WE UNDERSTAND YOUR PROBLEMS ARE UNIQUE TO YOUR BUSINESS; THAT’S WHY WE OFFER MORE THAN “ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL” SOLUTIONS. OUR IN-HOUSE DESIGNERS ARE EXPERTS AT CREATING CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX APPLICATIONS.
Design and Engineering Process
We always strive to initiate contact early and maintain active dialogue to show our responsiveness, seriousness, and responsibility as a sealing partner. Many customers will contact us via email, phone, or through text message. If your project requires it, we are also willing to sign and agree to non-disclosure agreements to protect sensitive and confidential information.
We gather as much information as possible to gain a deeper understanding of the project.
- Is it a new design?
- Is it in existing production where current design is having issues?
- We aim to get any available pre-generated drawings or prints of the project that could be applicable and gather all application details. Most importantly, we need to find out "what problem are we trying to solve?"
The First Step
We pride ourselves on giving strong initial recommendations for successful sealing designs. We begin our process by documenting these crucial specifications:
- Temperature range
Some applications require contact with food products or drinking water. Sometimes a cleaning cycle is required that utilizes chemicals and temperatures vastly different than the operating conditions. We ask that you provide all pertinent information you have surrounding your project, and we will be sure to communicate if further details are needed.
Once we’ve compiled all application details, we will then decide if one of our leading industry partners is the best fit for the project or if our in-house production capabilities are an option. We consult both in-house engineering resources as well as appropriate factory engineering resources for design proposals.
Key Project Information and Specifications
- Speed of application. (Dynamic Sealing or Static?)
- Temperatures seal is expected to see
- Fluid/Media we are sealing against
- Any size restraints of the housing or surfaces we are sealing on/against
- Volumes expected (Might effect method of manufacture)
- Lead time that a solution might be needed within (Both prototype or production - this could potentially affect method of manufacture)
All communication is timely and professional - we pride ourselves on that. In some cases, designs can be addressed with an initial proposal; but most require an ongoing dialogue between engineering groups and will go through several different rounds of prototyping and testing.
Wyatt Seal can supply engineered drawings for customers as well as short turn prototypes for design evaluation. We can also provide quotes, drawings, failure analysis, reports, FEAs and PPAPs. We pride ourselves on our team’s thorough onsite visits to our customers and the tools we utilize for installation.
Core Principles Define Your Sealing Solution
The design process can be different for different industries, but it really revolves around the same principles of sealing:
Once you understand the operating parameters, the sealing solution is likely to be the same no matter what the industry is (outside of any special FDA/NSF etc. regulations).
Generally speaking, different industries do have different challenges. Chemical processing might be associated with potential elevated temps and aggressive media whereas a hydraulic lift cylinder is going to be a completely different set of challenges.
The one thing that remains constant among different industries is our communication process.
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