Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has launched the KLOZURE® PUR-GARD™ bearing isolator. PUR-GARD™ is the newest addition to the KLOZURE® FDA Portfolio; a suite of dynamic sealing products specially designed for the unique challenges faced in highly regulated sanitary markets such as food processing, beverage, and dairy.
Daily wash down processes can result in premature bearing & equipment failure and cause costly downtime & maintenance requirements that can be avoided with the use of improved sealing technology. PUR-GARD™ utilizes Garlock’s patented IP66 labyrinth sealing design to provide superior bearing protection against contamination from daily wash downs, high-pressure water spray, and dust particulate. It also reduces operating costs by providing a longer equipment lifespan, improved mean time between repair, and reduced energy consumption.
PUR-GARD™ is metal detectable/ x-ray inspectable and is manufactured with 316 stainless steel, Rubber Fab’s patented DETECTOMER® o-rings, and a TUF-STEEL®unitizing element. These metal detectable/ x-ray inspectable components increase the effectiveness of existing x-ray and metal detection systems in food and beverage applications for improved safety and product integrity, in addition to equipment reliability.
PUR-GARD™ bearing isolators are available for purchase immediately, along with all other KLOZURE® FDA Portfolio products. This includes: silicone oil seals, ISO-GARD® bearing isolators, P/S®-II mechanical seals, and other dynamic sealing solutions offered by Garlock with FDA compliant materials that provide optimal sealing in the sanitary markets. Please contact Garlock for specific price and lead time details. For more information on the FDA Portfolio and PUR-GARD™ bearing isolators, visit www.garlock.com.
We look forward to discussing opportunities for PUR-GARD™ and the KLOZURE® FDA Portfolio of products. Please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or any other contact within the Garlock organization.
Garlock Launches GYLON EPIX™ , Combines Best of 1/16″ and 1/8″ Gaskets
Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has announced the launch of GYLON EPIX™. The patented next generation in PTFE gasketing features a hexagonal surface profile with superior compressibility and sealing for use in chemical processing environments.
GYLON EPIX™ will be available in one universal thickness of 3/32″ (2.4mm) that combines the sealing and blowout resistance of a 1/16″ (1.6mm) gasket with the compressibility and conformability of a 1/8″ (3.2mm) gasket. It will be available in the same three materials as traditional GYLON® products; fawn (silica filled PTFE), off-white (barium sulfate filled PTFE) and blue (aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE).
“The GYLON® material was the first-to-market low creep restructured PTFE and has been the industry standard for more than 50 years. With the launch of GYLON EPIX™, Garlock is redefining high performance PTFE gasketing,” said Sherwin Damdar, Product Manager – GYLON®. “GYLON EPIX™ will merge the operating advantages of 1/8” with the performance of 1/16”, changing the way gaskets are used in a wide spectrum of applications,” stated Jim Drago, Principal Applications Engineer.
In metallic flanges, GYLON EPIX™ performs as well or better than existing 1/16” or 1/8” GYLON® gaskets, allowing end-users and distributors to consolidate inventory, lower the risk of using incorrect gasket thicknesses, and reduce stocking costs.
GYLON EPIX™ will provide improved compressibility and conformability, particularly for largediameter flanges where misalignment and flatness issues typically drive end users to 1/8” thick gaskets. The hexagonal pattern also concentrates the compressive forces generated in flat-face flanges where traditional gaskets have difficulty sealing.
GYLON EPIX™ will also provide improved sealing in worn and pitted flanges. Historically users have had to resurface flanges in order to achieve an effective seal with traditional gaskets. GYLON EPIX™ breaks down that barrier with the improved conformability and reduces the need for flange resurfacing. The end result is reduced down time and lower cost of ownership for end users.
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