Inflatable seals can be used for a variety of applications where sealing two surfaces that move in relationship to each other is required. By introducing a medium such as air or fluid, a rubber seal will begin to expand at a specified rate until a determined size of expansion is achieved. The rates and sizes of the expansion of an inflatable seal are pre-determined by one of the many shapes and sizes we have readily available. For unique or custom applications, we can engineer a solution.
Nearly all inflatable seals are custom fabricated for a specified application, and we can use many of our standard profiles to develop an inflatable seal to a custom required working parameter. By utilizing a standard profile, both time and money are saved.
Inflatable Seal Geometry
Inflatable seals can be installed in different planes; radially in, radially out, axially and any combination thereof. They will conform to many different contours. They are made in strips with closed ends or in continuous loops. The bend radii will vary from seal to seal and if a very sharp or mitered corner is necessary, the seal can be molded to the exact configuration.