. The material exhibited excellent retention of physical properties following high temperature steam aging for one week at +300°C / +572°F.

Isolast® J9554 delivers exceptional chemical resistance and high thermal stability in harsh oil and gas environments. A high hardness, high modulus material with excellent long-term retention of physical properties, it is ideally suited to high pressure applications where high thermal stability and resistance to aggressive well bore chemicals such as amine-based corrosion inhibitors, steam and acids, are vital to ensure reliable seal performance.

The material demonstrates excellent compression set retention at high temperatures with temperature resistance from +14 °F/ -10 °C to +527 °F/ +275 °C with excursions to +572 °F/ +300 °C. In addition to EOR applications, the material is also suited to use in downhole tools and chemical dosing pumps.

Trelleborg Joins the Smart Data Innovation Lab to Move Further Toward Industry 4.0

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has joined the Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL) and its first project with the lab is ‘Advanced Condition Monitoring for Sealing Solutions’.

The main goal of the SDIL is to accelerate innovation cycles using smart data approaches and it provides extensive support to collaborative research projects.

Industry 4.0

Trelleborg’s partners on this project are Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and IBM.

Driven from Germany and operating across Europe, the SDIL initiative offers big data researchers unique access to a large variety of big data and in-memory technologies. Industry and science collaborate closely to find hidden value in big data and generate smart data. Projects focus on the strategic research areas of Industry 4.0, Energy, Smart Cities and personalized Medicine.

Johannes Kunze von Bischhoffshausen, Manager Digital Transformation and Internet of Things at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Industry 4.0 and the internet of things are becoming an important focus for manufacturers worldwide and there is a call for products to become smarter and more intelligent whatever and wherever they may feature.

“SDIL is a great initiative that is easing the journey for component developers and producers to fulfill the objectives of Industry 4.0. Intelligent sealing systems have long been a dream of engineers at Trelleborg Sealing Systems. With the support of SDIL and in collaboration with our partners on the ‘Advanced Condition Monitoring for Sealing Solutions’ project, we hope that in some way we can make that dream a reality. ”

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is continuously working on the measuring and predicting of the condition of seals and it therefore runs a wide variety of instrumented tests on its test rigs. Measurements such as temperatures, speed, pressures and vibration are captured in very high frequencies. By leveraging Big Data Technology from its SDIL partners, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and IBM, Trelleborg will apply advanced machine learning in order to gain new insights, reduce testing costs and lay the foundation for advanced condition monitoring of sealing solutions in the field.

New Service PLUS Advanced Delivery Film

A new film promoting the capabilities of Advanced Delivery is now available.

Service Plus Film

The new Service PLUS Advanced Delivery film showcases how Trelleborg adds value to our customers’ businesses through optimized supply chain solutions and streamlined logistics. The film provides an overview of the Advanced Delivery program and highlights key benefits of the SealScan App and C-Part Management.

View the film on YouTube.
To learn more about Service PLUS, click here .
To view the full range of films from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, visit the films and animations area on our website or our YouTube channel

Isolast® FFKM: New Compounds for New Challenges

Compatible with virtually all media over the widest possible temperature range, the Isolast® range of high specification compounds can reduce total cost of ownership by increasing reliability and service life.

Isolast® Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM)

Specifically engineered to meet the requirements of modern industries, Isolast® compounds represent the premium choice for chemical compatibility, mechanical properties and temperature resistance.

  • Isolast® J9538 – A new level of performance for pharmaceutical, healthcare, medical and food handling applications. Offering superior chemical resistance, superior mechanical properties and carries a number of industry-specific approvals.
    Download datasheet
  • Isolast® J9554 – Outstanding chemical resistance and thermal stability for demanding oil & gas applications including high temperature steam environments. Ideal for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) applications.
    Download datasheet
  • Isolast® J9567 –Maximum chemical resistance with a low cost of ownership. A multi-purpose perfluoroelastomer with improved acid, water and steam resistance.
    Download datasheet
  • Isolast® J9570 – Exceptional low temperature performance in harsh environments for increased reliability from downstream refinery, petrochemical or chemical transport applications.
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New Advances in Cassette Sealing

Trelleborg Sealing & Solutions expert Bill Bishop in collaboration with Fluid Power World gave a webinar on eight new advances in cassette sealing. This is now available on demand.

Cassette Seal

This webinar featured a unique cassette seal design for very difficult environments. The unitized seal design improves contaminant exclusion and static sealing ability, while its advanced lip technology helps reduce friction and wear to lengthen seal life.

Watch the webinar to learn:

  • How the Trelleborg Cassette Seal CSL1500 is different than other seals available on the market
  • How Trelleborg used the technology developed during the Cassette Seal CSL1500 development to improve their rotary designs.
  • How outside-the-box thinking enabled Trelleborg to open a whole new market for cassette seals.

Watch the Webinar now

Trelleborg Advances Contract Manufacturing Services for Drug-Device Combination Products

At MD&M West 2017, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions successfully highlighted its contract manufacturing services for delivering drug-device components – the combination of any two or three products categories: medical devices, drugs and/or biologics. These capabilities leverage deep engineering experience and pharmaceutical licensing to provide complete start to finish drug-eluting product development and manufacturing. Drug-eluting medical devices are designed to emit a drug over time to perform a certain action such as fighting infections or blocking cell proliferation.

