Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed an advanced testing procedure and simulation methodology that, in combination with the company’s Ventoguard portfolio of elastomeric materials, offers performance improvements and better longevity in offshore wind energy component applications. The material simulation process helps to identify optimal materials and designs for wind applications by analyzing how materials behave and […]
As a manufacturer of engineered sealing applications around the world, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is constantly pursuing ways to provide its customers with enhanced product quality and better service. To that end, the company has opened a dedicated engineering service center in North America as part of its global radial shaft seal operations. The center, located […]
The seals used in plant engineering must have a very long service life. Once they are installed — to protect offshore wind turbine towers from salt corrosion, for example — customers (typically) require that they perform perfectly for more than 20 years. The service life of a seal is limited on the one hand by […]
Shock absorbers ensure that a car’s wheels stay on the road, making them a key safety element in any model. A new design concept from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies simplifies the installation of the seal between the housing and the piston rod inside the absorber. The wedge-shaped seal also reduces friction, leading to less wear. If […]
Freudenberg’s inline spring inspection machine, a packaging marvel no bigger than a standard microwave oven, scrutinizes 6-12 mm diameter garter springs at a rate of four per second for defects including kinks, gaps, irregular diameters and poorly joined ends. The machine segregates defective components out of a typical batch of 10,000 springs and then bags […]
With its return to MSOE next week, the Fluid Power Technology Conference will once again bring together design engineers, distributors, and end users with manufacturers and industry educators. Key to the fluid power industry is innovation and users will see several examples of this throughout the event during technical sessions and at exhibitor booths. Two…
In the steel industry, the hydraulic automatic gauge control (HAGC) cylinders used in mills pose a big challenge to sealing systems, which need to handle high extrusion resistance and maintain low friction at the same time. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies will exhibit its range of seal systems and materials for HAGC applications and more at the […]
With the goal of helping customers reduce the manufactured cost of hydraulic cylinders while optimizing performance and lifespan of their production equipment, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies has announced its new Freudenberg Perfect Cylinder program, a collaborative engineering and design approach with customers. Freudenberg-NOK, Plymouth, Mich., runs the business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. Large-scale […]
As of May 1, 2019, Matthew Chapman will take over as the new President of Sales and Marketing for the automotive business of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. The company is part of the Freudenberg Group and the global market leader in sealing technology and a supplier to the automotive industry. Chapman succeeds Rainer Joest, who is […]
Hydraulic accumulators provide improved energy efficiency by allowing manufacturers to install smaller hydraulic systems to actuate transmission gears. But their installation is complicated by the fact that the steel piston in the accumulator requires installation of an elaborate sealing package. In response, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new plastic piston that relies on single-part […]
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is highlighting its latest products and technologies specifically designed for oil and gas customers at the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) through tomorrow, May 3 in Houston. The company will also introduce customers to its new accumulator manufacturing and service facility in Houston during the show. During the event, customers and media […]
The larger a tractor’s footprint, the less it compacts the soil. To minimize compaction, global machinery manufacturer CLAAS has introduced a tractor with a track drive that integrates newly developed accumulator cylinders from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. They combine the functions of a hydraulic cylinder and a hydraulic accumulator in a single system. This makes installation […]
‘Green Future—Smart Technology’—that is the central theme of AGRITECHNICA 2017, which opens its doors Sunday in Hannover, Germany. The leading global trade fair for agricultural technology is focusing on forward-looking technologies and development trends that make sustained increases in agricultural productivity possible. That is the exactly the mission of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies. Its sealing specialists […]
Fluid-power engineers who design sealing systems always have to weigh the trade-off of minimizing leaks versus shorter operating life. In hydraulic applications, seals made from two polyurethane components could resolve the conflict between sealing tightness and strength. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, Weinheim, Germany, is now conducting research on rotating seals in which polyurethanes are bonded with new […]
Freudenberg Xpress, the company’s service for manufacturing replacement parts, prototypes and small production runs of seals, can produce large and small one-off components in as little as a day. Using a variety of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques, Freudenberg Xpress can provide industrial customers with fast, economical, tailor-made sealing solutions that do not compromise quality […]
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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is showcasing a variety of component solutions at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston this week. Longstanding industry priorities, including superior functionality, system serviceability, operational safety and cost, have driven Freudenberg to develop materials, components and a field-service program that address the existing and future needs of oil and gas companies. […]
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Freudenberg Sealing Technologies showcased a new generation of low-friction transmission seals designed to save fuel, lower emissions and extend the operating life of industrial powertrains at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo in Las Vegas. Freudenberg’s Levitas and Levitorq components are part of the company’s Low Emission Sealing Solutions (LESS) product portfolio. Seals are responsible […]
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To enable new opportunities for diaphragm accumulator applications in the industrial and automotive industries, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a new concept for the manufacturer of these parts. The company is presenting this concept along with its portfolio of hydraulic accumulator solutions at the 2017 International Fluid Power Expo (IFPE) in Las Vegas March 7-11. “Diaphragm […]
Mobile hydraulics, and those shiny clean cylinders that abound in them, could not function without good, quality hydraulic seals. That’s why I’ve already spent a fair amount of time chatting with some of the major sealing companies throughout the past two days of IFPE 2017. Here’s a brief round-up of some of the innovative sealing […]
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As a sealing product, O-rings have been a very cost-effective and simple choice since the 1940s. However, there does seem to be some mysticism about how these relatively simple shapes actually function. Robert W. Keller, PhD, Director of Technology Sales at Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies explains that in reality, the simple physics and the mathematics really give […]
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies announced today that Rainer Joest will become the new President of its global Automotive Sales and Marketing organization effective April 1, 2016. The company is based in Weinheim, Germany and is part of the Freudenberg Group. Joest succeeds Torsten Maschke, who will leave the company at the end of March to pursue…