O-rings are the most common, but also the simplest sealing elements
They are used in static and dynamic applications in all areas of mechanical and plant engineering. They are used as preload elements in many sealing systems. X-rings offer technical advantages over O-rings in certain applications.
O-rings / X-rings are standard parts
Choosing the correct O-ring / X-ring
The more information is known, the better a sealing system can be adapted to a specific application.
To choose the right O-ring and the optimal material, the following criteria are important:
- installation space
- pressure range
- temperature range
- stroke speed
- friction behavior