Gaskets and washers

Rubber Moldings

Gaskets and washers Gaskets and washers are available in numerous shapes and sizes, along with our gasket partners, the latest CAD design and cutting equipment we are able to accommodate almost all scenarios whether that be a gasket for a vintage car to a pre-production prototype a one off or a very large quantity. The main […]

Circlip Failure causes recall for Kawasaki

  Kawasaki has recalled a number of 2012 models over what could only be considered a minor defect. The problem is with the circlips that secure the passenger footrest pivot pins. On some bikes this circlip may be brittle due to a manufacturing defect, and this may cause the circlip to fail and allow the […]

Lubricate O Rings

O Rings

Lubricate O-Rings Photo by Kevin Falvey Lubricate O Rings. The O-rings that seal deck hatches and deckplates like this “pie eye” shown need to be checked and replaced as they age and wear if they are to keep water out of our stowed gear, fuel and potable water supplies and bilge. But for the short […]

Hose Clips and o Clips

Hose Clips and O Clips

Hose Clips and O Clips  Hose Clips and O Clips are available in a range of heavily zinc plated and stainless steel. Our zinc plated hose clips are manufactured to BS5315 and have N.A.T.O approval. All of our hose clips have rounded edges to give the best possible protection to the hose. Stainless steel hose clips are […]

Wiper Seal

A wiper seal is an axial seal that creates a seal while allowing a reciprocating shaft to pass through the seal’s inner bore. Wiper seals are often used for fluid containment and to prevent dirt from entering a reciprocating shaft mechanism. Wiper seals are typically used on hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders as well as telescopic suspension forks for motorcycles […]

Grease Fittings

Grease Nipples

Since the 1920’s, the ever-growing use of sealed bearings throughout  manufacturing industries has made the use of grease fittings less common. Sealed bearings are lubricated for life at the factory, and are sealed in such a way that the lubricant is not lost or dirtied. However, grease fittings are far from obsolete, and much new […]

Grease Nipple Design

Grease Nipples

Grease Nipple Design. Grease fittings are permanently installed by a threaded connection, leaving a nipple connection that a grease gun attaches to. The pressure supplied by the grease gun forces a small captive bearing ball in the fitting to move back against the force of its retaining spring. The arrangement is thus essentially a valve that opens […]

O Ring Failure Analysis

O Rings

O Ring Failure Analysis When o-rings fail, there are clear traces that allow conclusions about the damage-causing mechanisms. Even the fact that there are no traces can be seen as a valuable hint to the future proceeding.The damaged seal itself is examined thoroughly to find the damage-causing mechanisms. Therefore, first of all its dimensions are […]

Seal Identification

Seal Identification, not sure what seals you need or what size you require to fix that leaking ram. Help is at hand in the seal identification service offered by Fairway Seals in Market Harborough. Our in house technical team of experts with over thirty years experience are on hand to make your life much easier. […]

Polymer Shelf Life

O Rings

Polymer Shelf Life *HNBR, Epichlorohydrin(ECO), Polyacrylate (ACM), Ethylene Acrylic (AEM) can be grouped similar to NBR due to similarities in polymer types. ARP5316: Recommended Storage Conditions         Temperature – below 100’F (38’C)         Humidity – less than 75% (AU/EU less than 65%) if not stored in sealed moisture proof bags         Light – protected from light sources especially […]

Seal Selection

Seal Selection Dynamic seals are influenced by several factors in their service life. The effect of these factors should be considered when selecting a seal.  Maximum operating speed – The speed or velocity of the media in the system can affect the performance and service life of the seal. The seal sits on a film of […]