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Seals for Fluid Power / Mobility Hydraulics

Darcoid’s most impactful projects typically start where standard “catalog” seal performance ends.  We solve problems where dynamic rotary and reciprocating speeds, pressures, and temperatures demand innovation. 

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Fluid Power Mobility Hydraulics
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I’m always looking forward to working with Darcoid.  They are extremely responsive, friendly to work with and committed to meeting our sealing requirements no matter how challenging they are.  .. their expertise has been critical to the success of our projects.  They understand and mirror our passion for performance … a key partner for future development.

Jesse Jakomait, RockShox Sr. Design Engineer SRAM Corporation
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Need a solution urgently?

If you’re reading this because you have a late-stage seal performance problem please contact us now to troubleshoot and find the best solution. Quickly.  We can ship prototype compression molded seals in two weeks, LSR molded parts in 4-6 weeks, and cut elastomer, plastics and foams/sponges in hours or days. Stock seals ship same day.

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When speed and pressure are off the charts

Sealing high dynamic fluid power applications routinely push performance limits as new products turn up the heat, the speed, the pressure.  Small device size hydraulic brakes, mobile robotics rationing every watt of battery capacity to pump hydraulics or pneumatics, and lightweight suspension components running longer travel and higher speed compression and rebound.  Seal performance initiatives focus on temperature, tensile strength for wear resistance, ease of assembly for tight bores, and friction reduction.  All while minimizing fluid loss for maximizing service intervals, and keeping outside contaminants away from the internals and sensitive valving.
Sealing high dynamic fluid power applications

Quality is woven into everything

Quality comes first with Darcoid.  Nothing moves without Quality’s approval.  Our team is driven to assure zero defects with control plans aligned to your quality process manual.  We utilize PPAP controls where possible to enforce and monitor manufacturing conformity. We secured ISO 9001 registration in 2002 and we continue to innovate, most recently we certified to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.  We recognize specific QA and regulatory requirements for mobility hydraulics industry applications including increasing demands of REACH, RoHS, WEII and other environmental directives as needed.  If you’re at all uncertain of your current seal supplier’s commitment to quality take our quick 5 question quiz to see where they stand.    

If you’re visiting this page because you are dealing with recurring quality escapes, please contact us and book time with our QA experts.  Our QA team has developed a wealth of seal quality expertise over the years.  We know where and how escapes can happen at every step of the manufacturing process and what controls need to be in place and verified.
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The best possible hydraulic seal?

In new product design processes, the integration of the sealing element(s) are frequently overlooked or considered an afterthought. Our technical team at Darcoid is driven to help you develop the best possible seal for your unique application. While FEA modeling is often a good starting point, our Test Bench team has developed considerable expertise in baselining and comparing breakout friction and seal efficacy in reciprocating rod applications.  We can compare incumbent seals with different prototypes giving you the empirical data you need to compress your own evaluation time.  Engage with a Darcoid applications engineer as early in your project as possible to assure your project timeline and budget stay on track.

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Identifying and Stopping Performance Creep

A critical part of your program’s success is making sure the seal that gets assembled in your product 5 or 6 years from now performs the same as the seal you qualify for production release.  Small omissions or assumptions in your control documentation can create major headaches in the future..  Darcoid Applications Engineers will teach you how to control  Seal Performance Creep so you can rest easy and focus on developing your next great thing!

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Delivered? on time

Our fulfillment and supply chain teams’ mantra is “wherever and whenever you need it, your shipment will be there”. With inventory forward positioned in the USA, Europe and Asia we keep your lines running wherever in the world your product is assembled.  Being easy to do business with is critical and everyone in our customer experience team is motivated and empowered to align with your business model to make that happen.

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Darcoid’s impact on your organization

Darcoid has been in business for over 75 years and over that time we have come to recognize one simple truth: The performance of your product is directly related to the quality and reliability of the seal. With those words in mind, we continue to innovate and collaborate with customers whose products change the world for the better.   To deliver meaningful and measurable value to your entire organization we have built and deployed the powerful Next Level® - by deliberately integrating with your teams in quality, seal technology, fulfillment services and growth strategy. True Partnership.

We’re looking forward to earning your trust and becoming your go-to seal solutions provider.

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