Industries & Applications
Mineral extraction and processing environments need fluid sealing products and other components that can safely withstand the harshest levels of abrasion and aggressive chemical action.
At James Walker, we have well proven ranges of products especially for these areas of operation.
- Compression Packings
- Wear Resistant Rubber Linings
- Flange Gaskets and Sheet Jointings
- Bolting Technology
- Hydraulic Sealing Products
- Radial Lip Seals
90% of all bolted joint failures can be attributed to low tension on installation. Achieving and maintaining the correct tension will eliminate failures from fatigue, vibration loosening, structural slip and pressure containment. RotaBolt® technology is the science of measurement, t accurately measures tension so that it can be correctly achieved, maintained and monitored. With the right joint design, component quality and installed tension, integrity of the bolted joint is assured.
We manufacture an extensive range of packings that caters for all known operating conditions with valves, rotary or reciprocating pumps and similar plant. Our Arasele®, Duramid®, Hornet and Ramiex gland packings have been specifically developed to cope with abrasive slurries and chemical environments in the mineral processing sector. In addition, our large (50mm and 75mm square) section packings are used to solve gearbox sealing problems on big rotary kilns.
Geoflex Red HD is a high-strength wear-resistant elastomer that incorporates all the benefits of existing 'red rubber' quarry lining materials - and introduces several key performance improvements.
Geoflex Grey has all the characteristics of Geoflex Red HD, with the additional benefit of improved resistance to ozone.
Our Metaflex® spiral wound gaskets are widely used in nickel processing plants. More generally, we produce precision cut gaskets to any shape, size or complexity from any sheet material, using computer-controlled abrasive waterjet and laser systems that work directly from CAD files. Our sheet jointings cover virtually all fluid handling requirements in ranges of compressed fibre materials.
RotaBolt® stud and bolt tension monitoring systems are accurate to ±5%. These are used across all industry sectors where the failure of a bolted system could have serious health and safety, environmental or financial consequences.
RotaBolt load indicating fasteners are recommended for structural, mechanical and flange tightening applications.
Our family of hydraulic sealing products covers virtually every hydraulic application. Ranges of rod/gland seals, piston seals, wipers and bearing strips suit the most accurate instruments and control actuators up to the heaviest extrusion and forging presses, jacks and cylinders. All these products are designed and proven to give optimum equipment performance with long trouble-free operating life.
Our high efficiency Walkersele® radial lip seals have been widely used with great success on the gearboxes of rotary kilns for many years. This range of rotary seals is exceptionally well proven for bearing protection in abrasive and chemically aggressive environments. Our Walkersele Aflas is specifically developed to withstand the rigours of chemical pulping lines, and Walkersele Ultraglide provides highly extended sealing life when working at high speeds and temperatures in abrasive environments.