A X-Ring, while looks similar to O ring, with the cross section shape that conforms to X profile or 4 dove tail profile creates 4 contact surfaces. These shapes provide multiple contact points for sealing which provides redundant and secure sealing (twice as compared to normal O rings) suitable for most critical applications. Another improvement that X rings provides over O ring is reduced break out friction. X ring with its 4 contact surfaces mitigates risk of spiraling displacement of seal which is common with regular O rings if used in dynamic sealing applications (where rotary and reciprocal movements of parts needing sealing is involved).
Typical use of X Rings include:
- Hydraulic rods or plungers where reciprocal movements are common
- Rotating spindles or shaft where rotary movements are common
- Along with Bushings where radial or axial static seal is required
We also manufacture PTFE coated X Rings for our customers to provide excellent abrasive resistance. Please reach out to us at +1(317)548-8455 or submit our Request for Quote form.