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Seals, Gaskets and Sealing Mechanisms

Correct sealing products imperative

     5th August 2016 The selection of the correct industrial sealing product in modern engineering is a critical consideration, both in the design of new equipment and in the choice of products to replace those that are no longer suitable, says industrial static sealing products manufacturer and supplier BMG gaskets... 

Increasing demand for gasket installation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     5th August 2016 Having identified a need in the market for the correct installation of gaskets at industrial plants, supplier of sealing products and services Klinger Mzansi is offering a Joint Integrity Management Service in addition to its product line to help increase the safety and efficiency of plants. 

Bandage system ideal for sealing water reservoirs

     7th August 2015 Ready-mix concrete supplier a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ durajoint flexband joint bandage system offers a solution for waterproofing expansion and construction joints, including critical joint areas with high or frequent movement, says the company’s concrete repair and general construction... 

Bandage system ideal for sealing water reservoirs
POTABLE WATER APPLICATION a.b.e.’s durajoint flexband system is particularly suitable for sealing of joints in potable water concrete reservoirs and other water-retaining structures

New seal system cuts water use

     7th August 2015 International packaging and paper group Mondi is replacing the quench-to-drain flushing and lubricating systems of the mechanical seals at its Richards Bay mill with a continuous loop water management design supplied by mechanical seals and support system company Aesseal. 

New seal system  cuts water use
NEW SYSTEM Pump and mechanical seals at Mondi Richards Bay, fitted with Aesseal continuous loop flushing and lubricating system

Sales of new static head seals increasing

By: Dylan Slater     7th August 2015 Market acceptance of Edenvale-based seals company Seal & Gasket Supplies’ DFL108 static head seal has been positive, as consumers are receiving the full benefits and advantages of the seal, says sales manager Dulcie Nkambule. 

Sales of new static head seals increasing
DFL108 Seal & Gasket Supplies’ DFL108 is suited for applications including hydraulic cylinders, high-pressure hydraulic systems and high-pressure valves

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Dylan Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Seal-saving device worth  its weight in gold
SEAL SAVING DEVICE Seal Savers take only 20 minutes to install, which is made easy using heavy-duty Velcro strips and built-in clamps

Bushing restores gland sealing in pump

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Mechanical seals company Aesseal has supplied a specialised PFR-throat bushing to restore the gland seal to specification in a wastewater pump serving the Umhlatuzana Inlet sewage pumpstation (SPS), in Durban. The bushing fitting forms part of eThekwini Water and Sanitation’s current extensive... 

Bushing restores gland sealing  in pump
IMPROVING RELIABILITY The PFR-throat bushing restored the gland seal to specification in the wastewater pump

Industrial exhibition to showcase sealing demonstrations

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 South Africa-based bearing supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG), which will celebrate its fortieth anniversary this year, will host the first BMG Expo next month. This industrial productivity exhibition will be held at the BMG Park, in Johannesburg, from September 18 to 19.  

Industrial exhibition  to showcase  sealing demonstrations
INCREASED PRODUCTION The Seal Maker SML 500e machine can produce more than 180 standardised seals

Mechanical slurry seals sales increase

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Sealing solutions company EagleBurgmann Seals South Africa (SA) has registered a 20-fold increase in sales for its slurry application mechanical seals in the past two years and aims to increase its sales by another 25% this year, says EagleBurgmann Seals SA engineering manager Francois Botha.... 

Mechanical slurry seals sales increase
LASTING SUCCESS EagleBurgmann mechanical slurry seals have been in use uninterruptedly for more than two years

New cable entry seals launched for underground applications

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has developed and launched a new solution, the Roxtec UG cable entry seals for underground sealing against constant water pressure. “The modular-based multi-cable entry seals are designed to resist constant and catastrophic water pressure.... 

