FTL Technology has a distinguished pedigree supplying hydraulic seals which transcends light duty and heavy industry applications. In the case of light/medium duty applications, the application parameters generally allow the use of single elements rod, piston and wiper seals.
Typically these are manufactured from NBR, FKM, PUR and filled PTFE materials and used in conjunction with standard mineral based hydraulic oils. Ensuring that a seal system retains 100% leak free is a primary goal when specifying the seal system.
Mechanical face seals are synonymous with heavy duty rotary sealing applications. They are specifically designed to operate in environments where there is a high level of external contamination such as mud, sand, dirt and water. Their robust simple design can be packaged neatly into a wide variety of equipment where reliability and a long service life are imperative to ensure end user satisfaction.
FTL Technolgy’s seal rings are manufactured from a close grained cast iron material to offer the very best combination of wear and corrosion resistance. The excellent tribological characteristics of this material allow mechanical face seals from FTL Technology to be used in applications with a rotary speed up to 10m/s. Under extreme service conditions, the metallurgical qualities of our cast iron material provide outstanding resistance against seizure and scoring.
The seal rings are statically sealed and have their face load generated by two toric O ring seals. These are critical elements to ensure maximum performance of the overall seal system. High thermal resistance, chemical compatibility and low compression set are essential criterion for toric O ring seals. Our elastomers have all been specified to have an ideal spread of mechanical properties required for specific use with mechanical face seals. A range of NBR, HNBR, VMQ and FPM materials and hardness are available which allow mechanical face seal solutions to be used in a wide range of demanding applications.
FTL Technology has long been a supplier of heavy duty rotary seals into the steel, marine, paper and power industries. Our knowledge and experience of these sectors coupled with our appetite for solving sealing problems, makes FTL Technology an ideal partner to work with.
Our product solutions are specified as original equipment for reliability and performance or into the MRO market in response to customers wishing to improve the reliability of their equipment. Seals are manufactured in NBR, HNBR and FPM compounds to suit all operational and ambient conditions. Seal geometries are available which can withstand pressures up to 5 Bar (72 PSI) and peripheral speeds up to 40m/s.
Our engineers provide a consultative service where to ensure that the application parameters, seal specification and surrounding hardware are perfectly aligned. With this, we can be sure that seal systems designed and manufactured by FTL Technology achieve the expectations of our customers.
FTL Technology has long been a supplier of heavy duty hydraulic seals into the steel and metal processing industries. FTL’s knowledge and experience of these sectors coupled with our appetite for solving sealing problems, makes FTL Technology an ideal partner to work with.
FTL Technology’s product solutions are specified as original equipment for reliability and performance or into the MRO market in response to customers wishing to improve the reliability of their equipment. Seals are manufactured in NBR, HNBR, FPM and PTFE compounds to suit all operational and ambient conditions. Seal geometries are available which can withstand pressures up to 400 Bar (5801 PSI) and linear speeds up to 5m/s.
The innovative MECO shaft seal is designed specifically for process machinery, where braided compression packing and conventional mechanical seals fail to provide an efficient seal system. Meco seals are capable of working with a wide variety of media including dry powders, pastes, slurries, gases, vapors and fluids. Meco seals are unaffected by shaft eccentricity and runout which is present in many types of mixing equipment.
FTL Technology is a leading authority when it comes to providing engineered solutions using PTFE Seals. FTL offer a wide range of PTFE compounds for applications that require a seal to perform in demanding application conditions.
FTL offers a range of PTFE seals in various different profiles for different applications including; rotary shaft seals, rod seals, piston rings, and spring energized PTFE seals.
To ensure PTFE Seals provide optimum sealing, the base PTFE compound is mixed with fillers to improve the mechanical properties of the material. Tensile strength, extrusion resistance and hardness are improved by adding commercial compounds such as bronze, carbon and glass fibre.
Where extreme levels of abrasion resistance are required especially those found in dry running applications, advanced inorganic fillers are used which allows performance boundaries to be stretched even further.