Gaskets vs. O-Rings

Gaskets vs. O-Rings: Differences & Common Applications

Knowing the differences between the available seal materials is essential when choosing the right seal for your application. When selecting the proper seal for your application, you may wonder what the differences between gaskets and O-rings are. Both are common types of seals in various applications, but there are some key differences that you should […]

Spliced/Vulcanized O-Rings

What are Spliced/Vulcanized O-Rings

Industry professionals know how important it is to keep their equipment clean. When it comes to keeping your equipment clean and free of leaks, spliced/vulcanized O-rings make all the difference. In simple terms, vulcanized rubber rings are combined with two types of rubber to create a single ring because this process produces a more durable […]

O-Ring Groove Design Guide

O-Ring Groove Design Guide

An O-ring groove is a circular cross-sectioned recess in a housing or mechanical device designed to hold an O-ring seal. The O-ring sits in the groove and is compressed during assembly, creating a seal between two surfaces. O-ring groove design is critical to the performance of the O-ring seal. When designing an O-ring groove, it […]

Food Grade O-Rings and seals-Materials Selection Guide

Food Grade O-Rings and seals-Materials Selection Guide

Food-grade gasket materials are an essential part of the food industry. They are used to keep contaminants out of food and prevent the spreading of bacteria. There are a variety of materials that can be used for these applications, and each has its advantages and disadvantages. To ensure that your o-rings and seals meet all […]

How Does an O-Ring Work?

An O-ring, also known as a packing or a toric joint, is a mechanical gasket in the shape of a torus, a circular gasket with a hole through the middle to facilitate the flow of fluids, gases, or various process media. This simple and important component is widely used in numerous industries and may be […]