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V Ring Seals

At Martin’s Rubber, we stock v ring seals of all types and materials, in a variety of sizes, to meet your v seal application requirements.

What is v ring seal?

The function of a v ring seal, or v ring, is to snap over a rotating shaft and act as a centrifugal seal acting against the bearing face and throwing dirt and contaminants away from the bearing area, which will probably contain the primary sealing elements. V seals are not designed to seal against fluids or pressure differentials in their own right. A v ring’s prime function is to exclude contaminants.
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How do v ring seals work?

V rings are flexible rubber seals that work by stretching and fitting onto a shaft and then rotate with the shaft against a counter face. V ring seals are designed to give the lips an automatic sealing action. V seals provide secondary sealing as pressure acting on the header ring spreads the v rings, thereby increasing the sealing area.

V ring seal applications

Careful consideration needs to be given to the specific environment and application in which the v ring will be applied. V ring seals can be used in a number of applications, for example, v rings can be used to protect bearings on rollers in:
● Steel mills
● Cement mills
● Machine tools
● Paper mills
● Spindles
● Pillow blocks
● Electric motors
● Pumps
● Conveyors
● Gear boxes
● Rolling mills
● Agricultural equipment and machinery
● Mining equipment and machinery

V ring seal design

When considering your v ring seal design, the selection of the best material is crucial, as this has a critical impact on achieving the best sealing performance. Our v ring seal designs are available in a range of sizes, styles and materials. We can also custom manufacture bespoke v seals to meet your specific requirements, so you can be sure to find the right v ring for your specific project, right here.

V ring seal sizes and dimensions

Our v ring seals can be bought in a variety of shapes and sizes and can, therefore, be purchased with varying v ring dimensions. For full details on the dimensions of our v ring seals, speak to our rubber experts today using the ‘ask an expert’ enquiry form on this page. Alternatively, feel free to ask about our v ring dimensions by sending an email to sales@martins-rubber.co.uk and our technical experts will take it from there.

Order from our v ring seal catalogue today

Order from high quality, experienced v ring seal specialists today. View our standard profiles for general guidance on v seals or please contact us to discuss your specific requirements so that we may advise you on the best solution for your particular application. Alternatively, feel free to send us your queries using the enquiry form, by sending an email to sales@martins-rubber.co.uk, or by calling us on +44 (0) 23 8022 6330.

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