When it comes to seals and o-rings Martin’s Rubber are flexible
When it comes to seals and o-rings Martin’s Rubber are flexible. In this article, they explain how to correctly size a wiper seal and why their special profiles and bespoke designs make them a market leader in rubber manufacturing.
How to correctly size your seal
When specifying a seal it is vitally important to clarify whether you are measuring the seal itself or the housing that it fits. In the illustrated example below, we show a cross section of a K108 composite piston seal and identify the seal or housing dimensions required for us to produce a custom seal.
Martin’s Rubber can work with either the seal or housing dimensions but we must know what the sizes you have given us refer to. That way we can manufacture seals with the correct sizes for your application.
Special profiles and bespoke designs
Special profiles and variants of our standard components are manufactured in our modern CAD/CAM machining cells. We also specialise in bespoke designs for engineering plastics and we can machine products up to one metre in diameter. We also offer a prototyping service where development can be undertaken with CNC machined development parts being hard tooled in our moulding facility when the design is proven.
Our five axis machining facilities also give us the ability to produce solid body components from engineering plastics. With competitive costs on high volumes, but the flexibility to offer small batch sizes without compromising quality, our facilities are class leading.
Martin’s Rubber’s huge range of rubber products
We maintain large stocks of rubber O rings, O ring cord, hydraulic seals, rubber grommets and rubber washers for immediate supply from stock. You can find further details of these in our catalogues. We also have large stocks of rubber sheeting, rubber matting, foam rubber, rubber extrusion and allied adhesives, for immediate supply or conversion into rubber strip, gaskets or fabrications.
With storage and Bill of Material systems set up to support our own “MR Seal Kit” range of products, we offer this facility to customers with their own bespoke kitting requirements. We can supply kits of parts that not only include components we manufacture, but also customer specified bought in components, instruction sheets or branding. this service means we can deliver kits direct to a customer’s stores, distributors or production line, with ready use parts for immediate consumption or sale.
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