Regardless of all other critical design factors, if the basic composition of the O-ring material is not compatible with its chemical environment, the O-ring will eventually fail.
A primary step in O-ring selection, therefore, is to match your application's chemicals with the O-ring material that offers the best chemical resistance. To do this, refer to the Chemical Compatibility Table in section 6.
As the manufacturing industry evolves, so does the need and importance of automated measuring systems. At Apple Rubber, we conduct this task using the Micro-Vu Vertex Measuring Machine, more simply known as the Micro-Vu. Let’s walk through how it works.