Soft-face Mechanical Shaft Seals
Soft-face mechanical shaft seals utilize relatively soft, malleable face materials for components that rotate with the shaft. They are typically in full contact against a fixed opposing seal face orientated perpendicular to the shaft. This differs from how traditional, hard-face, mechanical seals operate where fluid film or boundary lubrication is needed, as is commonly found on centrifugal or lobe pumps, where Soft-face mechanical shaft seals are not used.
A few of the benefits of the soft-face mechanical shaft seals are dry-running service, they inherently tolerate shaft runout and mis-centered shafting, offer improved performance when subjected to vacuum service and are used in all process containment conditions: Vapors, liquids, solids, powders or mixed solutions over various phases or transitional phases from hot to cold or pressure to vacuum.
FTL's range of soft-face mechanical shaft seals are named MECO Seals, designed and manufactured by Woodex Bearing Co Inc.
AH Type 2 MECO Seal
The MECO EP Type-2 model is the best choice for many sealing applications with low to medium-high shaft speeds, on small to large shaft diameters.
EA Type-1 MECO Seal
The MECO EA Type-1 fully-split seal model is a great selection when sealing wet slurries.
EA Type 2 MECO Seal
The MECO EA Type-2 model is the best choice in many sealing applications for low to moderate shaft speeds on small to very large shaft diameters. The EA Type-2 uses
EP Type 1 MECO Seal
The MECO EP Type-1 seal model is the best choice in wet sealing technology on moderate to very large shaft diameters entering the vessel from any direction. The fully-split configuration
EP Type 2 MECO Seal
The MECO EP Type-2 model is the best choice for many sealing applications with low to medium-high shaft speeds, on small to large shaft diameters. The configuration is a double
EP Type 3 MECO Seal
The MECO EP Type 3 model is the best choice in split sealing technology for horizontal dryers and reactors in vacuum service. The configuration is a double mechanical seal, using
HB MECO Seal
The HB MECO seal model is a full-contact, soft-face mechanical shaft seal, using an elastomer drive to rotate bearing-grade, synthetic seal faces against fixed, stainless steel seal faces.
HC MECO Seal
The MECO HC seal model is the best air-free choice in sealing technology for screw conveyors .
MB MECO Seal
The MECO-MB seal model is an elastomer driven, contacting face seal designed to fit inside of an existing stuffing box. It is not available in a split configuration. It is
MECO Seals for ATEX Applications
ATEX is a series of explosion prevention standards, codified in EN 94/9/EC, to which equipment manufacturers must conform, in order to place machinery in service in Europe in potentially explosive
OFS Type 1 MECO Seal
The MECO OFS Type-1 seal is frequently the best, fully-split seal for vacuum, low pressure, and abrasive applications. The design tolerates both runout and thermal growth at moderate speeds.