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Auxiliary lips

SKF radial shaft seals can also be designed with an auxiliary lip for increased protection against contaminants (fig 1). These auxiliary lips are either contacting or non-contacting. Seal designs that incorporate contacting auxiliary lips are used in heavily contaminated environments, with the drawback, however, of creating increased friction and elevated underlip temperatures. The auxiliary lip of HMSA10 and CRWA1/CRWHA1 seals is non-contacting, which means that these designs normally can be used at the same speeds as the single-lip designs HMS5 and CRW1/CRWH1.
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