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Lip Seal Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of lip seal manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source lip seal manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate lip seal companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture lip seals for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading lip seal manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for metric lip seals, rotary lip seals, or hydraulic lip seals.

  • Columbus, OH

    At Fluidol, we specialize in delivering a comprehensive range of hydraulic seals and associated products to cater to diverse industrial needs. Our extensive lineup of seals and related solutions is designed to address the sealing challenges encountered across various hydraulic applications.

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  • Oakdale, PA

    At American High Performance Seals, we pride ourselves on being the premier experts in hydraulic seals. With years of experience and a passion for excellence, we have established ourselves as the go-to source for high-quality sealing solutions in a wide range of industries.

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  • Grand Rapids, MI

    Kent Rubber Supply has been a trusted supplier of hydraulic seals since 1946. Focusing in exceeding customer service, we leverage the best equipment and the most knowledge staff to ensure we meet our customers unique needs. With our trusted experts, we determine the best rubber, foam, sponge or PVC material for your specific need. We continue serving customers both offshore and domestic.

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  • Chandler, AZ

    We are based out of Chandler, Arizona but we are dedicated to serving a global market! Our research and development department works around the clock in order to keep our products on the leading edge of innovations at all times because we know that our customers depend on the most technologically advanced products to keep their business moving smoothly. Visit our website today or get in touch with us via telephone or email today!

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Lip Seal Industry Information

Lip Seal

Lip seals, which are also sometimes called oil seals, hydraulic cylinder seals and shaft seals, help to prevent the contamination or depressurization or rotating shafts. They can be specially designed in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and compositions to suit the equipment in which they will be installed.

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Safety Considerations for Lip Seals

Properly pairing a lip seal with its application is important to the safe and effective function of many different kinds of rotating shafts. A correctly chosen, installed and maintained lip seal can mean the difference between extended, efficient equipment lifespans and premature equipment failure.

Design of a Lip Seal

Lip seals hold the oil inside a rotating shaft while keeping air, dust, and dirt out. Understanding what lip seals are and why they are important involves understanding the role of rotating shafts in industrial, commercial and consumer utilities. A rotating shaft is a cylinder through which a rod or other cylindrical object is placed. That rod spins around in response to the force exerted by a motor, a hydraulic system or even the force exerted by a human. Rotating shafts are important parts of actuators, steering systems, many different kinds of industrial process machinery and a wide variety of other important equipment.

Many if not most of the different varieties of equipment that involve rotating shafts require the use of lubricating oils, hydraulic fluid or other chemicals that contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the equipment. In such cases, seals that maintain the pressurization and purity of the shaft are important.

Materials Used in Lip Seals

Lip seals are versatile, high-performance seals used for uniform, low-pressure applications. Lip seals can have one, two, three or more lips, each of which contributes to the way that the lip seal functions. Multiple lip designs provide extra protection against contaminants. In the earliest days of their use, lip seals were made of rawhide and were produced in tanneries. With the development of rubber products, particularly synthetic rubbers like Teflon, almost all lip seals came to be composed of more advanced materials that made their use more feasible in more demanding applications.

Today, a very large percentage of all lip seals are made of Teflon. Teflon can withstand high pressure applications in which rubber seals would fail. Teflon is an elastomeric material that provides enhanced lubrication properties, resistance to wear and added strength. It is also very chemical-resistant compared to other rubber varieties.



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