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  • What is the Ideal O-Ring for Low Temperatures?

    What is the Ideal O-Ring for Low Temperatures?

    It is vital to understand that most elastomers have different formulas that can reduce the working temperature of the compound. In situations where a certain material has been deemed suitable as a result of its chemical compatibility or even its mechanical properties, there could be a version available for low temperatures. Here we give you […] …Read More »
  • The Challenges of Sealing in the Food Industry

    The Challenges of Sealing in the Food Industry

    In the food industry, there are a wide range of applications that come with a number of challenging requirements. Hygiene standards and legislative manufacturing regulations are constantly changing and so, seals must also comply with these. Elastomers that are used in pipes and pumps, as well as reaction vessels and process equipment have to be […] …Read More »
  • Metal Detectable & X-Ray Detectable Rubber Materials

    Metal Detectable & X-Ray Detectable Rubber Materials

    There is a distinct reason why many different industries would require the use of metal detectable and X-Ray detectable rubber materials and we aim to help you gain an understanding of where and why these would be used. Regulations in the Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries Specific government regulations stipulate that it is crucial that […] …Read More »
  • How Do You Choose O-Rings?

    How Do You Choose O-Rings?

    If you find yourself in a position where you have designed an application that requires seals, you need to ensure that you make the right choice. Finding the correct seals is imperative to the success of your application and as a result, choosing the correct O-Ring should never be underestimate. Along with this, the demands […] …Read More »
  • Developing Seals for The Food Environment

    Developing Seals for The Food Environment

    When developing seals for the food environment, there are many things that you need to consider, and these cover the development process and right through to the manufacturing process. The food industry and environment are unlike many others as it is one where hygiene is of significant importance and so when developing seals, there are […] …Read More »
  • Correctly Measuring an O-Ring – How to Do It

    Correctly Measuring an O-Ring – How to Do It

    If you have the correct tools available to use, the process of measuring an O-Ring is relatively simple. All you need to undertake the measurement process is a clean surface that is level, an O-Ring and a device that you can use to measure such as a calliper although other measuring tools can be used […] …Read More »
  • A Guide To The Shore Durometer Scale

    A Guide To The Shore Durometer Scale

    Rubber materials come with a range of qualities that all play into the sealing process and its complexity. There are tolerances, environmental factors as well as compression set but also, the hardness is also a vital component. The hardness is measured by Durometer and this will measure the hardness in materials such as polymers, elastomers […] …Read More »
  • What is the Shore Hardness Scale?

    What is the Shore Hardness Scale?

    In the basic sense, hardness relates to the way in which a material reacts to intrusion as well as permanent deformation from a harder body. When it comes to seals, it is a property that is a significant consideration, especially in relation to function and specification. The hardness of seal materials such as rubbers, plastics […] …Read More »
  • Why Are Seals Required?

    Why Are Seals Required?

    As far as manufacturing component goes, seals or o-rings are taken for granted. They have a history that dates back over a century but they are still needed in many industries. They are simple in how they look and the role that they play but despite this, they are extremely important. While engineering, manufacturing and […] …Read More »
  • COVID-19 – NES Statement

    COVID-19 – NES Statement

    Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd, as a responsible citizen of the business, local, and global community,  created an internal employee action plan based upon Public Health England recommendations : Wash hands frequently with  soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a viable option if soap and water is not available. […] …Read More »