Views: 28 Author: Brian Wu Publish Time: 2020-12-12 Origin: Jiangmen Great Fluid Seals Co., Ltd
Hydraulic Piston Seals seals ensure fluid or other media does not by-pass the piston as the system pressure pushes the piston down the cylinder during a pressure cycle.
Piston seals are dynamic seals, typically single-acting (pressure acting on one side only) and double-acting (pressure acting on both sides) seals. The choice of piston seal is determined by the way in which the cylinder operates.
Rod seals are considered the most critical element of a cylinder sealing system. They prevent the leakage of fluid from within a hydraulic cylinder to the outside as the rod cycles back and forth (dynamic pressure sealing). Rod seals work together with wiper seals to protect a hydraulic system against external contaminants such as dirt and outside weather conditions.
Rod seals are static seals installed in the glands or housings. They maintain a seal with the piston rod in dynamic motion.
Wiper seals are also known as Scraper seals. They tend to be used in conjunction with other sealing elements. Wiper seals create a tight fit whilst still allowing a reciprocating ram rod to pass through the inner bore of the seal. Despite it’s important function, the wiper seal is possibly the most undervalued seal type in the hydraulic cylinder.
Wear rings are used to help keep the piston centered, which allows for even wear and pressure distribution on the seals. These seals are used in both piston and rod applications. Popular wear ring materials include glass filled Nylon, bronze filled PTFE and glass filled PTFE. Wear rings are available in butt cut, angle cut and step cut styles.