Success Story Series: Baldor Electric Company

Premature equipment failures miles under the Earth’s surface are what prompted Baldor Electric Company to contact TRITEC for help. Baldor Electric Company predominately used elastomer seals in their electric motors that were powering Joy Global mining equipment. As the need for more output was soaring, less tonnage was being extracted from the Earth because of the […]

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Where You’ll Find PTFE in Motorsports

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) has an interesting history and has been used in a number of ways over the years. There is, of course, the best-known PTFE brand Teflon® – the miracle cookware coating. But PTFE is also used in aerospace and computer wiring, and it’s even coated the fiberglass dome of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. […]

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Success Story Series: Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand first called TRITEC for help after their compressors began experiencing catastrophic failure at astonishing rates. Our engineers stepped in and analyzed what was causing the mechanical seals to fail. The problem? We determined that the seals were under-lubricated, causing them to run dry and then fail as a result. We designed a complete specialized […]

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PTFE vs. Elastomer

As the telling of Creation goes, God rested on the seventh day. On the morning of the eighth day, some say the first thing He did was create PTFE! (Actually, it was a gentlemen named Roy Plunkett who created PTFE in 1938 while he was working at DuPont.) Polytetrafluoroethylene (a.k.a. Teflon) is one of the […]

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Top 10 Features of PTFE Seals

Applications in many industries have slowly become more demanding in regards to temperature, environment, and pressure. Engineers began to realize that the standard elastomeric seal could no longer offer the life expectancy needed, if they wanted to remain competitive. Enter PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene. PTFE seals have far surpassed elastomer seals in a number of applications. […]

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