oil seal


oil seal

In machines, a device that prevents the passage of fluids along a rotating shaft. Seals are necessary when a shaft extends from a housing (enclosure) containing oil, such as a pump or a gearbox. Leather, synthetic rubber, and silicones are among the materials used for the sealing ring. See also bearing.

Variants of OIL SEAL

oil seal or shaft seal

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