Engineered Seals Division
Being a solutions provider means helping our customers achieve higher levels of success by engineering the best systems for their requirements. It means looking at the customer applications from many angles to find new ways to create value.
The Engineered Seals Division has recently installed a new INSTRON tensile and compression testing machine. The addition of this equipment will allow the division to perform more advanced research and development testing on elastomeric materials.
The new capabilities include FEA characterization of materials, compression deflection and load testing, elevated and lowered temperature tensile and compression testing (600°F to -100°F), coefficient of friction testing and many other custom tests.
Parker’s Innovative Seal Marking Methods Reduce Equipment Downtime and Maintenance Costs
Parker has developed two seal marking methods: permanent and non-permanent. These identification methods ensure product authenticity and reduce seal installation errors by providing visual indicators for the assembly process.
Non-permanent marking is applied via ink stamp to the surface of the seal. Logos, unique part number, barcodes, or other seal information can be printed according to customer’s requirements. Non-permanent printing, ensures Parker’s part origin, enables part level traceability, and provides an easily visible cue to operators. This value added feature helps reduce installation errors in addition to protecting customers against counterfeit seals.