If you want to produce a flat surface, read about lapping—a finishing operation. An abrasive slurry within a glycol solution is applied to a lapping machine’s cast-iron lap. Likewise, a backing plate could do with a coated abrasive product. An abrasive’s fresh supply is ensured through a continuous feed system. The workpiece is rotated during the lapping process and is loaded to offer uniform pressure. This ensures uniform lapping. While abrasives are typically brittle, hard materials, they can be softer […]
The design and composition of mating faces in all mechanical seals are usually taken for granted but are crucial with respect to the prime objective—to prevent leakage reliably. To accomplish this, different materials are used—including silicon carbide, tungsten carbide, aluminum oxide, hard coatings and metals, mechanical carbon graphite with antimony, or resin impregnation. The first three ceramics are referred to as hard-face materials, among which silicon carbide is used most frequently. If one intends to eliminate every chance of a […]
Machine liquid serves several important lubrication functions, for example, offering surface protection to prevent corrosion in the machined part, removing chip to prevent interference, and cooling to preserve tool life. However, machine liquid isn’t immune to contamination and degradation, two things that may affect the equipment operation and fluid performance significantly. To help optimize machine liquid maintenance, here are 3 tips to keep in mind. 1. Use proper filtration It’s important to use proper filtration in the machining environment of […]
Numerous industries consider fire safety as one of their most critical concerns, and the textile/fabric industry is no exception. There’s no denying that flame-retardant fabrics have been used for years and in a plethora of different ways. The uses of flame-retardant fabrics are endless, and individuals are presented with a number of options to choose from. Let’s look at how one can choose the perfect flame-retardant fabrics for their individual application. Predefine your workplace’s climate Don’t ignore your workspace’s climate […]
Mechanical seals are exposed to various operating conditions and can cause catastrophic problems with the seal.
Mechanical seals are the most valuable suits in the machinery; If choosing properly, they can function for decades without any issues
Mechanical seals are intended to prevent fluids, such as water or oil, used by machine from leaking to the external environment.
Knowing what’s causing your seal failures and being able to avoid them can extend the life and lower the overall cost of ownership.
The best way to find a compression league is by taking a walk around your plant and listening for them