MECO Shaft Seals, div. Woodex Bearing Company Inc.
Woodex Bearing Company manufactures Woodex® oil-impregnated wood bearings, and MECO® custom-engineered mechanical shaft seals in Georgetown, Maine. Woodex bearings are used in a variety of materials handling equipment, including screw conveyors and roll conveyors.
Products include three lines of standard hanger bearings, mechanical shaft seals, wood bearings, several roll end bearing profiles, and spherical bearings. Custom wood plane bearings are manufactured for a wide variety of shaft sizes and applications.
MECO mechanical shaft seals are used to seal dry powders, pastes, slurries, vapors, gases and fluids in many types of process machinery in these industries:
- Primary Metals
- Pulp & Paper
MECO split seals are famous for their “invisible” partlines. MECO engineers review each seal application individually and specify design and materials for optimum performance. The seals are then drawn to spec and custom-manufactured. MECO is the original high-runout shaft seal for dry powder process machinery, and remains the leader in the field.
A network of custom seal distributors and qualified resellers provide support services, from equipment measurement to seal installation and operator training. MECO’s engineering staff does telephone and email consultation, and can provide on-site technical support where needed to ensure customer satisfaction.
MECO seals are manufactured for screw conveyors, mixers, blenders, dryers, crushers and grinders, extruders, extractors and many other process machines.
MECO Custom Shaft Seals:
- Series AH & AP
- Series EA
- Series EX-Pac
- Series MECO-DR
- Series MECO-Pac
- Series OFS
MECO Custom-engineered shaft seals have solved some of the thorniest sealing problems industry has to offer. MECO Seals tolerate 1/4" and more of diametric runout, and eliminate the problems usually associated with mechanical packing. With packing, it's necessary to have perfect shaft alignment, with no eccentric rotation. Any eccentricity crushes the packing in one direction and opens a leak path 180 degrees away. As the operator tightens the packing gland repeatedly to compensate for leakage, product in the packing/shaft interface can burn. This results in excessive abrasive action which causes shaft fretting, and the process material can become contaminated with burned material and packing detritus. As the packing is tightened, torque loading is increased, and motor current increases.