Tuesday 30th Nov, 2021

Ploughing along with that perfect sealing solution

The agricultural industry never sleeps. From planting season, to harvesting season, the need for production of food is steady. 

The agricultural industry never sleeps. From planting season, to harvesting season, the need for production of food is steady.

When harvest season arrives each year, Australian farmers must ready their equipment, all the while considering the weather cycle, soil conditions, and the environmental impact of their operation.

Farmers rely on technologically advanced equipment that can resist Australia’s extreme temperature and environmental conditions, whilst delivering the operator comfort. Reliable sealing solutions are imperative to prevent any unnecessary downtime that could accrue costs and have a negative impact on the product.

For the last 50 years, Seal Innovations has been supporting the agriculture segment to provide equipment that will ensure a smoother, less stressful ride during harvest season.

Raj Jadow is part of Seal Innovations’ expert team of product managers and engineers who work closely with aftermarket customers and OEMs to identify innovative sealing solutions.

According to Raj, agriculture machinery is continuously exposed to a variety of substances that can be organic or chemical in nature, so seals need to be designed to protect the equipment’s systems from any kind of contamination.

“Our sealing solutions are required to stand up to high-pressure performance demands, temperature fluctuations, dirt, moisture, corrosive greases and fuels. Then the harvest needs to be brought in from the dusty fields and the goods have to be transported from A to B very quickly. There is simply no time for an equipment failure or standstill,” says Raj.

Over the years, Seal Innovations has partnered with some of the top OEM agricultural equipment and machine manufacturers in the country to design, develop, and manufacture a wide range of sealing products for the agriculture segment. Their ability to offer customised sealing solutions for a variety of agricultural applications has been a reliable service to customers during peak harvest season.

“One of our customers had severe dirt ingress and premature bearing wear on their machine, which lead to development of custom-made seal for the coulters. We designed a cassette style seal coupled with stainless steel gamma seals which solved the problem,” says Raj.

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