MDMwest

Trelleborg has an FDA licensed drug manufacturing facility able to deliver a quality system encompassing design, feasibility, prototyping, clinical builds, and commercial releases. The facility layout has been specifically designed for maximum flexibility and can deliver sought after workflows:

  • Procuring an API
  • Compounding the drug into the device
  • Fabricating a drug component
  • Assembling this component into a complete drug-device combination product

In addition, unique patented GeoTrans® technology, a silicone extrusion innovation , further enhances Trelleborg extensive portfolio of products. It produces superior geometric tubing in complex configurations.

Drew Rogers, Global Director, Healthcare & Medical for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions says, “As a global leader in engineered polymer solutions, we are well-suited to leverage deep expertise in material science, biochemistry, mechanical engineering, process design, and quality systems to meet our customers’ specific needs. We are thrilled to have further expanded our portfolio of silicone products, increased our ability to work with many bioabsorbable materials and manufacture drug-eluting components as well as complete drug-device combination products.”

Also, while at MD&M West, Trelleborg showcased its latest drug-device component products, anti-microbial tubing and hose as well as its advancements in LSR (liquid silicone rubber) technology to serve OEM medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Additional innovative applications supporting quality respiratory devices, peristaltic pumps and fluid handling devices, as well as versatile bioprocess containers & single-use products for drug delivery are expected to increase.

Showcasing Service PLUS at IFPE 2017

Visitors to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions booth S81616 at IFPE in Las Vegas from 7 to 11 March will learn about the Service PLUS program that delivers Value Added Solutions for the Entire Supply Chain. This ‘total solution’ simplifies the workflow across every discipline of a fluid power professional’s value chain; from engineering to logistics, manufacturing to the aftermarket.

Hydraulic cylinder

In addition, design engineers working in power transmission, motion control and fluid power industries will be interested in seeing first-hand the next generation of solutions for hydraulic and pneumatic applications, including the latest developments in rotary, linear and static sealing.

Joe Woods, Fluid Power Segment Manager Americas for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “As a one-stop solution provider, we are thrilled to highlight our Service PLUS program. It has been well received and tremendously successful in helping customers simplify their inventory processes through smarter custom logistics, incorporating “ready-to-use” assembled components and enhanced support for aftermarket requirements, with customized seal kits and packaging. This includes an express prototyping service called QuickSeal.”

Find out more about the Service PLUS program

Explore what’s on offer at IFPE 2017

 

Trelleborg Launches Rotary Seal that Allows Equipment to Run Faster at High Pressure for Longer

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches an innovative seal, Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V, which is primarily intended for double-acting pressure within severe working conditions that require extended rotary service. The seal is specifically engineered for machinery where a high pressure to velocity value is required to allow equipment to run at the highest possible speeds in high pressures for an extended service life.

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Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is a premium double-acting rotary seal with outstanding performance and reliability. 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.

Henrik Vollmond, Product Manager, says: “Customers are demanding increased performance from rotary seals that challenge the PV values of current seals. We therefore needed to develop a rotary seal that can run at higher speeds combined with higher pressures. This resulted in the development of the unique Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V, which not only achieves these requirements but also, by virtue of lower heat generation, offers a significantly extended seal life. For the equipment operator that means lower overall costs due to reduced maintenance requirements and energy consumption.”

Test results show that Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V runs with low frictional torque at all pressures from 0.5 MPa and above with low sensitivity to pressure increases from 0.5 to 20 MPa. It achieved a PV twice as high as other bidirectional seals and demonstrated 50% lower friction. Furthermore, wear of the seal and O-Ring was so low that it could not be measured.

Like other O-Ring activated Slipper Seals, the initial squeeze of the O-Ring ensures sufficient contact pressure between seal and mating surface to provide tightness at low pressure. With increasing system pressure, the O-Ring and the seal body direct have a contact force on the sealing surface to ensure sealing efficiency at all pressures.

Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V has a built in valve function. Valve ports are made from both sides of the Turcon® ring profile to the space in the center, which is the lubricating groove. An elastomer ring is installed in the lubricating groove to prevent static leakage through the ports.

When Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is pressurized from one or the other side, the elastomer ring opens the port on the pressure side and equalizes the pressure beneath the elastomer ring – pressure balancing the seal by more than half. Shifting pressurization through the ports also renews the fluid in the space between the “legs”, improving lubrication under the seal.

Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is ideal for equipment for which a long service life is required in demanding service conditions. Typical examples are machining centers, hydraulic swivels, lead-troughs, rotary connections with swivel movements, excavators, forestry machinery, hydraulic rotators, robots, manipulators, indexing tables, pivoting motors, hydraulic motors, blow molding machines, top drives and core cutting equipment.

With maximum recommended operating temperatures of +100 °C/ +212 °F (up to +150°C/ +302°F at lower PV-values), Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is designed to fit into standard Roto Glyd Ring® grooves. It is available in four cross section series; for shafts in diameters from 35 to 500 millimeters/ 1.377 to 19.685 inches and for bores from 22 to 500 millimeters / 0.866 to 19.685 inches.

When specifying Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V, users should note the following. Pressure should be limited to a maximum of 30 MPa. Velocity needs to be limited to 2.0 meters per second. The Roto Glyd Ring® V has been successfully tested up to a combined PV of 10 MPa.m/s.

A patent application has been submitted.