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James Walker and Co has published a rotary sealing guide that it says is proving an essential time-saving tool for applications and design engineers working on rotary sealing issues.

The guide has been published in two parts and focuses on the company’s Walkersele high-efficiency radial lip seals.

Part one covers the selection of the correct seal design and material combination to suit each specific rotary application.

The detailed guide takes the user through operational parameters, performance, material compatibility, housing design and retention methods.

This not only helps in accurate seal specification but is of great assistance in allowing housing and retention issues to be addressed at the design stage.

With the ideal seal/housing/retention combination as an integral part of the design, operational problems can be eliminated.

Additional features within the Walkersele guide include a detailed section on seal-installation techniques, including James Walker’s On-Site Joining technique, plus operational considerations for worn shafts, highly abrasive or corrosive environments, shaft and housing surfaces, and lubrication.

Range charts cover both standard metric and inch sizes for split and endless seal variants.

This combines with part two of the guide – the Walkersele Mould List – which presents details of more than 4,500 Walkerseles for which tooling is held, including a range of large diameter TBMS tunnel-boring machine seals.

The two-part Walkersele guide can be downloaded in PDF format or a hard copy of part one ordered directly from the company’s website.

James Walker and Co

James Walker is a dynamic global manufacturing organisation that supplies a vast range of high performance fluid sealing products and associated knowledge-based services to virtually every sector of industry. Our activities range from research and development, product application, manufacture and supply, to plant monitoring, on-site maintenance and seal refurbishment. An intimate knowledge of the industrial plant and processes used by our customers worldwide enables us to solve their fluid sealing problems with best value systems designed to minimise total cost of ownership.

State-of-the-art skills in materials technology, particularly relating to elastomers, polymers, composites and engineering plastics, are central to our success — in addition to the core disciplines of high performance sealing technology and tribology. Extensive expertise in the precision machining of exotic alloys for metallic seals, and tension control fasteners for bolted joints, positions us firmly at the forefront of these technologies. We therefore claim that our products and expertise help to keep industry worldwide running safely and efficiently year-in and year-out.

Our worldwide family of companies has 11 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites in the UK, and a further 40 spread across Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, South Africa and the USA. At the local level, a close-knit network of James Walker companies and official distributors supplies our products and services to over 100 countries. Highly developed e-commerce systems and logistics operations give customers the surety of supply they need. We also work in partnership with customers at all levels. The long-term contracts we forge with multinational corporations cover the requirements of their plants across many continents.

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