White Papers


Get to know the success of Garlock products with a look into their real-world performance in these white papers.


Bearing Isolators - Meeting Tough Demands!

Dynamic sealing technology has continued to advance in recent years, changing from off-the-shelf radial lip seal commodities to high- tech engineered products. As asset uptime and governmental requirements become more and more demanding, the need for high quality engineered sealing solutions increases.

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Engineered Elastomers for Use in Demanding Applications

Sealing technology has continued to advance in recent years, changing from off-the-shelf consumable commodities to highly engineered products. As asset uptime and environmental requirements become more and more demanding, the need for high performance sealing materials increases. To support these evermore-demanding requirements, the formulation of seal materials becomes increasingly important.

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Extending Equipment Life through Improved Sealing Technology

This article examines the root causes of bearing failure, identifying seal failure as the primary cause. The principles of sealing technology are discussed as well as common sealing methods.

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Improved Life for Dynamic Seals in Wind Turbine

The wind power industry desires components that will last 20 years. Contact type rubber lip seals cannot offer this life. Non-contacting isolator seals made of PTFE or metal can offer this possibility since there are no contacting parts.

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Improving Equipment Uptime: Composite Seals Meet the Challenge

In an industrial application, equipment uptime is vital for on-time performance and profitability. The rotating members of industrial machines are subject to the highest degree of wear and are more susceptible to failure than non-moving parts. Bearing surfaces are the most critical and often the most expensive portion of the rotary assembly...

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Seal of Approval

Machinery and Equipment MRO Magazine talks about Hybrid bearing isolators, a.ka. labyrinth seals meeting tough demands for sealing, written by Earl Rogalski of Garlock Sealing Technologies.

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