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

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.

 

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• 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?
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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.

 

Canada Consul General Visit

Consul General Visit

CFO Adam Mikols, Consul General Phyllis Yaffe, Company President Dean S. Penman

Seal & Design hosted a visit from Phyllis Yaffe, Canadian Consul General in New York.  Company President, Dean S. Penman and CFO, Adam Mikols met with Ms. Yaffe and gave her a tour of our facility. Ms. Yaffe spoke to us about NAFTA and the importance of that agreement to Seal & Design’s business.

Seal & Design Able Division, located in Toronto, Ontario, is our Canadian Division’s headquarters. Currently, NAFTA allows our US Divisions (Clarence & Syracuse) and Canada Division to conduct business smoothly and economically. This allows Seal & design to pass along cost saving benefits to both our US and Canadian customers.

We discussed NAFTA’s role in cross-border business and Ms. Yaffe learned how Seal & Design takes advantage of the free trade agreement.

p-yaffeMs. Yaffe has been Canada’s Consul General in New York since July 2016.  She has had a distinguished career in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

We appreciate her valuable time and feedback and thank her for touring our facility.

TPS Trade Show – Houston, TX

tps-expo-logoSeal & Design will be exhibiting at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Houston Texas from December 12-14, 2017. (Rescheduled from September 12-14 due to the effects of Hurricane Harvey).

Visit booth #3110 to speak with us. We look forward to seeing you there.

TPS Exhibition Website

The Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS) Exhibit Hall is the perfect forum for exchanging ideas and forging new relationships. Last year was a record-breaking year for the Exhibit Hall, with 360 exhibiting companies. Spanning 216,600 gross square feet, the TPS 2016 Exhibit Hall featured full-size equipment, new technology and emerging industry trends from leading turbomachinery and pump companies.

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.

Now Hiring Quality Engineer, Syracuse Division

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Quality Engineer

Seal & Design is looking for a ambitious, self-motivated and passionate candidates for a long-term career in a fast-paced and ever-growing business.

  • You will serve as a Management Representative and report to top management on the system as well as serving as the voice of the customer.
  • Track issues for root cause analysis and implementing corrective actions as well as preventive actions
  • Problem-solving and corrective action activities
  • Review processes and products.
  • Interface with customers and internal sales department
  • Work with purchasing, sales, shipping, receiving, and returns departments
  • Supervise one Quality Technician

This is a full-time job Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

For more information on Job Information, Qualifications, and Benefits please go to the Seal & Design Website, here.