Choosing the Right Oil Seal for Your Equipment

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Author : MKC Oil Seal Co., Ltd.
Update time : 2022-06-28 18:15:16

Oil seals protect rotating shaft assemblies. They prevent contamination and maintain the system's lubricant. There are many different types and materials of oil seals, and selecting the right one for your equipment is important for performance and safety. For example, jet engines require a certain material for engine seals. Here are some tips for choosing the best oil seal for your equipment. Read on to learn more about different types of oil seals and what they do for your equipment.


oil seal types

The basic structure of an oil seal consists of a metal ring that serves as an inner skeleton. Its outer portion can be made of metal or a plastic material, depending on the application. A spring is placed on the lip of the seal to support it and prevent leakage of lubricant and other contaminants. A variety of materials are used for oil seals, including silicone, Fluroelastomer, Viton, and Polytetrafluoroethylene.


The oil-sealing lip is the primary component of the seal. Its cross section is wedge-shaped and forms the seal when it is pressed against the shaft's surface. This elastomer-based material is shaped to maintain sealing performance in the face of pressure and vibration. A spring is used to maintain the force against the shaft. A supplemental lip is also used, without a spring, and is primarily intended to prevent dust from entering the oil seal.


As mentioned earlier, oil seals are critical components of mechanical machinery. They are designed to protect rotating shaft assemblies from contamination and leaks. They are also designed to maintain a thin layer of lubricant between the sealing lip and the rotary shaft. They can be made from different materials, such as silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene, and nitrile. Some seals are customised to match the precision-fitted bearings in new machinery.


fork oil seal

You should replace the fork oil seal when it has developed a leak. The oil can adhere to the brake caliper and disc, reducing their performance. Replace the seal carefully, using caution. To remove the fork oil seal, slide the inner tube upwards. Once the inner tube has come out, unscrew the oil seal by prying the cartridge out from its place on the fork leg. Be careful not to damage the oil seal lip by prying it out too far.


First, remove the fork cap. Then, screw in the new oil seal. Be sure to align the groove of the new seal with the groove of the old one. Use a pipe section to push the seal into the fork leg. When securing the seal in place, make sure the retaining snap clip is visible in the grove. Now, you are ready to ride! To install the fork oil seal, follow these steps:


If you've ridden your bike for 40 hours or so, it's time to replace your fork seal. If you haven't ridden much in the past two years, your fork seal is likely to need replacement. Regular cleaning of the fork can't prevent leaks, so take your bike to a bike mechanic or a mechanically inclined friend. You'll be glad you did. Then, you can clean the fork oil seals if they've accumulated dirt or debris.


MKC oil seal

If you are looking for an oil seal for your heavy equipment, you've come to the right place. MKC offers hundreds of thousands of products to meet your specific requirements. These products are designed to be highly effective and operate with minimal friction. They can also withstand harsh conditions. MKC seals are available in different sizes and materials. Find out which one will best meet your needs.


MKCoil seals are designed to meet the demanding needs of the industrial sector. They are used in hydraulic systems, pumps, pistons, pipes, and many other mechanical devices. There are even some that seal rotating members, like shafts and bearings. Regardless of its application, these seals are a vital component to the functioning of any piece of equipment. MKC oil seals have a rubber sealing part that helps provide adequate pressure against the shaft.


MKC oil seals are widely recognized for their exceptional performance in a wide variety of applications. In addition to providing high-quality products, MKC also offers extensive support for sealing systems. Customers can contact a local  distributor for assistance and expert advice. And if you are unsure of which oil seal to buy, MKC is always ready to assist. 

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