Pneumatic service, also known as compressed air, is a common form of energy used in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, and automotive. It is used to power a variety of tools and machines, such as drills, saws, and air compressors.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to pneumatic service include cracking, hardening, and shrinkage. The high pressure of the air can cause the rubber to become brittle and crack over time. Additionally, the air can cause the rubber to harden, leading to reduced flexibility and decreased performance. The air can also cause the rubber to shrink, resulting in a weakened bond between the rubber and the surface it is bonded to.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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