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SKF Seal Products:

Seals and sealing technology are essential parts of the capabilities of SKF. Seals from SKF stand for excellence and leadership and symbolize consistent endeavor to achieve total quality in all processes and imply three main benefits for our customers: reliability, market lead and cost effectiveness.

Automotive seals

SKF automotive sealing products include conventional rubber shaft seals, PTFE seals, ROTOSTAT sealing modules, valve stem seals, driveline and wheel end systems; Molded In Place (MIP) seals for valve covers and other covers; seals for gas spring and shock absorbers. Innovative sealing modules for automotive transmissions are also part of the SKF product range. In addition to sealing products, SKF’s advanced rubber technology SKF Automotive Sealshas also been applied to the field of sensors. SKF is a leading supplier of ABS wheel bearing systems. These systems include tone rings with magnetized rubber coating, which can provide an accurate signal for rotational sensors. The use of these tone rings is expanding into engine and transmission applications.

Axial shaft seals

Axial shaft seals are simple sealing elements and specifically suitable as secondary seals in applications where otherwise the primary contacting or non-contacting seals would be subjected to excessive quantities of contaminants. Axial shaft seals are available from SKF as:

  • SKF Axial Shaft SealsV-ring seals are unique all-rubber seals for rotary shafts. They are made entirely of rubber material and comprise a body and a conical shaped sealing lip, which is joined to the body by means of a resilient “hinge”.
  • Metal-clad V-type sealing rings and axial clamp seals act as flingers and protect primary seals against coarse contaminants, dust and water spray, which considerably extends reliability and service life of sealing arrangements.
  • Mechanical seals are designed for use under severe service conditions at relatively low peripheral speeds. They offer reliable protection against solid and liquid contaminants as well as leak-proof retention of lubricants.
SKF Fork Seal in actionFork seals

SKF has launched a new series of seals to the aftermarket, for motorcycle forks. Our extensive experience in the area of shock absorber seals has lead to a new seal that will enhance the enjoyment of your ride. Seals for motorcycle suspensions differ according to the application: oil seals and wiper rings for the front fork, usually monotube seals for the rear suspension and special seals for the steering damper. 

SKF seal kits for motorcycle forks consist of an oil seal and a wiper seal developed to achieve superior sealing performance. The oil and wiper seals, which are made from a new self-lubricating compound, have been specially designed to provide the following benefits:

  • compatible with a wide range of original equipment and aftermarket oils
  • increase seal life and performance
  • enhance water and dirt protection capability and withstand UV light
  • maintain low and constant friction in operation
  • reduce wear and air suction.
SKF Hydraulic SealHydraulic seals

The main tasks of hydraulic seals are to retain hydraulic fluids, to exclude solid or liquid contaminations and to maintain the hydraulic pressure. These tasks require a variety of different seal designs and appropriate accessories. To match all individual application requirements the SKF range of hydraulic seals comprises:

  • Piston Seals - The basic demand on piston seals for hydraulic cylinders under the operating conditions, for which they have been chosen, is to maintain a high level of sealing performance during their service life.
  • Rod Seals - The rod seal is the seal in the hydraulic cylinder with the most demanding requirement specifications.
  • Wiper Seals - Contamination particles in the hydraulic system are the most common reasons for breakdowns and short service life of seals. A major part of the particles reaches the system through the rod. The wiper seal’s task is to prevent this.
  • Guide rings and guide strips - The purpose of guide rings and guide strips of plastic materials is to guide the piston in the cylinder bore and the rod in the cylinder head in a working hydraulic cylinder as well as to withstand arising side loads and prevent metallic contact between these axially mobile parts.
SKF Radial Shaft SealRadial shaft seals

Whenever a shaft rotates, it needs a bearing arrangement for smooth and effective operation. Wherever there is a bearing, you will always find a seal helping it to reach its maximum service life and reliability. The most common types of seals used in bearing arrangements, are radial shaft seals for use in general industrial applications with shaft diameters up to 200 mm or 8 inch respectively. The large diameter seals, for shaft diameters above 200 mm, provide special features and are intended for use in heavy and large-size engineering applications, which require either very large or specially designed seals.

Cassette seals and shaft sealing units
  • Cassette seals and sealing units are intended for the use in heavy-duty applications such as off-road vehicles, agricultural or similar construction machinery where environmental and operating conditions are harsh. These seals represent an increase in the complexity of sealing technology, compared with standard sealing design.
  • Large diameter radial shaft seals - Heavy and large-size engineering applications such as metallurgical works, rolling mills, mining and construction, pulp and paper, wind energy or forestry provide a challenging environment for radial shaft seals. Operating in a wide range of speeds, temperatures, and environmental conditions radial shaft seals are supposed to reliably retain lubricants while preventing any contamination from entering into the interior.
  • Other SKF radial shaft seal designs — SKF produces a large range of radial shaft seals in special designs. This is a selection from this range, applied in general industry worldwide. In case of demand for any of these designs, your SKF sales representative can give you more information about technical data and availability.
  • Small diameter radial shaft seals - SKF small diameter radial shaft seals constitute the most common seals and normally fit shaft diameters ranging from 3 to 200 mm or 0,125 to 8 inch respectively. These contact seals are available in a large variety of designs and types, made of different materials. They are intended for use in all industrial segments.
Static seals
  • Back-up Rings are intended to be used together with O-rings when the fitting clearance between the surfaces that the O-ring should seal is large enough to allow the O-ring to extrude at certain working pressures. In installations with normal and standardized dimensions and tolerances the O-ring normally must becompleted with back-up ring(s) if the working pressure exceeds 10 MPa (1 450 psi), depending on the temperature.
  • O-Rings are one of the most common sealing devices and are used in the largest variety of applications. The design is unique with its ingenious simplicity. The O-ring seals through its deformation between the surfaces against which it is supposed to seal.
SKF Speedi SleeveWear sleeves

The SKF wear sleeves have been developed to solve the problem of worn seal counter faces at shaft ends and offer the possibility to repair these shafts the easy way. They are simply pushed over the damaged surface enabling the shaft to be re-used within minutes and at a fraction of the cost of traditional reworking. Depending on size, SKF wear sleeves are available in two different designs.

  • Speedi-Sleeve: Very thin-walled wear sleeve, which allows the same size of seal to be used as the original one. The range of SKF Speedi-Sleeves comprises the standard Speedi-Sleeve for normal operating conditions and the Speedi-Sleeve Gold for harsh operating conditions. They are available for shaft diameters up to 200 mm or 8 inch respectively.
  • LDSLV: Wear sleeves for shaft diameters above 200 mm (8 inch) up to approximately 1 150 mm (45 inch) with 2,4 mm wall thickness. Two designs are available on demand; the LDSLV3 sleeve with a flange and the flangeless LDSLV4 sleeve.

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