Seal designs

The rod seal programme is very extensive regarding the number of seal types as well as material combinations.
Digit 5 in the matrix represents the most appropriate design and digit 0 the least appropriate. Select the most important decisive factors when choosing seal design and installation and mark possible solutions. Then study further factors, installation instructions and dimension tables.
The housing groove dimensions (or seal sizes) should be selected in order to make sure that seals of different material combinations can be chosen based on the varying service conditions for cylinders of the same design.
The seal design should be adapted to the manufacturing equipment and methods to be used when producing the cylinder details. See fig 1 and fig 2 for the difference between open and closed grooves.