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Industrial gaskets: let's take a closer look at the o-rings

Washers, a company based in Modena wants to clarify the function, design and use in the various industrial sectors of distribution of these black rubber rings

Whether we are talking about the mechanical, hydraulic, automotive or chemical industry, the so-called O-R are among the most used seals. These are elastomer rings (commonly known as rubber), designed to be inserted into specific housings in the gears of a complex machinery, or to be compressed acting as a seal between two parts assembled together.

One of the advantages of this type of gasket is certainly the very low cost, in addition to the wide range of sizes available and therefore of possible uses. Washers, a company specialized in the design and production of gaskets and small metal parts in general for over 30 years, has O-rings in different materials such as: NBR, rubber, FKM and Viton, depending on the needs.

NBR rings are mainly used for the construction of machinery in general, for hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and devices. FKM, on the other hand, is a more suitable material for operating equipment with the use of hot water and steam.

In addition, the company packs series of rings in practical boxes divided by size, containing standard measures based on consumption statistics for general uses. The packages can be customized with the desired measurements.

For more information on the o-rings produced and packaged by Washers, consult the company's website:


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