Trelleborg has introduced a new and effective sealing solution. The Zurcon® U-Cup RU9 performs better than standard U-Cups. Turcon® M12 is the new all-round material for hydraulic applications, and it sets a new benchmark for hydraulic seals. Trelleborg has used advanced sealing design to engineer the Zurcon U-Cup RU9 and in tests it has proved to have better performance than standard U-Cups. This innovative seal, which is manufactured from a proprietary material and includes patented technology, is able to give longer service life in rod seal applications.
In mobile and stationary hydraulic applications, rod seals are exposed to high pressure and friction for extended periods. To achieve a long service life seals must be wear- and extrusion-resistant, compatible with aggressive media, have a wide operating temperature range and demonstrate low friction capabilities. In addition, seals need compact installation dimensions and should be easily assembled. Zurcon U-Cup RU9 meets all these criteria and in tests, is proven to out-perform standard U-Cups.
The Zurcon U-Cup RU9 is manufactured from the Trelleborg proprietary polyurethane material specially engineered for production of sealing elements. This gives high wear resistance, low compression set, has a wide operating temperature range and almost universal media compatibility.
Extensive testing has shown Turcon M12 has exceptional performance against the most important hydraulic sealing characteristics, such as wear, friction and high pressure operation. The material is also resistant to virtually all media, including a broad range of lubricants. The cost-effective material provides customers with extended seal life, as well as a wide operating window in terms of temperature, pressure and velocity, and performs as well or better than specialised compounds in each parameter.
Before its launch, Turcon M12 was put through its paces in the research lab, undergoing an extensive test programme comparing it to best-in-class compounds, against important sealing parameters. Turcon M12 was developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Helsingør,, Denmark and tested in the R&D labs in Stuttgart, Germany and Fort Wayne, Indiana, US. Based on these test results, Turcon M12 is now recommended as the material of choice for a wide variety of hydraulic applications.