New cable entry  seals launched for  underground applications
UNDERGROUND SEALING The modular-based multi-cable entry seals are designed to be resistant to constant and catastrophic water pressure

Polyurethane material offers benefits to seal manufacturing

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Seal and gasket manufacturer Seal & Gasket Supplies now uses large-diameter semifinished raw materials in nitrile butadiene rubber and hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane (HPU) in the manufacture of its seal products. “As customers are realising the importance of using high-quality products with... 

Polyurethane material offers benefits to  seal manufacturing
MATERIAL BENEFIT Hydrolysis-resistant polyurethane (HPU) material for seal manufacturing is durable, with excellent wear resistance and good elasticity

Sealing challenges met in aerospace industry

     8th August 2014 While polymer solutions company Trelleborg has partnered with aircraft manufacturers in the design of systems containing its seals, bearings and air frame components for over 65 years, the company keeps abreast of the latest technology developments in the aerospace industry and meets the sealing... 

Sealing challenges met in aerospace industry
VITAL GLOBALITY Trelleborg has ten facilities capable of producing seals, bearings and airframe solutions around the world

Seals growth of 16% trumps last year’s performance 

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th August 2014 Global technology company SKF’s Southern African Seals division has registered a 16% growth in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2013, SKF Southern Africa platform manager André Weyers tells Engineering News. “The growth this year has been phenomenal, considering... 

Seals growth of 16% trumps last year’s performance
SKF Southern Africa platform manager André Weyers discusses SKF’s expansion of its standard range of rotary shaft seals.

Liquid tyre-sealing mechanism launching in South Africa

     9th August 2013 An environment-friendly tyre protection sealant, which improves safety for the driver, reduces fuel consumption, lowers maintenance costs and has fewer rim assembly problems, is being launched by the automotive division of South Africa-based bearings supplier Bearing Man Group (BMG).  The sealant... 

Local company distributes protective cover for seals

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Local filter design and manufacturing company Filter Focus’ Seal Saver cylinder cover, launched last month, helps extend hydraulic seal and cylinder life by at least three times and protects seals and cylinders from the dirt and debris in the harsh African environment, says Filter Focus COO Craig... 

Manufacturer secures contract in telecommunications sector

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Cable- and pipe-sealing mechanisms manufacturer Roxtec has completed work on five modular data centres, with two nearing completion, for mobile communications company Vodacom’s Project Cube. “The nature of the equipment in the containers and Vodacom’s drive to cut energy costs and improve... 

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Mechanical seals manufacturer AESSEAL South Africa received accreditation in June from US-based nonprofit member association Trace International, in which AESSEAL MD Rob Waites expects to involve other member companies. 

Mechanical seals company makes anticorruption commitment
TRACE ACCREDITED The purpose of the accreditation is to promote the ethics of antibribery and anticorruption in a company

Two-year growth plan successful, expanding range

By: David Oliveira     9th August 2013 Global technology company SKF’s two-year growth plan has been so successful that it will soon be extending its standard range of rotary-shaft seals, which is currently available from 6 mm up to 250 mm shaft diameter, up to 540 mm diameter. This will enable the company to offer sealing solutions... 

Accredited joint, flange sealing academy opens in SA

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Sealing and jointing materials manufacturer and trader Novus Sealing South Africa, an authorised distributor of international industrial sealing product, gasket and packing firm FDS Group, launched the South African arm of the UK-based Academy of Joint Integrity in May. 

Contracts in excess of R2.4m awarded to cable sealing mechanisms manufacturer

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Local manufacturer and supplier of cable and pipe sealing systems Roxtec Africa has been awarded three contracts worth more than R2.4-million for its transit frame sealing systems by companies in the power generation, petrochemicals and mining industries. 

Liquid gaskets said to outperform traditional materials 

     10th August 2012 Speciality chemicals and adhesives supplier Henkel South Africa, which is also the manufacturer of the Loctite brand of sealants, maintains that liquid gaskets produce seals that create better results than traditional materials. 

