Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has invested heavily in EDI (electronic data interchange) infrastructure to match its customers’ demands for data transfer. Customers’ order and delivery schedules are directly transmitted to our ERP System. A manual input is no longer necessary, saving time and making order scheduling more accurate.EDI increases the efficiency of order processing by reducing misunderstandings as well as costs.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is able to meet your complete logistic needs through its advanced global and local network of manufacturing sites, sales and logistics centers. We are always close by with headquartes in Europe, Americas, Japan and china.
In addition, we also offer advanced customer optimized services such as inspection and certification, surface treatment, special marking, blister packaging, KLTs , single bag & tag, and kitting or cutting. Standard packaging as well as customer specific packaging with customized logos or part numbers are also provided upon request.
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In R&D we are using automotive specific test stands and verification programs.
Our test portfolio includes for example temperature test cycles for material testing and application test cycles for specific applications like rod seals, piston seals, scrapers, Rubore® seals and Turcon® Roto L.
We are using original parts, as well as original designs (for example housings) which are very similar to the real parts and design prototypes for testing rod seals, piston seals, static seals, Rubore® Frame and Flat seals . So we can see how the seal performs at realistic conditions.
If necessary, we do a stress analysis to prove the behavior of the sealing; during this process we do not only consider the sealing itself but also the whole system - including for example used oil, reverse surface, scraper, energizer and the steering.
We can rely on high tech analysis tools for example special microscopes, infrared devices for IRHD measurement, temperature-controlled ovens for high temperature and lifecycle tests, devices for analyzing the composition of the seal and for performing the TR10 test for O-rings.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has an unique knowledge and long experience how to simulate sealing systems made of non-linear material.
We have our own test specifications, developed especially for FEA purpose and are able to make use of our extensivematerial database. Our internal development of advanced simulation methods optimizes currently the simulation for our product portfolio and its range of applications.
FEA is a simulation method which involves assumptions – never take it as absolute reality. Good engineering work is still needed to get the best sealing solution. Our FEA knowledge is treated as TSS intellectual property.
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KLT - Small load carrier
We pack the seals to customer specification in VDA compliant small load carrier (KLT) which is used by default from automotive industry to optimize the logistic chain. The small load carrier (KLT) is provided by the customer in customer-specific color and size. The VDA small load carrier (KLT) is a standardized plastic packaging system. Detailed information about this system you can find in the recommendations 4500 and 4504 of the VDA (association of the automotive industry). The small load carrier (KLT) is modular adapted to the euro pallets (1200 cm x 800 cm) as well as to the ISO pallets (1200 cm x 1000 cm) and can be used universally. The dimensions of the containers are printed directly on the container for easy calculation. VDA labels can be attached to customer specification on the prefabricated side pockets. This packaging system greatly facilitates the deployment of the parts needed for assembly. A manually and mechanically removal is easy possible for example also by a cross robot.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has three technical cleanliness standards based on accepted international standards:
Flexcoat™ : Friction-free running
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has developed a number of micro-thin performance coatings and surface modifications that improve the friction performance of elastomer seals. Choosing one of these has the following benefits: