durham oktoberfest uk seals

Join us at stand H39 for Durham Oktoberfest on October 19th at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe.

The event focuses on showcasing the Engineering and Manufacturing excellence across the North East and provides an annual opportunity for these sectors to come together and demonstrate both their individual and collective capability with the aim of meeting new contacts, strengthening their network and ultimately winning new orders and generating sales.

Public transport connects people across the world and with an increasing demand for metro, light rail, and more recently high speed rail such as HS2, rail transportation has grown to become one of the busiest modes of transport, particularly in urban areas. Since the arrival of Hitachi to Newton Aycliffe in 2015, the Rail sector has witnessed major growth. However, due to the budgets and constraints of governmental agencies and private companies, total life cycle cost is critical in railway maintenance. Efficient and effective cooperation between manufacturers, system and component suppliers is vital in order to reduce maintenance costs and significantly improving lifespan and performance.

UK Seals supplies a range of products specifically formulated to offer long term solutions for permanent elastic seals. Our range of components fit for these applications include:

  • Bogies
  • Gearbox
  • Spring Type Actuators
  • Auto Couplers
  • Spring Tread Brake Units
  • Hydrostatic Pumps and Motors
  • Air Blast Circuit Breakers
  • Air Brake Valves
  • Door Gear and Seal Kits for Actuators

Take a look at our Rail Industry Sealing Solutions Brochure to read about our product range.

Bellows (boots)

Single and multiple convoluted bellows are protective seals for socket joints, ball joints and articulated shafts. UK Seals supplies a wide range of standard sizes along with custom designs and materials for ultimate safety, extreme temperatures, and protection against the elements.

Packing cups

Packing cups or U-cups are a lip seal, named for the cross-section’s distinctive “U” shape. Packing cups or U-cups are popular in low-pressure applications where a low friction seal would be beneficial. As pressure is applied to the U-cup the seal experiences an increase in sealing force until it reaches the maximum pressure the seal can handle.

Guide rings (Wear rings)

Guide rings precisely guide the piston rod and piston within the cylinder, making it a very important part of the overall sealing system. The lifetime of the rod and piston seal would be greatly reduced without the guidance provided by this component.

Valve components

Valve components are integral to many harsh environment systems including safety-critical shut-off valves and compressor valves in railway braking systems. Valve components are comprised of aluminium, stainless steel, brass, or plastic, coupled with high-performance elastomers.

UK Seals offers a variety of valve components ranging from rubber seats and diaphragms to brass valve shutters and stainless steel assembled parts.


O-rings are used for effective sealing in many applications and prevent contamination into a controlled environment. They can be used in both static and dynamic applications.

O-rings are effective across a wide range of temperatures and pressures. However, selecting the right size and material of the seal for each application will help to increase the reliability and service life of the O-ring itself.

Rotary shaft seals

Rotary shaft seals are a high performance oil seals delivering exceptional wear and resistance to a variety of functions including aerospace, railway, power transmission, automotive, machine tools and fluid handling. These seals are resistant to harsh chemical environments and temperature extremes, and deliver exceptional durability over time.

Rubber to metal bonded parts

Rubber to metal bonding is an ideal process for manufacturing components and parts including; valve assemblies, shafts and rollers. Rubber is mechanically bonded to metal during the rubber moulding process. By combining components into one part rather than have two or three separate components not only results in potential cost savings, but also provides a more consistent and technically superior solution.

Advanced materials for demanding, safety-critical high specification applications

UK Seals supplies a variety of general and high performance elastomers to suit the vast majority of rail transport applications. Due to the high demands of Rail application environments, it is important that components are resistant to a wide range of chemicals. Materials are selected with the aim of reducing maintenance costs and equipment downtime by significantly improving seal lifespan and performance.

UK Seals offer advice and support with product development, design and selecting the right materials for the performance requirements of each unique application.

For more information on our range of rail sealing solutions, please

Anybody who is attending, we hope to see you there and we look forward to meeting all the visitors and fellow exhibitors!