Feature: Typical Inflatable Seal Configurations

Seal Master has cultivated a reputation as a quality industry leader in manufacturing custom-engineered, hand-built, and fabric-reinforced inflatable seals. 

Despite our ability to customize a design for the needs of our customers, we also have a variety of typical configurations for our inflatable seals. 

Our typical configurations include: the recessed groove type, the snap-in type, the bond-in type, encapsulated type, the drop-in type, or the fasten type. Every configuration name refers to the retaining system commonly used to secure the inflatable seal, depending on its specific application. 

As an example, the bond-in type inflatable seal configuration uses a straight-wall groove which can be machined or fabricated.The straight-wall groove therefore allows the inflatable seal to be easily positioned or bonded into place as it is used. 

Retaining systems also come with their own benefits.

For instance, the snap-in type seal configuration allows for the seal to quickly snap into a matching groove that supports and protects the seal. This dovetail design allows for quick and easy installation of the seal when it is required. 

Each retaining system requires proper installation to ensure the functionality and longevity of the corresponding seal.

The retainer must also hold the inflatable seal in place, this grants it the freedom to inflate and deflate, and protect it from any damage. Seal Master can provide metal, rubber, or plastic retaining systems in a strip or circular form to fit your requirements. 

And each typical seal configuration can be manufactured to various sizes and specifications. For more information on all of all the typical inflatable seal configurations, click here for our online product brochure.