Simrit Shifts Plate Seal Manufacturing to Ontario, Canada to Meet Aerospace Demand
- Jul 12, 2012
FARNBOROUGH, Hampshire, England -- To address increased demand from its aerospace customers and the resulting expansion of its plate seal product portfolio, Simrit - part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies - transitioned all of its plate seal manufacturing to its Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada facility recently. The facility, which produces plate seals and metal overmolded products, has the established resources and certifications to successfully accommodate the increased production.
"Our Nadcap-approved Tillsonburg plant is one of the most experienced facilities in the aerospace industry and has the design engineers, FEA resources and bonding expertise already established to support this expansion," said John Vettor, lead center manager - Tillsonburg, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies. "Further, the facility's focus on engines and high-temperature applications lends itself for this type of plate seal manufacturing."
The ISO9001-approved Tillsonburg plant designs and manufactures low pressure seals for many markets, including aerospace, appliance, energy and electrical, with a special focus on applications in extreme temperature, electrical and environmental situations. The facility was recently awarded United Technologies Corp.'s Supplier Gold status for the third consecutive year, as well as 3M's Superior Performance Award for the second time. The plant is certified to the AS9100 Revision C quality management system including design for the aerospace industry.
"With our continued and anticipated growth, we need to establish additional capacity to supply our plate seal customers across all industries, especially aerospace," said Vinay Nilkanth, vice president global sales aerospace, Simrit. "With the aerospace's industries unique material and process requirements, transitioning our plate seal manufacturing to the aerospace-compliant Tillsonburg facility was an ideal choice."
Plate seals are hybrid seals designed to incorporate the best features of flat gaskets and O-rings, while eliminating the drawbacks associated with each of those sealing methods. Plate seals originally gained their reputation for reliability by solving the critical sealing demands of the aerospace industry. Simrit's custom plate seal designs, combined with the seal's weight and performance benefits, make them an ideal choice for numerous aerospace applications.
Simrit is part of Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and offers an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreation markets. Simrit's global sales exceed $1.3 billion.
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