Are Your Electrical Enclosure Gaskets a Safety Hazard?

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber
Red, black, and white electrical enclosure gaskets

From meters to fuse boxes to enclosed lighting, you’re surrounded by electrical components on the job. Most of them have gaskets just inside the electrical enclosure to stop outside particles from getting into the wiring compartment. But are your current gaskets the right fit and material for your work environment? Do they protect your electrical […]

What’s the Difference Between a Gasket and a Seal?

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber
Assorted gaskets and seals

It is a common misconception that gaskets and seals are the same thing. While it is true they perform similar functions in preventing leaks, gaskets and seals have distinct applications. Generally speaking, gaskets serve as a static seal between flat surfaces, such as joints, while seals are used in more dynamic environments between active components […]

3 Keys to a Functional Gasket

Gaskets, Specialty Rubber, Tips
3 Keys to a Functional Gasket

Environment – Design – Style Frequent gasket replacement is frustrating and costly in machine downtime. It can leave you wondering if there is something that could be done to improve the gasket. The problem can be as simple as making a better gasket. That process starts with examining the environment your elastomer will see, the […]