Garlock Europe

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Welcome to the Garlock Europe Blog / Garlock Europe Knowledge Hub.

Here we would like to keep you up to date with the latest news from Garlock Europe. Learn more about research, development, products, technologies, news and trends. We are happy to answer your questions about the European market and our solutions.

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Applications for ISO-GARD include food and beverage industries.

How to avoid bearing damage in rotating applications that require the use of aggressive chemicals.

Moisture, dust, and dirt are just a few examples of contaminants that can enter a bearing housing. Contamination causes a number of problems including seal degradation. The result: leakage, which poses a significant safety risk to employees and the environment. Labyrinth seals provide a remedy here. They are low-wear and reliable in use.

Click here to learn what to do in rotating applications that require the use of aggressive chemicals.

Workers lift a piece of bridge into place

Permanently avoid bearing damage due to liquid ingress and contamination in pumps, motors and gearboxes!

Lubricant contamination often leads to bearing damage in pumps, motors and gearboxes. A large proportion of contamination enters the bearing housings through gaps and openings. This occurs primarily at the points where shafts go through the bearing housings or at vent openings. In addition, temperature fluctuations during daytime and nighttime hours, as well as during operating and rest periods, cause vapours to expand and contract.

Click here to learn how rotating labyrinth seals reduce lubricant contamination and the effects of pressure-induced alternating flows of contaminated ambient air.

Diaphragms in pneumatically & hydraulically operated diaphragm pumps

Diaphragms in pneumatically & hydraulically operated diaphragm pumps

Diaphragms are used in numerous applications, including valves, fittings and actuators. Their use in air-operated diaphragm pumps and hydraulically operated diaphragm pumps is very widespread due to their versatility.

Click here to learn more about Diaphragms in pneumatically & hydraulically operated diaphragm pumps.

Reduced void content and increased flex life with Garlock Diaphragms

Reduced void content and increased flex life with Garlock Diaphragms

The GYLON® Style 3522 PTFE diaphragm is characterized by outstanding properties. Two of these are the reduced void content and the increased flexibility.

Click here to learn more about reduced void content and increased flex life with Garlock Diaphragms.

A cleaning process is simulated in accordance with EHEDG guideline 2.

Hygiene is a question of attitude. Or is that different for your plant?

The pharmaceutical and food processing industries are urgently interested in limiting and avoiding all downtime caused by cleaning and maintenance procedures. Sterilization cycles are performed in the tightest possible time, with highly concentrated chemicals, high temperatures and increased flow rates.

So this attitude towards hygiene is right.

Click here to learn more about cleaning processes.

What if the cold flow of PTFE could be defeated?

Contamination through seals! A horror for operators of any plant. But how to get a grip on it?

The high hygienic requirements in industry rightly demand cleaning processes that must be ever cleaner and faster.

Click here to learn more about the danger of contamination.

GYLON® production process

GYLON® production process – a comparison to the conventional PTFE gasketing production process shows the difference.

PTFE – PolyTetraFluoroEthylene - is an unbranched, linear, semi-crystalline polymer of fluorine and carbon. Due to its chemical inertness, PTFE is used as a coating where aggressive chemicals occur in industry.

Click here to learn more about the GYLON® Production Process.

The Welded GYLON® Process

The Welded GYLON® Process – for large gaskets without handling problems or premature blowout.

GYLON® is a high performance PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) gasketing material with excellent chemical resistance in combination with stopped cold flow based on the special GYLON® production process. GYLON® was introduced by Garlock in 1967. From then on it was further developed by Garlock according to the requirements of the different industries, their processes and the media involved.

Click here to learn more about the Welded GYLON® Process.

PS-SEAL® Non-Standard

PS-SEAL® Non-Standard – dynamic seals in standard sizes with different lip materials

The Garlock PS-SEAL® Standard with a GYLON® Black lip and the static seal made of FKM has long been known in industry as a proven sealing element in critical sealing situations.

Click here to learn more about PS-SEAL® Non-Standard with different lip materials.

PS-SEAL® Non-Standard

PS-SEAL® Non-Standard - dynamic seals in standard sizes with different lip configurations

The Garlock PS-SEAL® Standard is a PTFE-based high-performance seal that meets a wide range of requirements in practical use.

Click here to learn more about PS-SEAL® Non-Standard with different lip configurations.

Garlock 3-D Seal and sugar production

Swing in the sugar crystallizer

Sugar production is a rather moving business. To crystallize the sugar, the syrup is heated to evaporate the water content. This process is best carried out in a vacuum, as lower process temperatures are possible and the risk of discoloration (burning) of the sugar crystals is considerably reduced. During crystallization a viscous slurry is produced. Agitators keep this slurry in motion so that the sugar crystals can grow.

Click here to learn more about Garlock 3-D Seal & Sugar Production.