Jackweld design, build and commission specialist machinery for a range of clients. FPE Seals were approached to help them with a sealing solution, while they were developing a new orbital friction welding method for the EU project: WRIST.
After a third party recommended us, Jackweld got in touch to discuss their unique requirements.
Jackweld are working on developing innovative welding methods for joining rail tracks. The new innovations aim to deliver increased reliability, a longer lifetime of the rails and welds, combined with a reduction of the maintenance cost.
The high energy application that Jackweld had designed, required a seal for an internal diameter that was rotating at speed and spinning off-centre. The problem Jackweld faced with the machinery design, was finding a seal that would work effectively on a moving object that was constantly compressing and relaxing.
Unique seal challenges presented;
A) An orbiting Seal (a secondary seal which is constantly compressing and relaxing with each cycle). No such remotely similar seal existing before, or even one which could be adapted.