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Reciprocating Shaft Seals for High-Pressure Performance

A reciprocating seals’ function is to seal the space under static conditions during relative, reciprocating motion so that the pressure can be generated and maintained over a specific timescale.

The cross-section of reciprocating seals has a larger radial dimension that exceeds the radial dimension of the assembly space between the seal housing and the rod or cylinder bore.

Critical to the reliability of any reciprocating seal system is the surface condition of the dynamic interface. Reciprocating seals are called “self-acting” as the design allows maximum contact pressures between the seal and housing walls, meaning they always exceed the inner and outer seal diameter, so no leakage can occur.

Used in a wide range of applications for pumps, cylinders and valves, Reciprocating seals are designed to combat extreme temperatures and pressures or unfriendly environments where hazardous fluids are a factor.

Because there is such a wide diversity of applications, the same shaft specification will not always achieve the optimum result.

Reciprocating seals types include; hydraulic seals, heavy-duty hydraulic seals, pneumatic seals, ptfe seals, piston sealspiston seals, rod seals, spring energised seals and wiper seals.

FTL Technology has a wealth of experience to specify the right material and profile to ensure the optimum seal performance.

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