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Types of O Rings

Types of O Rings

There are various types of spliced o rings available on the market. These include vulcanized o-rings, Hollow cross-section o-rings, and Thermobonded o-rings. Here is a brief explanation of the three types. The following table provides the pros and cons of each type. Using the appropriate o-ring for your application will be easy, but it is important to keep in mind some important factors before choosing an o-ring.

vulcanized o-rings

The first step in vulcanizing an o-ring is to choose the right material. Each type of elastomer has different properties and reacts differently to different environments. Failure to select the right material can cause equipment failure. APG produces several types of vulcanized o-rings. One of these materials is Aflas(r), which has a wide range of resistive properties.

Vulcanized o-rings are generally available in a wide range of sizes and cross sections. Sizes typically range from 0.03 in. I.D. (internal diameter) to 6 inches, and the diameter of the ring is 0.062” to 5”. They can also be made in custom sizes and materials. To determine the correct size, consider the cross section of the o-ring and the desired dimensional tolerance.

Hollow cross-section o-rings

These spliced o-ring products are made from a variety of materials and cross-sections. They are also made using a state-of-the-art hot vulcanization process. The hollow cross-sections can be used in nonstandard grooves and offer superior compression set resistance. These spliced o-rings can be manufactured with an extremely short lead time and are an excellent replacement for foam or sponge gaskets.

Spliced O-rings are a good choice for many applications and can help improve your production process. These parts are often more durable than standard static O-rings and are made of high-quality materials. In addition, they can accommodate changes in design. Moreover, they can also reduce your capital expenditure and increase your productivity. However, when using these products, make sure you check for their reliability.

Thermobonded o-rings

Thermobonded o-ring materials are stronger and more flexible than their conventional counterparts. The process is similar to that of vulcanization, but it does not involve pressure or heat. The mating ends of the cord material are placed in a jig and a non-conductive adhesive is applied to both ends. The o-rings are then joined in a mold at high temperature for a specified time to form a molecular bond. This process is particularly effective for large, outer diameter o-rings that are vulnerable to damage. It is also less expensive to produce than its vulcanized counterparts, as there is no need to use a mold.

Thermobonded o-ring materials are a great choice for a variety of applications. They are available in various materials, including rubber and silicone. These materials are manufactured to meet the exact specifications and requirements of each application. They can be manufactured in a variety of sizes and tensile strength ratings. These O-rings are made in the US and meet or exceed OE standards.

Standard o-rings

If you’re looking for a fast way to manufacture O-rings, you should consider splicing the ends. This process allows you to quickly produce high-quality O-rings that meet standard and custom requirements. It also minimizes manufacturing time and costs that are associated with custom-made O-rings. This process ensures that your parts will be ready for the job in no time.

Depending on your needs, you can choose between metric and inch sizes. These sizes are specified by the inside diameter, cross section diameter, and thickness of the o-ring. In the US, inch-sized O-rings are commonly used. ISO 3601-1:2012 specifies the most common sizes throughout the world. BS sizes, on the other hand, are British Standard sizes that range from BS001 to BS932.

Applications for spliced o rings

Spliced O-rings are made using a vulcanizing process that involves a combination of heat and pressure. Mating ends of cord material are placed into a special splicing jig. The finished O-ring is then cleaned to remove any excess rubber. Because spliced O-rings are made quickly and cheaply, they are a popular choice for many applications.

In the vulcanization process, an uncured compound is mixed with adhesive and time to form a strong bond. Afterward, mating ends are placed in a special splicing jig. The jig is heated to harden the adhesive, which fuses the two pieces of material together. Once the bond is formed, the o-ring is cleaned to remove any excess rubber and ready for use.


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