Spiral Wound Gaskets in the Power Generation Industry

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In today’s changing landscape, there are more options than ever in the power generation industry; from natural gas, fossil fuels, coal, and nuclear to renewable methods such as hydroelectric, wind, solar, and biomass.

To withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions of these applications, manufacturers depend on durable gaskets and sealing solutions.

The gaskets used throughout these plants must be able to handle a range of operating conditions and pressures in order to evenly distribute power across long distances.

Reliable gasket solutions allow companies to easily meet the needs of the communities they serve while staying ahead of the curve in power generation trends.

Spiralwound Gaskets: High-Performance Technology

seals-metallicSeal & Design’s Spiral Wound Gaskets (SWG) are manufactured according to ASME B16.20 standards with quality assurance to comply with API specifications Q1 and ISO 9001:2008.

These gaskets are crafted with a combination of various smart materials: a preformed metal strip alternates with a more compressible, soft filler material, allowing for a highly responsive and extremely tight seal.

To learn more about these innovative components and our spiral wound gasket offerings, contact Seal & Design or visit our website.

New Product Offering – HeatSORB

HeatSorb1HeatSORB proprietary phase change material addresses thermal management issues by capturing heat – allowing a device to remain cooler by delaying temperature ramps.

HeatSORB material increases thermal efficiency and goes above and beyond traditional heat spreaders such as copper, graphite sheets, or heat pipes. HeatSORB material provides benefit to any application in which high heat of fusion and long-term, reliable thermal management are concerns – especially when real estate is limited.

Seal & Design is a Rogers Preferred converter, contact us to learn more about HeatSORB and it’s applications.

 

New DOSS O-Ring Inspection Machine

Seal & Design’s new O-Ring vision inspection machine is state of the art!  It’s fully equipped with low energy consumption illumination powered by LED stroboscopic technology, two high definition cameras, plus a 360° camera that inspects the entire periphery of the part and a laser to check part thickness or flatness.

 

The O-Ring vision inspection machine is capable of inspecting parts up to 60mm diameter with a maximum height of 15mm and can obtain inspection speeds up to 10pcs/sec.  This inspection system uses 33% less power and has the potential to increase our run efficiencies by 25%.

 

New ORing Inspection Machine

Get to Know Seal & Design: Adam Mikols

In this installment we sit down with Seal & Design Chief Financial Officer Adam Mikols.Adam-e1514480741103

Q: What’s your role at S&D?
A:
I am the Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for overseeing the accounting and financial records, human resources and information technology of Seal & Design Inc, Seal & Design, Higbee Division and Seal & Design, Able division.

Q: What’s interesting about your job?
A: The most interesting part of my job is the financial analysis which allows us to improve in different areas of our business, therefore bringing direct income to the bottom line.

Q: How do you “make it happen”?
A: 
I “Make it Happen” by being an integral part of the executive team that aligns financial and human capital concerns throughout the company, making sure that we bring all divisions together in terms of finance, culture and the overall company goals.  This past year we put in place Key Performance Metrics (KPIs) to help us achieve those goals and align all divisions.

Q: What’s your favorite Seal & Design product?
A:
My favorite product is the Rod Wiper – which prevents contaminants from entering the hydraulic cylinder assembly.

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

New in 2017

2017 was a great year for Seal & Design. We collected several awards, including: WNY Top Private Company; GMCH Supplier Award, TruckLite Supplier of the Year Award, SouthEast Works Partner Award, and a WNY Fastest Growing Company Award. We strive to put our customers’ needs first and that has made our company successful.

 

website-thumbnailNew Website
• We launched our new website at the end of February. We’ve streamlined our content and added information on a variety of products. Have you checked it out?
New Doss 2

O-Ring Inspection Machine
• We have a new state-of-the-art O-ring Inspection machine, upgrading our already high o-ring inspection capacity.

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Planar Inspection Machine

• We have a new Planar Inspection machine. The Planar inspection machine is the world’s fastest two dimensional measurement system!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sales Goals Met!

• We had approximately 55 Million in Sales between our three divisions.

• 2017 saw record months for both Seal & Design and Higbee Division.

 

New Products

One of our newest product offerings is a Thermal Management Material called HeatSORB from Rogers Corporation

 

Familiar Faces

Three employees celebrated their 20 Year Milestone at Seal & Design.

  • Don Berchou, Production Lead
  • Krista Soto, Inside Sales
  • Adam F Mikols, CFO

 

2018 Here We Come!

In 2018 we are looking to continue to provide the same great customer service experience while improving our internal processes.
We’re proud to be TS 16949 certified and as such we are always looking for ways to continuously improve. Look for more great things from us in 2018.