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Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications


Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications introduces learners to the overall concepts and terminology associated with oil seals used in rotary or radial applications.
Learning Hours: 3

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Course Description

Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications introduces learners to the overall concepts and terminology associated with oil seals used in rotary or radial applications. In addition, this course provides a variety of important tips and best-practice methods for the purchase, testing, and installation of oil seals. Using THORS’ 3D-animated and visually rich interactive format, the course also depicts the steps involved in properly manufacturing oil seals for modern applications. Whether the course user is new to oil seal industries, or is a seasoned veteran, there are practical learning moments contained in this course for everyone.

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Who will benefit from this Rotary Oil Seals course?

Quality, manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, and sales functions at organizations that require an understanding of rotary oil seals.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the basic components and configuration of rotary oil seals.
  2. Recognize the raw material involved in oil seal production.
  3. Recall some the primary steps required to mass produce oil seals.
  4. Understand the common testing processes applied to oil seal components.
  5. Differentiate between the defects that are common to oil seal manufacturing.
Profile view of a double lip oil seal fixed into a housing and onto a shaft.
Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications

Table of Contents

  1. Basic Concepts and Materials
    1. Components of an Oil Seal
    2. Metal and Rubber O.D. Seals
      1. Metal O.D. Seals
      2. Rubber O.D. Seals
    3. Common Case Designs
      1. Rubber O.D.
      2. Metal O.D.
      3. Metal O.D. with Inner Case
      4. Half Metal/Half Rubber O.D.
    4. Common Polymer Materials
      1. Nitrile (NBR)
      2. Polyacrylic (ACM)
      3. Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR)
      4. Silicon (VMQ)
      5. Fluoroelastomer (FKM)
      6. Polytetra (PTFE)
    5. Common Lip Designs
      1. Single Lip with Spring
      2. Double Lip with Spring
      3. Single Lip without Spring
      4. Double Lip without Spring
      5. Triple Lip with Spring
      6. Unitised with Spring
      7. PTFE Seal
  2. Oil Seal Production
    1. Metal Reinforcement
      1. Blank, Raise, and Pierce
      2. Degreasing
      3. Zinc Phosphating
      4. Dipping in Bonding Agent
    2. Rubber Blanks
      1. Rubber Mill
      2. Kneader
      3. Extruding Rubber Blanks
    3. Vacuum Compression Molding
    4. Lip Trimming
      1. Cone Trimming
      2. Collet Trimming
    5. Metal O.D. Operations
      1. Chamfering
      2. O.D. Grinding
      3. Oil Coating
    6. Garter Spring
  3. Testing, Defects, and Installation
    1. Testing
      1. Hardness Testing
      2. Tensile Testing
      3. Metal to Rubber Bond Testing
      4. Compound Testing
      5. Specific Gravity Checking
      6. Profile Checking
      7. Radial Load Testing
      8. Lip Opening Pressure Testing
      9. Performance Testing
    2. Defects
      1. Flash
      2. Poor Bond
      3. Mold Impression
      4. Blister
      5. Porosity
      6. Cut or Crack
    3. Installation
      1. Pregreasing
      2. Contamination
      3. Handling
      4. Shaft Protection
      5. Fitment
        1. Misalignment
        2. Non-Uniform Force
        3. Proper Installation Tool

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