Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet cutting is commonly used to produce two-dimensional gaskets from thicker and/or tougher materials. It is beneficial in a variety of scenarios, depending on the quantity of parts produced, the material utilised, the intricacy of your design, and the speed with which you need the components supplied. EMI Seals and Gaskets Ltd uses the most advanced technology available to cut nearly any product to accurate specifications utilising the power of Waterjet Cutting.

Water Jet Cutting Process and the technology behind it

Water jet cutting is a method of cutting through a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, rubber, and composites, using a high-pressure jet of water. A high-pressure pump pressurises water from 60,000 to 90,000 psi before passing it through a tiny aperture, generating an ultra fine, high-velocity jet of water.
The precision and accuracy of this technology are attributable to the employment of high-resolution cameras, sensors, and other advanced technologies that ensure the water jet follows the set course.
Since the water jet is so strong, it can cut through dense materials with exceptional precision while leaving a smooth and burr-free edge. This is accomplished by guiding the water jet with the use of a computer-aided design (CAD) tool that maps out the material’s cutting route.

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Rapid Prototyping - CNC machining

Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping assists businesses in turning ideas into genuine proof of concepts, progressing these concepts to high-fidelity prototypes that appear and function like final goods, and guiding items through a succession of validation steps toward mass manufacturing.
Simply said, rapid prototyping could alter the way you conduct business. Designers and engineers can use rapid prototyping to generate samples directly from the CAD data quicker than ever before, as well as make quick and frequent adjustments to their ideas based on practical testing and feedback.

What is rapid prototyping?

Rapid prototyping (RP) uses multiple manufacturing processes to quickly manufacture a real item directly from its CAD model data. Rapid prototyping may be utilised for any component or sub-component at any point of the product development cycle. To get the intended portion, prototyping can be performed several times during the new product design process utilising test data. Continue reading “Rapid Prototyping”

EMI Seals Gaskets Free Design

Complimentary Seal and Gaskets Design Service

Sealing and shielding solutions are complicated systems whose operation and service life are determined by a number of variables. These include interactions between particular system components and the various application running circumstances.

Client collaboration is at the heart of EMI Seals & Gaskets as a company and as part of our service, we offer complimentary seal and gasket design and consultation. We offer this and work this way to ensure the specific requirements of our clients and potential clients are met.

EMI Seals and Gaskets Ltd is UKAS ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO45001:2018 design certified; our industry professional staff captures customer requirements and converts them into specific designs.

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DetectElast Elastomers

DetectElast Elastomers

If you are involved in production or production equipment for the Food, Beverage, Pharma/Bio & Life Science Industries industry you will be acutely aware of the necessary Health & Safety legislation that governs the use of Seals, Gaskets, O Rings, and similar items. 

Certifications – EU1935: 2004, FDA 21 and NSF / ANSI 51

EMI Seals & Gaskets Ltd offer a wide range of sealing products that are certified to meet these requirements including EU1935: 2004 and FDA 21 CFR part 177 Section 2600 Allowable Substances. We also have our own NSF / ANSI 51 certification for Seals and Gaskets that come into direct contact with food on equipment and follow the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles and application guidelines. 

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Environmental Door Seal

C Wrap – Environmental seal and Shielding seal Combination

Birth of C-Wrap

If you make or are involved in Cabinets, Enclosures or Doors do you find that you have to make two or even three different configurations, depending on whether your client wants an environmental seal, a shielded seal or a combination of both.

Traditionally you might have fitted a sponge strip, or you use a form in place gasket for the environmental seal or finger stock for shielding or a combination of sponge strip and finger stock or maybe a knitted wire and sponge arrangement top meet the combination of both.

Problem with traditional sealing methods:

The trouble with this is time, planning and money, having to alter your principal design every time a client wants something slightly different, and having to hold stock of different seals and gaskets and expensive shielding materials.

What happens if the client then wants a V-0 fire rating or an ATEx/IECEx approval or a DEF-STAN grade or they need multiple gland plates or access plate covers that need Sealing and Shielding?

