Articles about Sealing technology

Seals are used for joining parts or systems together and preventing leakage, as well as for preventing dust from entering a system. Learn about the different types of seals and how to select the proper product for your application.

Engineering Basics: Guide to O-Rings

O-rings are one of the most used seals because they offer an efficient and economical seal for a broad selection of static or dynamic applications. We will talk you through the different kinds of O-rings and their materials in this guide.

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How to choose the correct oil seal for the food industry?

In the food industry you must consider different regulations regarding food safety and the materials of your products including oil seals. We would like to tell you which regulations are applicable and what we can do for you.

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Outstanding O-rings; the importance of USP Class VI

O-rings with the USP Class VI certification are an essential part of several industries dealing with public health. Our expert Marieke Beijers will tell you all you need to know about USP Class VI.

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Types of oil seals

There are different types of oil seals that fit a different application and surroundings and are made out of different materials. The right material and type of oil seal is determined by the application and the medium that will be used with the oil seal.

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How do I install an oil seal correctly?

We have compiled these useful tips to make installation easy for you. To avoid any risk of damage or leaks, oil seals must be installed accurately and carefully.

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Prevent damage to your O-ring from improper use

O-rings are available in many shapes and sizes. Leakage may occur when using the wrong o-ring. Learn how to prevent the damage of o-rings due to improper use.

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Which O-ring is the right one for the food industry?

If you work with foods, you want to be sure that the materials you use in your process are safe. Not every type of O-ring can be used for applications where there is contact with food.

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100% reliable delivery for all your rubber and plastic parts

To prevent your seal from leaking and to make sure you choose the right seal for your application, it is recommended to have it checked in advance. Learn how to perform this check to make sure the seal will not cause the failure of your system.

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Mechanical seals: To replace or to overhaul?

A mechanical seal is an important part of the sealing of pumps and mixers to prevent the medium from entering the atmosphere. Even when used correctly, your mechanical seal will wear out over time and begin to leak. Learn when it's time to replace a seal.

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Making working with O-rings easier

Working with O-rings requires precision. There are numerous different materials and sizes available and not every O-ring is suitable for each application. It is therefore essential that you know which kind of rubber to use for your application and which dimensions are required.

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How to select the right oil seal

One of the most used seals in technology is the oil seal. This is generally implemented as a zero pressure seal of lubricating oil and grease on a rotating shaft.

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The suitable seal for rotary shafts

Machines contain moving parts. Where these parts move side by side, seals must prevent media from entering and leaving.. This also applies to rotating shafts and rods. Rotating shafts and rods are for example the propeller shaft of a ship, a mixer for dough and other baking products or gears.

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Frequent Product Questions

In this section, we address the most frequent questions about our products, to help you find answers and solutions to your challenges easier. Please read the Product FAQs and if you cannot find the answer you were looking for, contact our Product specialists.

Dear visitor,

How is ERIKS handling the recent developments regarding COVID-19?
The new coronavirus is currently expanding. ERIKS has taken all necessary precautions to protect its employees. The shipment of products ordered on our webshop proceeds as usual.

Which measures did ERIKS take?

  • ERIKS employees practise the current hygiene instructions as set by the RIVM (including social distancing of 1.5m);
  • All employees essentially work from home, excepting our Logistics department;
  • Picking up your orders from ERIKS locations is no longer possible.

Impact on delivery
Currently the spread of COVID-19 is not affecting the delivery performance of ERIKS. Orders are both handled and shipped normally*. We keep in close contact with suppliers who have production sites in areas struck by COVID-19. When necessary, we will seek alternatives to guarantee our deliveries as well as possible. Generally speaking, our stock is sufficient. However, because the situation in the affected areas can change at any moment the status regarding our delivery remains a snapshot of the current situation.

** Exceptions to this are facemasks, overalls, disinfectants and related hygiene products. Unfortunately, due to a worldwide shortage these products are currently unavailable.

The ERIKS Webshop-team