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The MECO OFS Type-1 seal is frequently the best, fully-split seal for vacuum, low pressure, and abrasive applications. The design tolerates both runout and thermal growth at moderate speeds. The OFS Type-1 places a single, hardened, stainless steel rotary seal face, spring-loaded against a single, bearing-grade, synthetic stationary seal face. The seal does not require a barrier fluid. A wide selection of materials is available, allowing service in diverse process materials. In aftermarket applications, the fully-split seal can be custom-designed for existing process equipment or can be tailored to new, specific, OEM applications.

The OFS Type-1 split seal is designed for top-entry agitators, crystallizers, dryers, pan mixers, blenders, hoppers and similar rotating equipment used in the petrochemical, plastics, metals, minerals and other process industries. The seal is often used both to keep process materials inside the vessel and also to keep atmospheric oxygen from entering the vessel. The OFS Type-1 is used in the production of plastic resins and additives, paraxylene, solvent-based ink, VOC vapors and fumes, crystal sugar, industrial chemicals and industrial fermentation processes. Process improvements encompass product and atmosphere containment, product purity, batch time reduction and consistency between batches, extended mean-time-to-repair (MTR), and only two to four hours of installation time once the equipment is prepared. The fully-split assemblies meet chemical compatibility and materials of construction challenges.

The OFS Type-1 replaces stuffing boxes, lip seal housings, hard-face mechanical seals, elastomer-driven seals and unsplit seals. The split seal housing is fitted to your equipment, complete with a split, bearing-grade, synthetic stationary seal face.

The OFS Type-1 components are designed fully-split and install within your spatial constraints. They follow MECO’s exacting standards of seamless fit and finish. We have several polymeric materials to select from to match the needs of your application. MECO seals may be fabricated from a wide variety of suitable materials. This offers greater flexibility to meet the demands of your application. Additional seal features may be considered.

Meco Shaft Seals

Woodex Bearing Company has been the sole manufacturer and marketing agent for MECO custom-engineered shaft seals since 1984.Woodex is located on scenic Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine, under the same ownership since 1980.

Woodex Bearing Company has been the sole manufacturer and marketing agent for MECO custom-engineered shaft seals since 1984.Woodex is located on scenic Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine, under the same ownership since 1980.

MECO seals are used worldwide on slow-turning dry powder and bulk processing equipment, including mixers, blenders, conveyors, dryers, bucket elevators, grinders and agitators.MECO is the original high-runout seal for such equipment and remains the leader in the field.Industries served include chemical, food, pharmaceutical, mineral, plastics, primary metals and pulp & paper.

An extensive distributor network provides hands-on support with shaft measurement, installation and rebuilding of MECO seals.MECO engineers provide telephone consultation and trouble-shooting for sealing problems of all sorts; service engineers are available for on-site visits.

MECO seals are available factory-installed on better machinery, as retrofits through its distributor network or directly from Woodex Bearing Company.An application data webform is available on the MECO website to submit the data required for a free, specific quotation.

The Woodex brand of fully-split, shimless oil-impregnated maple plane bearings for screw conveyors, roll conveyors, etc.was first established in 1905 and is still manufactured today

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