John Crane forms another alliance

John Crane forms another alliance

ISSN 1350-4789 July 1996 An International Newsletter Number 31 Sealing Technology News • • • • • I J o h n Crane forms another alliance Flexibo...

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ISSN 1350-4789

July 1996

An International Newsletter

Number

31

Sealing Technology News • • • • •

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J o h n Crane forms another alliance Flexibox s i g n s u p for K o r e a n v e n t u r e Y o k o h a m a R u b b e r to b u i l d s e a l a n t p l a n t A d v a n c e d P r o d u c t s a p p o i n t s n e w e n g i n e e r i n g VP G a s k e t m a k e r offers t r a i n i n g s e m i n a r s

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S e a l s delay l a u n c h of s p a c e s h u t t l e B r e a k t h r o u g h i n PTFE s e a l i n g m a t e r i a l s Edge-mounted seal range extended New task groups on gaskets formed G a s k e t m a t e r i a l for a l k a l i n e m e d i a

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L a b y r i n t h seal for p o p r e l e a s e B r o c h u r e d e s c r i b e s n e w API 6 8 2 s e a l s family P a c k i n g e l i m i n a t e s the n e e d for f l u s h l i n e s L a b y r i n t h seal for o i l - l u b r i c a t e d b e a r i n g h o u s i n g s

Features

8

• Field e n c o u n t e r s w i t h p r o b l e m s e a l s • Who invented the O-ring?

Patents

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• D e t e r m i n i n g t h e i n t e g r i t y of m e c h a n i c a l s e a l s (between s f f u c t u r e s ) • P r o t e c t o r for drive s h a f t lip seal • Rigid s h e e t PTFE m a t e r i a l • S e a l i n g a s s e m b l y w i t h u n d e r c u t groove

Webwatch

15

Events Calendar

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EI.SEVIER ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

J o h n Crane f o r m s a n o t h e r alliance TI G r o u p a n d U n i o n P u m p C o m p a n y h a v e a n n o u n c e d the f o r m a t i o n of a n a l l i a n c e to provide i n c r e a s e d c u s t o m e r v a l u e a n d service. As a r e s u l t of this e n h a n c e d s u p p l i e r r e l a t i o n s h i p , J o h n C r a n e seals have b e c o m e the U n i o n P u m p C o m p a n y ' s seal of choice a n d will be i n s t a l l e d in all its p u m p s , s u b j e c t to e n d - u s e r preference. The a l l i a n c e is i n t e n d e d to e n h a n c e c u s t o m e r v a l u e a n d service t h r o u g h i m p r o v e d seal selection, specification a n d delivery s y s t e m s a n d to provide s i g n i f i c a n t growth o p p o r t u n i t i e s in the key global h y d r o c a r b o n p r o c e s s i n g i n d u s t r y , a n a r e a of p a r t i c u l a r s t r e n g t h for U n i o n P u m p C o m p a n y . J o h n C r a n e will locate d e d i c a t e d e n g i n e e r i n g r e s o u r c e s at U n i o n P u m p C o m p a n y ' s h e a d q u a r t e r s i n Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, to e n s u r e the specification of the b e s t seal for each a p p l i c a t i o n a n d m a x i m i s e the effectiveness of the p u m p - s e a l c o m b i n a t i o n . No e q u i t y h a s b e e n e x c h a n g e d . This move follows J o h n C r a n e ' s f o r m a t i o n of a n a l l i a n c e with G o u l d s P u m p s earlier this year. Contact: John Crane International, 6400 Oakton St, M o r t o n G r o v e , IL 6 0 0 5 3 , USA. Tel: + 1 8 4 7 9 6 7 2 4 0 0 ; Fax: +1 8 4 7 9 6 7 3 9 1 5 .

Flexibox s i g n s up for Korean v e n t u r e Flexibox a n d Tae C h i n S m e t C o r p o r a t i o n of Korea, have signed the s i g n i n g of a n a g r e e m e n t to form a j o i n t v e n t u r e c o m p a n y called Flexibox Korea Limited. The n e c e s s a r y g o v e r n m e n t a p p r o v a l s are b e i n g s o u g h t a n d it is expected t h a t the c o m p a n y will b e g i n o p e r a t i o n i n A u g u s t 1996. T h e n e w c o m p a n y will b e b a s e d in Seoul, a n d will provide full s a l e s a n d service for Flexibox p r o d u c t s i n Korea. The f o r m a t i o n of Flexibox Korea b r i n g s to t h a t c o u n t r y the m e c h a n i c a l seal a n d M e t a s t r e a m power t r a n s m i s s i o n c o u p l i n g s expertise of Flexibox. The n e w j o i n t v e n t u r e will be r e s p o n s i b l e for f u r t h e r developing the sales of Flexibox p r o d u c t s in

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