Single acting seals overview
Single acting seals are designed for one directional pressure only. The gland single acting seal prevents pressure weather it be fluid or air from escaping out of the top of the cylinder. Single acting seals are available in numerous different profiles and sizes for different sealing applications also various materials are available for different fluids.
In single acting piston seals there are two very common applications, single directional pressure relying either on a spring operations or drag pressure to retract back to its original position. Second option is having two single acting piston seals back to back creates a double acting piston seal arrangement allowing the piston to be pressurised either side.
Most common single acting seal is a symmetrical U shape design seal, Advantages with a symmetric seal is the ability to be used in either a gland or piston.
Single Acting Seals also known as a main pressure seal, can be found in many application such as earth moving equipment, hydraulic presses, vehicle hoist and much more!!
Sealnet stocks the most extensive range of Single Acting Seals in various materials and designs to suit your application.