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Coating Systems Discusses O-Rings Facts

O-rings are everywhere. Without o-rings, we couldn’t drive, fly, or even use basic kitchen appliances. O-rings are ordinary in our everyday work at Coating Systems, but there are some incredible o-rings that amaze even the pros at Coating Systems! Largest O-Rings Coating Systems coats o-rings with dry film and lubricants so they seal properly, because no one wants a leaky o-ring seal. One of the largest o-rings is 8 feet in diameter, which is big enough to drive a full-size pickup truck through! These specialized o-rings seal large industrial machines that handle large volumes of liquids or compressed air. Dry film ensures the seal remains completely intact…

Coating Systems Explains Common Mistakes Made with Quad Seals

In the arena of sealing, the o-ring has long been the most popular option. However, quad seals have emerged as an alternative to o-rings that are equal in quality and present several sealing advantages in certain applications. With that being said, it can be easy to make mistakes when it comes to quad seals, whether that mistake comes before installation, during installation, or after installation. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems will look at three common mistakes made when using quad seals. 1. Using Them In the Wrong Applications While quad seals offer several advantages over o-rings, those advantages come in specific applications. So it’s important to…

Coating Systems Explains: What Is TM001?

Finding the right coating solution for o-rings, gaskets, and seals can be difficult, but it is absolutely vital. Without the proper coating, these items will be exposed to extreme friction, which leads to corrosion. Coating your o-rings, gaskets, and seals will help them survive longer in your industrial machinery. One common coating used for these sorts of applications is TM-001, but what is TM-001 exactly? Today, Coating Systems will take a look at what Emralon TM-001 is and why it is beneficial. What Is TM001? Emralon TM-001 is a water-based resin-bonded acrylic latex system that is manufactured by Henkel. It is designed to provide dry film lubrication…

Coating Systems Provides a Beginner’s Guide to Lip Seals

For industrial applications, few things are more important than keeping your parts lubricated and sealed off from debris and liquid penetration. To do that, your equipment needs the right sealing solutions. One of the most common sealing mechanisms for industrial equipment is the lip seal. There are several things that you need to know about lip seals before you find your sealing solution. In today’s blog post, Coating Systems gives a beginner’s guide to lip seals. What Are Lip Seals? According to Gallagher Fluid Seals, a rotary lip seal is a “seal that features a lip on the ID that seals dynamically on a shaft and metal…