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When seals become contaminated, vehicle performance and reliability is quickly compromised.
Lorries are expected to operate around the clock while exposed to moisture and general physical debris and still produce as little down time as possible. Operating conditions are harsh, but reliability remains vital for the driver and the customer. Cassette seals for axles provide the perfect solution and form part of a new generation of ‘closed sealing’ solutions that protects against contamination in working conditions and tough operating environments. Corteco has a comprehensive seal range for axle applications that now includes almost every sealing option, from traditional gaskets and O-rings to the latest low-friction Cassettes for CV and LCV.
Cassette Seals were developed for vehicles working continuously in extremely physical environments on a daily basis. Cassette sealing system technology is now used in a wide number of applications and available for a broad range of different sizes. The most important aspects for the selection of Cassette Seals are:
- Circumferential speed
- Axial play
- Fitting procedure
- Degree of contamination of the surrounding area
Choice of sealing materials
In addition to its product design and innovative capabilities, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has access to resources that include thousands of different types of raw materials. Each individual component may comprise of combinations of many different rubber or plastic compounds that are used in association with various coatings and adhesives. OE manufacturers rely on FST in the selection of raw materials, product design, as well as the development and production processes of the seals that are fitted to their vehicles.
The choice of sealing materials used in individual cassette seals is based upon:
- Operating environment
- OE requirements
- FST experience
FST is a name that OE manufacturers know they can trust and that’s the reason why they manufacture billions of seals each year. By working closely with FST, Corteco has developed a Cassette Seals product range to match the needs of the aftermarket – and thanks to extensive logistical experience, the correct sealing solution for almost every application is never very far away.
Cassette Seals deliver reliable first time fit solutions that fleet operators can depend upon. Each Cassette Seal includes:
- Static sealing system
- Dynamic sealing system
- Dust lips for dirt protection
Fleet operators rely on the parts that are installed into their vehicles to withstand excessive pressure from everyday operating life. Fitting OE Cassette Seals ensures peace of mind and reduce costs and downtime making sure everything runs smoother.
Automotive applications are characterized by contamination, intensive utilization and high speed for long distances and periods. The utilisation of Cassette Seals covers many fields including; pick-up, commercial vehicles and on-road trucks.
General Industrial applications are characterised by the presence of severe contamination, intensive utilisation, continuous start and stops with short distances and high repair costs. The utilisation of Cassette Seals cover many fields including; off-road trucks, agriculture, earth moving machines, implements and many more.