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The Amazing Taconite Seal

Are your bearing housings correctly sealed from contamination?


Taconite seals take their name from iron ore mined in Minnesota's Mesabi Range in the United States, they were developed in the 1960s, and take their name from taconite – a fine-grained, abrasive iron ore that was proving too much for existing housing seals.

Taconite seals have improved from the 1960s and are now capable of protecting bearings in some of the most demanding industries. The taconite seal will work in extremely contaminated and wet environments.


A Taconite seal will often consist of two rings (one stationary and one rotating) which form a very narrow labyrinth between the two rings. The rotating labyrinth ring carries a V-ring seal that seals against the stationary labyrinth ring. The V-ring seal blocks contaminants from entering the bearing housing and aids the purging of contamination and old grease when the seal is re-greased.


Contact Hawc Bearings for more info on taconite seals- and how we can help you on your next project....


HEAVY DUTY INDUSTRIES

· MINING

· CEMENT

· MARINE

· FOUNDRY PLANT

· MINERAL PROCESSING


TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

· FANS

· CONVEYOR PULLEYS

· GRINDING MILL

· HOISTS AND WINCHES

· BUCKET ELEVATORS

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