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Material selection – FKM

23 February 2021

FKM, also known generically as FPM, are a family of elastomers that can be defined as “fluorinated compounds“. Thanks to the presence of fluorine in the formulation, they are considered high-quality compounds, with generally excellent resistance to high temperatures and the attack of chemical substances. Characteristics and fields of use…

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O-Rings’ Surface Finishing

23 February 2021

The quality of the finish of O-Rings’ and grooves’ surfaces is a priority feature for the final sealing result and lifetime of the O-ring itself. Therefore, the surface finishing of the O-rings is something to be taken in serious consideration for specific applications. Usually, for common purposes, the surface roughness…

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What is an O-Ring?

7 December 2020

Technical definition and fundamental characteristics of the O-Ring. The O-Ring is a toroidal shaped ring. The term O-Ring can be broken down into “O” indicating the shape of the cross-section (in this case O, i.e. round) and “ring” indicating the ring. Thanks to its simple shape and a wide choice…

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Designation of an O-Ring, some technical concepts.

7 December 2020

The O-Ring is designated by specifying the internal diameter (d1) and the diameter of the cross-section/cord (d2). Let’s try to better understand together how we in ORINGONE take care of your requests starting from the Designation and technical measurements for the production of your Personalized O-Ring. What does Designating an…

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Static applications O-Ring

Which materials can an O-Ring be made from? The elastomer families

7 December 2020

O-Rings can be found everywhere, from small household appliances and systems to the most complex technological mechanics. It is a simple article in its shape and possibilities of use, which is why it remains the best seal for many applications. So what is the difference between an O-Ring used to…

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Elastomer O-Ring

Traction, compression and stretching: essential parameters of elastomers.

7 December 2020

If it is true that we can consider as “elastic” a material that, after having been subjected to a considerable deformation under tensile, compression or stretching stress, quickly returns to its initial shape as soon as the set force is removed, we can consider these three stress parameters to be…

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Dynamic applications are defined as those where the seals act as dividers on the surfaces of two elements that move one against the other. We position dividing the dynamic applications of an O-Ring into alternating and rotating linear applications.

How do you measure the diameter of a large O-Ring?

7 December 2020

ORINGONE has always offered the possibility to produce and purchase O-Rings with non-standard Diameter and Dimensions online. Our company is characterised by the technology and expertise in the management of each customer’s individual requests, offering the possibility to order even a single O-Ring with dimensional characteristics outside the normal range,…

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Rubber O-Rings: “elastomers” would be a more appropriate definition

7 December 2020

Definition and useful information Have you ever wondered what material O-Rings are made of? Of course, the answers can be as different as the materials that give life to this important industrial component present in many products. Here are some of the terms frequently mentioned in case you want to…

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When is an O-Ring used? Static applications

7 December 2020

In the immense and varied panorama of possible uses of an O-Ring, it is advisable to make a first macro distinction between the two types of basic applications (but fundamental as far as the design and sizing of the cavity and ring itself is concerned): static and dynamic applications. Let’s…

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Static applications O-Ring

When is an O-Ring used? Dynamic applications

7 December 2020

Although the O-Ring is not very suitable for dynamic applications (it is rather suitable for static applications), there are areas where it is used for seals on moving devices. Dynamic applications are defined as those where the seals act as dividers on the surfaces of two elements that move…

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Dynamic applications are defined as those where the seals act as dividers on the surfaces of two elements that move one against the other. We position dividing the dynamic applications of an O-Ring into alternating and rotating linear applications.