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TFC’s laminar sealing rings can now be delivered quicker than ever, with standard ranges available from stock and bespoke designs within a few weeks from original concept through to finished product.

The laminar sealing ring, pivotal within a wide scope of industries where hostile environments are the norm, brings a variety of advantages when compared to O-rings and conventional rubber seals.

A labyrinth seal consisting of multiple rings in a groove, the ring’s arrangement and specific orientation is dictated by the application and the environment’s severity.

Produced from carbon spring steel, stainless steel and high temperature alloys, they can form either a single or secondary back-up barrier when high temperatures, corrosive environments and other extreme conditions are prevalent.

With no friction with other rotating components, the laminar sealing ring performs well in high-speed applications and occupies small radial and axial space.

TFC can design the rings to be coiled to exact specification in any diameter between 5mm and 2300mm, in single, double or multi-turn form.

Due to the no-tooling method of manufacture used, even after initial prototypes have been produced, design modifications can be made without any additional costs to the customer.

‘At TFC we have the capability to solve most retention, sealing and pre-load problems, no matter how unusual the application, dimensions or materials,’ said Brian Goode, technical director at TFC.

TFC Europe Ltd is one of the leading suppliers of technical fastener components to industry, with an unrivalled reputation for delivering innovative products, supply solutions, and exemplary service, to help our customers achieve breakthroughs in product development and productivity.

From the very beginning TFC’s founders in Heathfield, UK were determined to help equipment designers by supplying technical fasteners enabling them to design a better product and to generate more profits for their companies. Half a century later this same approach means that TFC helps not only the designer but also the buyer, and the operations teams by providing a wide variety of fastener and related components via automated and sophisticated supply systems that enable lean manufacturing goals to be met and our customers to improve their profits.

In so doing TFC has become one of the leading fastener distribution businesses in Europe supplying over 3,000 customers, employing over 100 people, working out of a national and European network of logistic service centres as well as being able to support global customers in their manufacturing plants anywhere in the world.

Whether it is a simple threaded bolt or a complex bespoke product made to customer drawing speci¬ cations, our quality assured fasteners are guaranteed to provide the perfect solution to your fastening needs.

– Bolts & Socket Screws in various grades
– Smalley Wave Springs and Spirolox Retaining Rings
– Nuts, Washers, Rivets & Screws of all types
– Sheet Metal Fasteners – self-clinch & rivet bushes
– Circlips, Springs, Keys and Seals
– Threaded Inserts – for plastics, timber & metal
– Electronic Hardware – standoffs, handles, ferrules
– Construction Fixings – anchors, through bolts, resin
– Panel, Wire & Pipe Fasteners
– Machined and turned parts to specification

Supply Chain Services – Our supply chain expertise provides significant benefits to customers by reducing costs associated with the purchase, stockholding and handling of a wide range of low-cost fastening and ancillary items. With a flexible inventory managed system; DLF, Kanban or VMI to reduce the supplier base, minimise inventory, direct to the line quality approved products immediately at hand, customers are able to remove a whole variety of hidden administration and transaction costs.

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