Our Rotary Shaft Seals Extend the Life Of A Bearing
1800seal911/ EPM rotary shaft seals extend the life of a bearing by preventing and minimizing the circumstances that can damage the bearing and lead to premature failure. The rotary shaft seal not only keeps the bearing lubricant in place, it acts as a barrier to dirt, oil, water and other foreign materials.
1800seal911/ EPM rotary shaft seals are integral to the effective operation and performance of rotating equipment, such as bores, rods and oscillating shafts.
Early rotary shaft seals were made of leather, then synthetic rubber, but current materials and designs feature a bonded seal with a single metal pressing and an outer layer of rubber that offers the optimal fluid-tight joint with the machine housing.
A hydrodynamic or positive action feature, which consists of raised ribs on the air side of the sealing lip are "bedded-in" to form tiny projections that catch any leaking oil and send it back to the oil film beneath the lip.
This is an example of a feature that has significantly improved the reliability of rotary shaft seals in more challenging applications such as automotive.