O-rings are basic simple circular seals, set in many cylindrical applications to prevent un-wanted things passing through joints and other breaks in construction.
O-rings are cheap, easy to install, versatile and handle intense pressures and materials. O-rings feature in many mechanical equipment.
An O-ring also known as a toric joint, is a mechanical gasket in the shape of a torus. O-rings are designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, creating a seal.
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What are O-rings Made of?
O-rings can be made from many types of materials dependent upon the application. Because some O-rings are exposed to noxious chemicals or tremendous heat, different materials are needed for different situations.
Lubricants are commonly used on O-rings and other elastomeric seals. Using grease or an oil at assembly, helps protect the O-ring from damage.
O-rings can be constructed of polyurethane, silicone, neoprene, nitrile, rubber or a number of other elastomeric. There are a number of standardized O-ring sizes, some O-rings are not always round. There are different shapes, including: squares, x-shapes, circles and a whole lot of other types of shapes and sizes.
Applications of an O-ring
O-rings offer many advantages to an assorted collection of opportunities.
As we said, O-rings are cheap and easy to install and can withstand a serious amount of wear and tear. When an O-ring fails, it is usually because of the combined adverse effects of several environmental factors.
The most common O-ring failures include: allowing far too much or too little compression, not enough for seal expansion. O-rings have a high versatility; they prevent leakage in a number of places.
For instance, hydraulic cylinders move very quickly and put massive amounts of pressure on their seals. O-rings also prevent laptops and a computer mouse. O-rings are dominant in this automotive field.
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