The future of pump shaft sealing - KlickFix® - our sequentially deployable sealing system.
An innovative alternative to compression packing or mechanical seals for pump shaft sealing.
What is it?
KlickFix is a new alternative to mechanical seals and compression packings. A simple, highly cost-effective solution that is easy to fit, KlickFix can be refurbished on-site in a matter of minutes and has the potential to significantly out-perform traditional mechanical seals and compression packings.
How does it work?
At the heart of KlickFix is an innovative system for deploying individual lips in sequence. Multiple low friction PTFE lips are stored within the cartridge body until required and then can be activated in a matter of seconds without any need for strip-down or equipment adjustment, preventing leakage and bringing pumps back into service with minimal process interruption. Low friction seal contact means greatly reduced requirement for flush - (Non-abrasive applications may not require flush at all).
Where is it used?
KlickFix sequentially deployable sealing cartridges are currently available for standard centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, handling liquids and solutions of virtually any type and viscosity. Shaft sizes currently available: 38mm to 120mm/1 ½" to 4 ½". Ideal specification for the running surface is 0.1 to 0.4μmRa surface finish and 60HRC hardness.
Removing the need for large volumes of flush water that can be required by mechanical seals and replacing the risk of sudden catastrophic failure with controlled, predictable performance the KlickFix system also eliminates potential shaft wear and the need for the continual adjustment and tightening associated with compression packings. The KlickFix system is tolerant of dry running, needs no adjustment in operation, requires no specialist tools or expertise to fit and can be simply and quickly refurbished on site.