RCF Technologies manufactures multiple types of gaskets to fit different applications. Standard gaskets are stamped from our own sheet stock in any thickness and configuration. Gaskets can be bonded to metal plates, to other materials or designed to be removable.
Gaskets create a mechanical seal between two connected parts or mated surfaces. They prevent fluid leaks and can also prevent the transfer of some types of energy. Custom gaskets can be manufactured in unique shapes, sizes, and dimensions.
Customized gaskets designed to meet specific customer needs are an integral part of RCF’s expertise. These include shim gaskets and single-fastener fire wall plumbing.
- Our shim gasket offers solutions to applications with narrow gaps, high pressures, many bolt holes, or any other situation causing extrusion or blow out for gaskets. Rishon® may be used to replace brittle materials such as graphite and graphoil, as well as high temperature materials like asbestos. By using a 1–10 mm shim faced with a single ply of Rishon brand material on either side, no extrusion or blow out is possible. In effect, it has the strength of a metal gasket but the sealing properties of rubber.
- Another specialty gasket offered by RCF is our single-fastener gasket used for plumbing firewalls. The overlapped split gives the user a completely fireproof seal while allowing easy access to the wire bundles or tubes being used. Single-fastener access minimizes not only weight, but also reduces installation and removal labor by more than half.
Our custom gaskets find use in a broad range of applications, such as:
- Engine seals
- Thrust reversers
- Ducting systems
- Plumbing firewalls
Thermal gaskets create a heat barrier between cylinder heads or other connecting parts. The material prevents or minimizes the transfer of heat. This facilitates use in the high-temperature applications commonly found in industrial sectors. At RCF, our staff can help to customize thermal gaskets for specific application needs.
Gasket seals have portions with different thicknesses, such as interior rings that can seal larger gaps and irregular shapes. The thicker interior seals provide additional protection against pressure and leaks because they can fit inside the joining parts instead of simply being compressed between two surfaces.
While some gaskets can be made from different materials based on their intended use, such as:
- Silicone foam
- Silicone rubber
- Silicone sponges
- Thermal interface pads
RCF normally manufactures gaskets from its’ own Rishon material. All of these gaskets are commonly used in industries such as appliances, electronics, HVAC, aerospace, and lighting.
Contact RCF Technologies today to learn more about our custom gaskets and other industrial parts.