Woodex Bearing Co.: MECO "Set and Forget" Shaft
September 16, 2002
Woodex Bearing Co. recently introduced the latest specialty version of its patented MECO EA-series seals. AH-series custom seals are designed to simplify installation, routine cleaning and maintenance. Available split or unsplit, MECO AH seals are ideal for industries where frequent product changes and washdowns are required. Seals are fitted with flush water inlet and drain ports for in-place cleanouts, and heavy stainless plate stators ensure long life, despite extensive handling. Since the self-compensating driving elastomer is the seal's only interface with the shaft, the AH seal will accommodate significant radial and angular shaft misalignment and shock loads, as well as thermal growth in high-temperature process machinery. The co-rotating elastomer also protects the shaft from abrasion damage.