Products We Developed
At Utex, we want to assist in the improvement of any industry we can. To that end, we try to fill the necessity vacuums that exit. We are a custom molding and sealing company. When our customers demonstrate a need for a product that is not on the market, we try to fill that need whether that is a more robust material or a better designed rubber element.
Utex, at our core, is a custom manufacturer of highly engineered specialty sealing solutions. Over our seventy years, we have created hundreds of sealing solutions and even now we have products available for a number of industries. We are continuously developing new materials where we think our knowledge and lead times can benefit the field. This is why we have developed injectable high durometer rubbers and bondable FFKM rubbers. We look to develop materials that can immediately impact production
Harsh conditions require exquisitely engineered solutions. In the demanding world of frac pumps, down time loses money at an astounding rate. Utex’s fabric wrapped D-seals do not nibble or tear like similar homogenous seals. While the rubber is flexing and sealing, the fabric protects the sealing face from wear. The seal lasts three times longer, allowing crews to go longer between changes. We have developed shock subs for the mining industry that can reduce vibratory acceleration in the X, Y, and Z direction by 30-65% which greatly reduce wear and tear to extend the life cycle of drilling components. These are products that were needed, but no one could develop a solution quite like Utex.
On Site Testing
Utex has ever expanding portfolio of testing and research support to assist in product development. Material scientists advise on component selections. Utex R&D facilities can conduct real world tests as well as computer generated FEA analysis. The ability to manage research on site means results are studied faster and Utex can respond to market needs with the agility necessary to be an industry leader.
Smoothdrill Shock Absorber
Open pit mining is done by drilling through solid rock formations which create high frequency vibrations. These vibrations can damage the drill mast and drive motor. While there was some vertical cushioning employed, it was not substantial. Utex increased the size of the dampener to provide increased vertical cushion as well as developing radial stress relief. By cushioning radially, SmoothDrill shock absorbers can significantly reduce the accelerations induced at the drill head.
UPAK Injectable packing
When the packing on a centrifugal pump deteriorates, seal debris can cause damage to the shaft. Down time from leakage and shaft repair can be costly. Utex designed injectable packing with maintenance in mind. With virtually leak-free operation and no auxiliary lubrication, UPAK can handle the harshest conditions. Downtime is extremely fast because UPAK is added via hydraulic injection gun. The pump does not need to be unloaded to repack.
We AccomplishedCase Study
Black Mamba In service packing sealing across ports, the standard solution was to use a bonded seal. Bonded seals work well until they wear, which can cause the seal to get suctioned into the port and necessitating the mandrel to be sent out for re-bonding. Utex developed the Black Mamba, a fabric wrapped O-ring. The Black Mamba is tear and abrasion resistant and able to pass over flow ports at higher pressure than bonded seals. Black Mamba seals allow demanding applications to go longer without service and utilize less time when it is necessary.
We specialize in Custom Sealing Solutions
By utilizing Utex’s extensive capabilities, we can provide a complete solution to your challenge
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