Getting the Most Out of PTFE Diaphragms: Part 2 of 2

There are two grades of PTFE that can be used in the manufacture of diaphragms: conventional (homopolymer) and modified (copolymer). The lowest...
pneumatic pump fitted with a PTFE diaphragm

Getting the Most Out of PTFE Diaphragms

Figure 1: Cutaway view of a pneumatic pump fitted with a PTFE diaphragm. Invented nearly 160 years ago,...
Safeguard™ 5000

Maintaining Proper Lubrication Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

Individually specifying, ordering and installing all of the components needed for proper lubrication can be an overwhelming, perilous task. Choosing the wrong...
Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptor

Protect Shaft Seals in Hydraulic Systems

Operators looking to protect shaft seals in hydraulic systems now have another option in Zero-Max Overhung Load Adaptors, which provide an extra...
Vacuum Pump

Are You Choosing the Right Seal for Your Vacuum Pump?

Mechanical seals can fail for many reasons, and vacuum applications present particular challenges. For example, certain seal faces exposed to vacuum can...
Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships: Part 2 of 2

In last month’s installment, we outlined a few of the unforeseen consequences that stem from the decision to single-source reliability-critical components and...
Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

Strategic Mechanical Seal Partnerships

It would be inappropriate to criticize equitable owner-manufacturer partnerships; however, there is still a need to become more aware of the hidden,...
carbon-graphite materials

Goodbye to Tradition

Oil or grease lubricated bearings and plastic bearings can cause problems for users needing high temperature applications. However, there are alternatives. Metallized...
Bearing Housing Protector Seals

How to Cost-justify Bearing Housing Protector Seals – Part 4 of 4

In this final part of the four-part series, we will examine face-seal options for bearing protection and provide an example cost justification...
Bearing Housing Protector Seals

How to Cost-justify Bearing Housing Protector Seals – Part 3 of 4

In this third part of the four-part series, we will highlight ratings and standards for bearing housing protector seals as well as...