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Focused seal range meets aerospace drive for increased efficiency and performance – Farnborough International Airshoe 2008, Hall 2 Stand C6

Written by JOC, posted in Client News on July 14, 2008

A high performance line-up of seals aimed specifically at the aerospace sector is being showcased by Garlock Sealing Technologies at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.   Comprising metallic, elastomer and inflatable seals, the range has been proven in applications as extreme as cryogenic space and nuclear.

HELICOFLEX® , O-Flex™, C-Flex™ and E-Flex™ metallic seals are the result of over 50 years close collaboration with customers in aerospace. Technological progress in the sector has driven the demand to produce seals that work efficiently at extreme temperatures and pressures.

Based on application requirements each metallic seal type offers specific benefits – E-Flex™ for example is designed for low sealing loads and high spring back for high temperature/high pressure applications such as fuel nozzles, compressor discharge and rocket engines. 

Garlock Elastomer seals comprise of homologated compounds including FKM and Fluoro-silicon moulded onto anodized aluminium plate.  These seals are generally custom designed to meet specific customer needs from applications including oil and fuel distribution on engines, tube hose and oil pressure sensors.

CEFIL’AIR® is an inflatable seal used not only for sealing but also for positioning and holding components that require controlled disassembly.  In the aircraft sector CEFIL’AIR® is being used to seal closures with complex profiles and also on fixtures used in the manufacturing process of Airbus wings.

A truly global business, Garlock Sealing Technologies has 10 manufacturing facilities around the world which, together with its distribution network, utilises over 1.3 million sq ft of space.