One company has a simple, cost effective, easily fitted and highly adaptable solution that can fulfil all your requirements and more.

  • V-0 fire rating – no problem,
  • ATEx/IECEx approval – no problem or
  • DEF-STAN grade – no problem.

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Importance of UKAS ISO (Re)certification

UKAS ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 recertified

EMI Seals and Gaskets is constantly aiming to uphold the industry’s best standards in Value, Quality, Safety & Health, Services, Delivery, Technologies, and the Environment. In order to ensure that these aims are meet we recently decided to recertify our ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 standards with Interface, a UKAS accredited certification body.

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Not All Rubbers Created Equal - EMI Seals and Gaskets

Not all rubbers are created equal

Why Test houses want full disclosure of elastomer contents and why you should too!

Commercial Quality Rubber and Regrind, Do you really know what you’re buying?

When you buy rubber sheet or specify Rubber parts you usually say “I want X rubber in Y hardness” but do you question your supplier as to where your rubber was made and what’s its composition. Unless you specify a specific rubber grade like BS2751 or BS2752 you will be quoted and given Commercial Quality Grade Rubber and that’s where your problems could be starting, Do You Really Know What You Are Buying? Continue reading “Not all rubbers are created equal”

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Toxic smoke inhalation – the Silent Killer

Importance of UL94 V0 certification for Seals, Gaskets, and Mouldings

Were you aware that people are much more likely to die from smoke than burns during a fire?

Toxic fumes obstruct eyesight, irritate the eyes and lungs, and makes it difficult to breathe. Mental capacity loss, dizziness, fear, and finally unconsciousness leading to death are the end consequences of inhaling toxic smoke. The London Kings Cross fire incident in 1987 is one such example, the official findings stated that, “A jet of flame roared into the ticket hall, which quickly filled with toxic smoke so that even many of those who escaped the flames were overcome and died” (1), all because of toxic smoke inhalation.  Statistics reveal that 41% of fire-related deaths in the UK (2) were caused when people were overpowered by gas, smoke, or poisonous fumes. Continue reading “Toxic smoke inhalation – the Silent Killer”

Joscar Registered

JOSCAR supplier accreditation

Do you have responsibility for the Design, Specification or Purchase of Seals, Gaskets, O Rings or Shielding products for any piece of equipment or application?

How do you know who to contact? A search engine will give you endless companies to choose from, but who you can rely on? Who will ensure the quality, service, design, product range and competitive edge that you need to guarantee?

In a world where everything is changing and evolving, including the requirements of your own products, how do you ensure that you are using the best designs, materials and expertise to keep your products not just up to date but actually ahead of the competition. Please read below.

In the Aerospace, Defence, Security & Space sectors a group of the industry leading companies came up with a simple solution, the Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register or JOSCAR.

JOSCAR is a collaborative platform for industries and vetted suppliers. It serves as a consolidated repository of compliance information and pre-qualification of trusted suppliers in the defence, aerospace, military, and security industries.

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EMI Seals and Gaskets Oscillating Knife Cutter

New Oscillating Knife Cutter

New Oscillating Knife Cutter Adds Greater Versatility

EMI Seals and Gaskets Ltd is pleased to announce that we have just taken delivery of our new oscillating knife cutter to add to our machinery stable.

It is the perfect complement to our waterjet and hydraulic press die-cut machines.

Our state-of-the-art continuous feed oscillating knife cutter has a 3m x 2m bed, a range of interchangeable heads including Stanley knife, drag knife, creasing knife, and kiss cutting knife, is fitted with a digital camera and is able to cut materials up to 50mm thick.

It repeatedly cuts with exacting precision, to within +/- 0.1mm on many materials.

Engineered to cut hard materials such as compressed non-asbestos, steel inserted graphite, hard rubber, cross-linked PE foams, composites, plastics, equally as well as softer more delicate materials such as foams, sponges, paper, and graphite. The continuous feed belt makes it ideal for long runs as well as lower quantity runs and special one offs.

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