Seals Vs Gaskets 101

Considering seals and gaskets as the same is a common misconception—and it’s easy to see why. They both perform the same function of preventing leaks. However, their applications are different. Gaskets are used for static surfaces like joints. Seals are used for dynamic surfaces like rotating shafts, engines, and pumps.

4 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Mechanical Seal

Mechanical seal failure can lead to pump failure and resultant downtime. Why would this be the case? Mechanical seals undergo several conditions. If they’re altered in any way, the seal will have to be replaced. Here are four signs it’s time to replace your mechanical seal.

Fixing a Damaged Mechanical Seal: All You Need to Know

When you have a high-value mechanical seal and the state of its part allows it, you can easily repair a mechanical seal and save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars in system maintenance. Here are three operations that are carried out when it comes to fixing a damaged mechanical seal.

Selecting the Right Gasket: A Guide

Gaskets are used to seal two surfaces by creating a compressed static seal. This seal results from compressive forces created from bold load and can fill all the imperfections of the mating surfaces that require sealing.

6 Common Reasons Why Your Mechanical Seal May Fail

As a factory owner, you may often ask yourself why mechanical seals fail and how to prevent this from happening? A seal is a barometer in the pump that helps the operators and maintenance personnel know about the pump’s health. Here are six common reasons why you may need mechanical seal repair.

A Guide to Maintaining CNC Machine Tools

CNC, short for Computer Numerical Control machines are a godsend for the manufacturing industry. Automation via this technique has made production of products and parts faster, cheaper, and more reliable than ever before. However, true to obsolescence, these machines can also fall into disrepair.