FlexiLip Rotary Seals

FlexiLip Rotary Seals

FlexiLip Rotary Seals


Description

The Parker FlexiLip™ is a rotary lip seal that features an ID lip that seals dynamically on a shaft and an elastomeric O-ring on its OD to seal statically in a bore. Since the lip is not spring energized, the radial lip contact forces are lower than a rotary FlexiSeal®, which allows the seal to function at much higher surface speeds (up to 5000 sfpm). The seals are manufactured from a wide variety of PTFE composites and other machinable plastic materials. Standard O-ring choices are fluorocarbon, silicone, nitrile and EPDM. This broad foundation of standard O-ring and PTFE materials can be tailored to suit nearly all applications. Standard and Non-standard FlexiLip™ profiles are precision machined to fit inch-fractional and metric gland geometries. The FlexiLip™ design is extremely versatile because the seal is machined from a molded PTFE sleeve. Standard tooling and programs are used to manufacture seals efficiently by eliminating setup and programming time. FlexiLip™ seals are used in demanding applications where the operating conditions exceed the capabilities of elastomeric seals.

Markets

FlexiLip’s™ low tooling costs and rapid prototyping capability make the FlexiLip an appealing choice for customers in a variety of markets including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical process
  • Appliances
  • Machine Tools
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Military
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Hydraulic
  • Food Processing
  • Electronics
  • Oil & Gas
  • Steel Mill
  • Plastics

Applications

The FlexiLip’s™ versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications including:

  • Motors
  • Gear Boxes
  • Pumps
  • Bearings
  • Compressors
  • Cryogenics
  • Rolls
  • Extruders
  • Valves
  • Blowers
  • Spindles
  • Robotics
  • Mixers
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