Packing product prevents leaks, saves energy at power station

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Seal manufacturer AESSeal says its packing product for use in critical boiler and turbine valve applications has significantly increased cost savings and plant availability and decreased the leak-ratio factor to zero at State-owned power utility Eskom’s 3 654 MW capacity Tutuka power station,... 

Solid adhesives benefit industry

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th August 2012 Several advantages exist when using preformed adhesive epoxies instead of liquid adhesives, manufacturer of adhesive preforms Multi-Seals technical support manager Ken Harvill tells Engineering News. 

Coatings and sealant producer wins annual innovation award

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     2nd December 2011 Two polyvinyl chloride- (PVC-) free sealing compound systems manufactured by German company Actega Coatings & Sealants have won the 2011 innovation award hosted by its parent company, specialty chemicals company Altana Group.  

Global seals supplier introduces shaft restoring device

     2nd December 2011 Bearings, seals and lubrication systems supplier SKF has unveiled its Speedi-Sleeve solution, which it says will restore-seal worn shafts quickly and economically. 

Manufacturer introduces preforms for sealing subminiature electronics

     2nd December 2011 Adhesive preforms manufacturer Multi-Seals has introduced its Nano-forms epoxy preforms to provide precision seals on microelectronics.  

New gasketing material for high temperature sealing

     2nd December 2011 Global fluid sealing products manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technologies has introduced a new gasketing material for high-temperature sealing applications.  

Plug-and-go steel seals offer lower operational costs 

     2nd December 2011 Seals manufacturer and specialist AESSeal says its new all-stainless steel double mechanical plug-and-go cartridge seal, the T05VC, offers significantly lower operational costs over time than its disposable counterparts. 

SA company to import US manufactured products

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     2nd December 2011 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) reports that its seals division has added a US manufactured product range to its existing offering. 

Seals company sees growth in SA petrochemicals, oil and gas industries

     2nd December 2011 Seals and gaskets manufacturer and trader Novus Sealing South Africa says it is experiencing success across South Africa’s chemicals, petrochemicals and oil and gas industries.  

Seals manufacturer awarded highest aerospace standard accreditation

     2nd December 2011 UK-based seals manufacturer Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) says it is the first company of its kind outside the Americas to receive accreditation under the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) for the production of its elastomer seals. 

Agrihubs reduce downtime

     3rd September 2010 Provider of bearings, seals, mechatronics and lubrications systems SKF reports that its agri-hubs, fitted to replace bushes on rollers of a LandPac scraper unit, have eliminated large maintenances, reliability problems, reduced downtime and increased active operating hours. 

An alternative to liquid adhesives for components assembly

     3rd September 2010 Manufacturer of precision adhesive preforms used in a wide variety of applications primarily for use in original-equipment manufacturer electromechanical components, Multi-Seals, has launched an innovative alternative to liquid adhesives for component assembly.  

Distribution agreement signed with US-based company

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Industrial rotating equipment, transmission, gearbox supply, sealing and repair company Zantec Projects says that it has signed a distribution agreement with US-based company PPC Mechanical Seals, a manufacturer of engineered mechanical seals and sealing support systems. 

Distributor expands its African footprint

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Distributor of rotary shaft seals and o-ring seals East Rand Seals reports that it plans to expand its footprint into Africa, particularly in Zimbabwe and Zambia. 

High-tech machine enhances sealing technology capability

By: Dimakatso Motau     3rd September 2010 Integrated technology solutions provider SKF reports that it has acquired the Economos Seal-Jet NG 060 machine from its sister company SKF Austria. 

New double-acting piston seals

     3rd September 2010 Industrial consumables and engineering firm BMG has introduced a new range of sealing products. The 780 Hallite double-acting piston seals have a robust assembly for efficient operation, reduced wear resistance and extended service life on any hydraulic cylinder application.  

Seals available in increased lengths

     3rd September 2010 Manufacturer and distributor of security seals Vikela Aluvin reports that both its Fast seal and Dragon seal are now available in extra lengths, which allows the seals to be used in a wide range of new applications. 

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