SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Corp. has introduced a National heavy-duty oil seal technology that the company said offered maximum contaminant exclusion for the toughest wheel-end applications.
Available in March through leading commercial-vehicle parts distributors, the new National “Red” 37 Series wheel seal features Federal-Mogul’s exclusive National Dynamic Edge technology, a patent-pending innovation that deflects contaminants from the seal and other wheel-end components.
The National Dynamic Edge design consists of an integral sinusoidal wave that actively sweeps and propels environmental contaminants away from the seal face.
“The National brand’s Dynamic Edge technology brings an entirely new level of protection to the vehicle wheel-end,” said Laura Teste, product director, underhood products, Federal-Mogul. “Federal-Mogul engineers designed not only a fourth contaminant barrier point, but a feature that no other seal manufacturer has incorporated. The Dynamic Edge innovation will help fleets and owner-operators eliminate another leading cause of premature seal and bearing failure.”
In addition to the National Dynamic Edge technology positioned along the seal’s circumference, the new “Red” 37 Series seal features include a labyrinth design of four floating points of contact that lock out dirt and moisture and help ensure maximum service life, Teste said, adding that the spring-loaded sealing lip, manufactured from abrasion-resistant nitrile, delivers positive sealing with minimal shaft interference.
The seal’s unitized construction provides increased structural integrity, and a unique inside diameter and outside diameter design — featuring Federal-Mogul’s Sure-Lock technology — further resists contamination and prevents bore and shaft leaks, Teste said.
For more information, contact a National oil seals supplier, click on the “Aftermarket Solutions” link at www.federalmogul.com, or write to National Oil Seals Marketing, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033
The latest applications information for all Federal-Mogul products is available 24/7 through the www.FMe-cat.com electronic catalog.
Federal-Mogul Corporation is a global supplier of powertrain, chassis and safety technologies, serving the world’s original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty, agricultural, marine, rail, off-road and industrial vehicles, as well as the worldwide aftermarket.
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