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5 Industries You Didn’t Know Use Rotary Shaft Seals


Rotary shaft seals are fast becoming the preferred sealing solution for industries that rely on mixers, conveyors, and the like. Here are five sectors where our advanced rotary seals are already eliminating costly maintenance and leakage issues:

Commercial Baking

Dough mixers and flour conveyors depend on spinning shafts which, if not sealed properly, cause a whole host of issues. Airborne dust and valuable product can escape past a poorly sealed shaft, posing safety concerns for workers as well as possible batch contamination. If the shaft degrades, it can end up costing the plant thousands per hour in downtime while repairs or replacements are made.

Rotary shaft seals put a stop to leaks while eliminating mechanical wear issues by rotating seamlessly with the shaft. From dough and slurry mixers to flour conveyors, dough pumps, and bucket elevators, our versatile and highly engineered seals drastically reduce operational disruptions due to unplanned maintenance. They let commercial bakeries’ essential flour milling and dough- or batter-mixing operations stay on track with no leakage, contamination, or premature shaft or bearing maintenance.

Meat and Poultry Processing

Meat and poultry processing plants rely heavily on mixers, blenders, and screw conveyors where maintaining sanitary conditions is absolutely critical. Given the involvement of animal products, any leakage due to inadequate sealing poses a significant risk to product integrity and consumer safety.

Here the importance of effective industrial seals can’t be overstated. A rotary shaft seal not only eliminates the potential costs and contamination risks associated with compromised seals, but also saves valuable time and resources otherwise spent addressing shaft damage and mess. With CinchSeal, meat and poultry processing plants can ensure uninterrupted operations while upholding the highest standards of hygiene and quality control.

Sugar, Spices, and Flavorings

Beyond dough-mixing bowls and meat blenders, rotating shafts—and rotary shaft seals—have wide applications in all corners of the food-processing industry. Sugar, spices, and flavorings are also produced with the help of ribbon blenders, screw conveyors, and bucket elevators.

Cooking spices and herbs (bay leaves, cumin, coriander, chili powder, cloves, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, paprika, piri piri, salt, turmeric)

Rotary shaft seals extend the lifespan of shafts and bearings, prevent leakage of product and oil, and ward against dust proliferation that can pose workplace safety issues.

Cement & Gypsum Manufacturing

Machines like conveyors, rotary dryers, and live bottom bins used in cement and gypsum production handle very abrasive materials, and so too must their shaft seals. The massive scale of these operations make any breakdowns or downtime for repairs extremely costly. Luckily this is easily avoided with a rotary shaft seal installed to keep course dust and minerals where they belong—inside the mixer.

Our 7500 series of self-adjusting, “install-and-leave” rotary shaft seals are a perfect fit for cement and gypsum manufacturers, and our track record for supplying major U.S. companies is extensive.

Chocolate Making

Our next example, the “dessert course” of this discussion, brings us to the world of chocolate making. Chocolate makers rely on a variety of equipment from melting tanks and sugar conveyors to cocoa grinders and mixing conches. Just as in other industries, reliable and durable shaft seals are essential for smooth operations. With CinchSeal’s low-maintenance, anti-leak rotary shaft seals, chocolate manufacturers can focus on maximizing production rather than cleaning up spills.

CinchSeal Rotary Shaft Seals: A World of Possibilities

In summary, from vats of swirling chocolate to massive cement hoppers, the diverse industries and equipment types highlighted demonstrate the wide-ranging applications and benefits of rotary shaft seals.

These seals safeguard equipment, protecting rotary shafts from premature wear and damage, and saving valuable time and money by reducing mechanical breakdowns and maintenance needs.

With CinchSeal’s innovative rotating seals, businesses across various sectors can achieve seamless operations and maximize efficiency.

Trusted Mechanical Seals for Industries

We invite you to browse our rotary shaft seal catalog for all sorts of applications. Get in touch with us to learn more about how our CinchSeals—easy to install, easy to maintain, and wonderfully reliable—might revolutionize your operations. We’re always happy to field questions you might have about our rotary shaft seals by size and usage.

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