Round ribbon spring
static & low speed applications, providing excellent leakage control at high pressure and low temperature
-250 to +300°C (-418 to +572°F)
UHV to 100 MPa
Face diameter / Radial Diameter: 10 to 3000 mm / 6 to 3000 mm
Cross-section: 1.4 to 12.7 mm
Minimum Tolerances: +/- 20 μm
Seal Function & Motion
Static & Dynamic Applications
There are two basic types of sealing applications: static and dynamic, in which at least two hardware surfaces come in contact with one another.
In static applications, there is essentially no relative motion between the hardware surfaces. A typical example may be flanges that are bolted together. Omniseal Solutions™ offers mostly face seals in such applications.
In dynamic applications, at least one surface is in motion relative to the other. A typical example is a hydraulic cylinder with shaft and bore. Further, there are two directions of motion in dynamic applications: reciprocating or linear motion, and rotary (including oscillating) motion. We offer mostly radial seals (rod seals and piston seals) in such applications.
Occasionally, the application may be a combination of both static and dynamic. For these more complex cases, you can contact our team of experts.
Radial & Axial (Face) Sealing
Based on the hardware configuration and location of seal glands, sealing can be either radial or axial (face sealing). Radial sealing has glands that compress seals in a radial direction. Male glands are machined in the shaft, whereas female glands are machined in the bore. Radial sealing is usually, but not always, dynamic.
We also offer rod seals and piston seals for these applications. Axial sealing has glands that compress seals parallel to the axis of the seal. Glands are machined on the face of the hardware. Axial sealing is usually, but not always, static. Omniseal Solutions™ offers inside and outside face seals in such applications.
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