Case Studies

Tree Stump Grinding

Custom Carbide Components

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment

Our customer had developed a stump grinder attachment for their product offering and had been using standard stump grinding components widely used through the industry by many manufacturers.

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HNBR Hydraulic Spool Seal

HNBR Hydraulic Spool Seal

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power

Our customer was using a urethane spool seal for a hydraulic control valve. A new design to the valve resulted in increased temperatures exceeding the capability of the urethane being used. Frictional forces needed to be kept as low as possible to prevent high shifting forces.

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Construction Excavator

Double Lip Shaft Seal

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Our customer was using two seals installed back to back and was having issues with leaks. It was found that the seals were occasionally installed such that the seals were not back to back - allowing for leakage. A double lip design was developed to fit in the same groove and provide fail safe... Read More...

Glass Manufacturing

Glass Coating Application FKM O-Ring

Industry:

A glass manufacturing facility was having trouble meeting production and quality requirements. The glass was produced with streaks and smears. The issues were not noticed until the glass was installed all over the United States, which caused millions of dollars in repairs.

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Parker Seals' Zero Leak Hydraulic Rod Seal

Zero-Leak Hydraulic Rod Seal Package

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Hydraulic cylinder manufacturers are constantly being challenged to provide product with dry running rods. Between government regulations and customer satisfaction, a solution was needed to improve the hydraulic rod sealing package.

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Resilon Polyurethane Material - Hydraulics

Resilon Polyurethane High Performance Material for Hydraulic Sealing

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Parker's proprietary Resilon polyurethane delivers unequaled resilience, strength, and thermal stability. This translates into superior performance from Parker hydraulic seals.

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Resilon D-Ring Seal from Parker Seals

Resilon D-Ring Hydraulic Seal

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Assembly is easy! The unique "D"-ring shape provides sealing in critical areas while reducing the chance of the seal being cut in installation. This hydraulic seal assures proper installation versus the traditional multi-component seals.

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Parker Press-in-Place Seals

Parker Press-in-Place Seal

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Inherently self-retaining, Parker Diamond Seal molded seals are designed to be used in molded or machined grooves for face sealing applications. A smaller footprint and narrow cross section result in high seal pressures, low closure forces, and narrow groove width requirements. The unique design... Read More...

Low Temperature Polyurethane - Equipment in Snow

Cost Effective/Low Temperature Polyurethane

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Parker P5065 polyurethane meets the performance demands of the agricultural equipment industry. Parker's P5065A88 low temperature polyurethane is formulated specifically for the agricultural industry. After carefully listening to the needs of leading agricultural cylinder manufacturers, Parker... Read More...

Metal Substrate with Molded Rubber Seal

Molded Rubber Seal Onto Metal Substrate

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

R. E. Purvis & Associates, Inc. and Parker Seal provide rubber bonded to metal solutions. This is a superior solution in many instances where a current rubber metal combination arrangement will not work. The flexibility of this option makes it a valuable asset when considering what design to... Read More...

Pneumatic Seal Applications

Pneumatic Seal Application

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Carboxylated Nitrile (XNBR) is one of the many types of nitrile on the market today. It exhibits lower high temperature limits and warmer low temperature limits than standard nitrile materials. Reacting a nitrile base polymer with a carboxylic acid dramatically improves the wear resistance of... Read More...

O-Ring Application

O-Ring Identification

Industry: Life Sciences, Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles, Semiconductor

A major manufacturer had a problem with an improper o-ring being installed during assembly. This was causing oil leakage in the field, resulting in warranty claims and unhappy customers.

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ParkerSlick O-Ring Coating on Diesel Engine

ParkerSlick O-Ring Coating on Diesel Engine

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Parker's innovative external coating, ParkerSlick, was designed to provide excellent adhesion and friction properties beyond that of standard PTFE coatings. It not only serves as an identification aid, but also reduces drag friction during installation and dynamic applications. Its uses are... Read More...

O-Ring Packaging and Storage

O-Ring Packaging and Storage

Industry: Life Sciences, Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles, Semiconductor

A prominent fitting manufacturer was experiencing high warranty claims due to reported leaks once the product was in use in the field.

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Isolation Mounts on Engine

Isolation System & Isolation Mounts

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

In vehicle and engine design, control of noise and vibration is a major issue concerning the migration of undesirable engine noises into the passenger compartment.

