U-seals, or U-cups, are used in rod or piston applications (symmetrical U-seals can be used in either application). Loaded U-seals or U-cups, sometimes called Polypaks, are loaded with an O-Ring, or sometimes a quad ring, between the two lips to increase the sealing force at low pressures.
These type of parts are relatively soft, non-metallic rings, placed in a groove or fixed in a combination of rings, forming a seal assembly. This assembly is used to block or separate fluid in reciprocating motion applications. Hydraulic seals use is critical in providing a way for fluid power to be converted to linear motion.
Hydraulic seals can be made from a variety of materials such as polyurethane, rubber or PTFE (Teflon). The type of material is determined by the specific operating conditions or limits due to fluid type, pressure, fluid chemical compatibility or temperature.
A static seal is located in a groove and sees no movement, only sealing within its confined space
Loaded U-seals come in the following common styles:
- RTUB standard loaded rod seals
- Standard Loaded U-seals
- Deep Loaded U-seals
- B-Type Loaded U-seals
U-seals are available in standard and metric sizes.
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