Splicing is often used to create O-rings for a variety of reasons:
- the required dimensions may be non-standard and difficult to find in O-ring inventories
- the required size may be too large for a standard O-ring
- low volumes may be produced more economically as spliced rather than molded O-rings
- when O-rings are needed quickly, splicing can eliminate the wait for standard lead times needed for molded O-rings
Web Seal can splice both solid and hollow core extruded profiles, from a variety of elastomers in nearly any size. Continuous length cord stock is cut to length and the two ends are bonded together. We have the capability to both cold splice (using cyanoacrylate glues) and vulcanize O-rings.
Vulcanization takes place in machined aluminum molds. The mold is mounted on a horizontal surface, with a top and bottom platen to hold the cord in place. A foot pedal is used to maintain pressure.
Web Seal works with you to fabricate the most effective spliced O-rings for your application.