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Parker Radial Shaft Seals used for Wind Energy

Rotary Seals for Wind Energy

Industry: Fluid Power

Parker Engineered Materials Group provides many options for radial shaft sealing, supporting the wind energy market. The unique ability to provide numerous material options, designs, and expansive size selection allows us to offer a complete and wide range of packages using Parker seals.

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Low Closure Force Engineered Seals on Input

Low Closure Force Engineered Seals

Industry: Life Sciences, Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles, Semiconductor

A major life sciences manufacturer was experiencing leakage around a plastic cover face seal. This caused the equipment in the enclosure to be exposed to moisture and dirt. This resulted in field failures and increased warranty claims.

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Engineered Seal Blood Pressure Monitor

USP Class VI Certified Materials Engineered Seal

Industry: Life Sciences

Parker EPS Division delivers value for life science customers with over forty years of experience in engineering, material science, and manufacturing custom shapes, seals, and components.

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Dialysis Machine Igus iglide bushing

Igus iglide Bushing in Dialysis Machine

Industry: Life Sciences

A major medical equipment manufacturer was looking for a cost effective, long life solution for a pivoting joint in a hose pump application on a dialysis machine.

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Parker Seals used for Autoclave Chamber Doors

Chamber Door Seals

Industry: Life Sciences

Parker's TechSeal Division offers engineered solutions for a variety of chamber door seal applications including sterilizers, environmental test chambers, autoclaves, hyperbaric chambers, and cryogenic vessels.

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Rotor Clip Flat Wire Wave Springs Retaining Rings

Advantage of Rotor Clip Flat Wire Wave Springs

Industry: Life Sciences, Off-Highway Equipment, Fluid Power, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles, Semiconductor

R. E. Purvis & Associates, Inc., in conjunction with Rotor Clip, offers a line of wave springs. A wave spring is made from coiled flat wire with waves added to give it a spring effect. Wave springs are superior to coil springs in certain applications because they provide lower work heights... Read More...

Plastic Bushings for Combine Harvester in Field

Plastic Bushings for Combine Harvester

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

A manufacturer of a combine harvester was looking for a way to improve the life of their bushings on their combine headers. Looking to alternatives to their current product, which is oil-impregnated bronze or rubber-encased bushings.

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Igus Iglide J Plastic Bushings on Potato Planter Machine in Field

Igus Iglide J Plastic Bushings Replace Bronze Bearings on Potato Planter

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

A major manufacturer of agricultural machinery replaced bronze bearings with iglide J plastic bushings from Igus to eliminate corrosion and increase life span on its potato planter.

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Igus Iglide G300 Plastic Bushings for Construction Vehicle

Igus Iglide G300 Plastic Bushings for Construction Vehicles

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

Mini excavators move with the aid of a rubber track. In order to distribute its weight evenly across the vehicle's base, track rollers support and guide the rubber tracks. The harsh working environment means these track rollers are vulnerable to damage from debris and foreign matter.

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Plastic Bushings on Bike Shocks

Bike Shocks Use Plastic Bushings

Industry: Off-Highway Equipment, Lawn and Garden, Off-Road Recreation Vehicles

When a manufacturer of mountain bike shocks and springs needed a bushing design for a coil shock, they needed a product that would handle all the rigors and pounding that their mountain bike enthusiasts could dish out.

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NSF 61 Chloramine Resistant Seal

NSF 61 Chloramine Resistant Seal

Industry: Life Sciences

The change from free chlorine to chloramine as a primary means of disinfecting potable water is causing NSF-certified seal materials to degrade, spawning performance issues and warranty claims for water-handling equipment manufacturers.

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Corrosion Resistant Bearing Protection Seal - Gauge

Corrosion Resistant Bearing Protection Seals

Industry: Life Sciences, Fluid Power

R. E. Purvis & Associates, Inc., in conjunction with Parker Engineered Materials Group, offers a line of bearing protection seals called Pro Tech. Pro Tech is well-suited for caustic environments and offers superior bearing protection.

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Sanitary Gaskets from Parker Seals

Sanitary Gaskets

Industry: Life Sciences, Fluid Power

R. E. Purvis & Associates, Inc. and Parker ISS Division offer innovative sanitary gaskets and seals for use in clamping sanitary pipelines together in order to keep business running smoothly and effectively.

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