DuPont™ Vespel® In New Generation of High Pressure Test Equipment for Transmission Components
Application Profile DuPont™ Vespel® SP-2515
Vespel® SP-2515 Seal Rings
Seal rings made of DuPont™ Vespel® SP-2515 provide long life under extreme conditions in new transmission component test equipment.
Application Description Automax Co., Ltd. adopted Vespel® SP-2515 seal rings in a new generation of high pressure test equipment used to evaluate automatic (AT) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) clutch units at the extremes of pressure and speed.
Benefits to Customer Vespel® seal rings were selected for superior durability and reliability over the entire range of tested oil pressures and rotational speeds. The dimensional stability and microcut gap technology of Vespel® seal rings provided the ability to precisely control leakage at the extremes of oil temperature and pressure.
Material Selected and Why Vespel® SP-2515 is a unique polyimide composition and provides:
low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) for dimensional stability and precise leakage control over a wide temperature range;
AT & CVT Clutch Unit Test Equipment
Oil Pressure: 3 MPa
Speed: 8000 rpm
Direct Customer Automax Co., Ltd. 4-28-13 Azusawa, Itabashi-ku,Tokyo 174-0051 Japan http://www.automax.co.jp
low wear against aluminum, even when contamination particles are present;
low friction in lubricated environments for lower torque loss and improved component efficiency;
high thermal conductivity and high PV (pressure x velocity) limits which allow for higher operating pressures and shaft speeds.