O-Ring Inspection Equipment

In many critical applications (including automotive, aerospace, and life support, among others), 100% dimensional inspection of o-rings is often required. Seal & Design has a host of inspection machines that are dedicated to 100% inspection of o-rings and other seals, to ensure each individual part meets all drawing dimensions and other measurable specifications.

Also called vision systems, these machines use camera stations with either infrared or white light to measure any particular dimension of an o-ring that is deemed to be critical to function. From ID and OD to concentricity and ovality, our equipment measures and sorts parts quickly and efficiently. Seal & Design is home to a variety of inspection equipment, from machines dedicated specifically to o-rings and round parts, to machines that can measure virtually any shape.

Inspection RoomTo prevent any cross-contamination of the 100% inspected parts, bagging machines are attached directly to the inspection equipment. This allows for precise automatic bagging/sealing of parts, with customer required information including part numbers, quantities, and batch information printed directly onto the bags. From start to finish, the time it takes to inspect and bag an o-ring is often less than 10 seconds.

These inspection machines are just another component of Seal & Design’s World Class production facility, which is certified to ISO/TS 16949:2009 as well is ISO 9001:2008.

Learn more about Seal & Design’s o-ring offerings.

EMI/RFI Gaskets for Connectors

EMI/RFI Gaskets for Connectors

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Grounding of AN Series, Bendix and RF-Type connectors to an enclosure bulkhead in a manner that will reduce the ingress or egress of EMI/RFI interference can be accomplished through the use of these connector gaskets.

Connector gaskets materials can be selected to meet environmental and mechanical requirements of the package to be shielded. These gaskets offer optimum RF grounding of connectors at minimal cost.

The elastomer embedded product is both an EMI shield and moisture seal with a minimum thickness, thus not requiring extended protrusion from surface enclosures.

View Seal & Design’s EMI / RFI Offerings or Contact Seal & Design and learn how we can help create custom solutions for your applications.

Get to know Seal & Design: Ken Nyitrai – Quality Manager

In this installment we sit down with Seal & Design Quality Manager Ken Nyitrai.
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Q: What’s your role at S&D?
A:
I’m the Quality Assurance Manager. I oversee the quality department between all our divisions. My department’s job is to make sure that the raw materials coming in and finished parts going out are good. I also strive to make sure our company is continuously improving and to make sure we are utilizing best practices and meet all ISO and TS 16949 industry standards.

Q: What’s interesting about your job?
A: My job is fast paced and I find that interesting. I get to interact with all the departments and interface with our vendors when any issues occur.  It’s also challenging (and rewarding) to come up with new ways to tweak our already efficient processes to make sure we are continuously improving the company, all while providing high quality products to our customers.

Q: How do you “make it happen”?
A:
I’m at the office at 6:30 most every day. I’m usually busy hopping around the plant overseeing my department and looking for ways to improve our quality processes.

Q: What’s your favorite Seal & Design product?
A:
If I had to say anything I’d say PORON XRD is a fairly interesting product. It’s soft, yet firm at the same time, used as shock protection in sporting equipment, yet suitable for use in commercial applications.  We rarely have any complaints about our PORON family of products because it’s of high quality. And we love high quality products in my department!

For more information about Seal & Design visit our main website and to learn more about becoming a team member check out our job postings.