Fabric Reinforced Seals Overview
Fabric Reinforced Seals (FRS) were introduced by Johns Manville in the early 1980’s, and are widely known as JM Clipper Seals. These seals found a niche in the oil seal market because of their unique semi-rigid frame and ease of installation in the field. They are used as a viable option to replace metal case oil seals in the field because the proper installation tools for metal case oil seals are not readily available.
Because Fabric Reinforced Seals are not constructed from metal, concerns with rust and corrosion are eliminated. Damage during installation is circumvented and the composite material acts more like a gasket type seal making it effective when the bore is worn. The nonmetallic construction also allows for the seal to be split, if necessary.
Search Fabric Reinforced Seals with JM Clipper Seal Part Numbers
As a leading supplier of Fabric Reinforced Seals, Global O-Ring and Seal has created a part interchange system covering over 5,500 variations of JM Clipper seals. In the general search bar at the top of any page, JM Clipper Seal part numbers can be entered to return any matching cross-referenced parts.
In our online store, when Fabric Reinforced Seals are selected in the Product dropdown menu, the Clipper PN field allows for JM Clipper Seal part numbers to be entered and return a cross-referenced part. Alternatively, dimensions, style, and material can be selected to further narrow selection.
For more information or to request a quote on Fabric Reinforced Seals, please give us a call at 832-448-5550 or submit the Product Inquiry Form.SEARCH FOR FABRIC REINFORCED SEALS
Fabric Reinforced Seal Profiles and Part Numbers
Fabric Reinforced Seals feature an integral molded rubber fiber outer case and an elastomeric seal lip. Some profiles are loaded with a stainless steel spring, such as the C Profile (corresponding to JM Clipper Seal Style: LDS) shown below.
We have a unique part numbering system that starts with FRS, Size #, Profile, Material (if not Nitrile), and Durometer (if not 75). The following are examples of the part numbering system used for Fabric Reinforced Seals. The top Fabric Reinforced Seal part number is a C Profile made with 75 Durometer Nitrile. The bottom Fabric Reinforced Seal part number is a C Profile made with 90 Durometer Viton®. Both part numbers are the same size with the Size # corresponding to a Shaft of 3 inches, a Bore of 4 inches, and a Width of 0.562 inches.
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