Landing gear is one of the most critical parts in regards to functionality, providing the necessary stability and control of aircraft during takeoff, landing and moving along the aerodrome. Composing of three main elements - shock struts, wheels fitted with brakes, and a bracing system, the landing gear’s shock strut is an important piece as its main purpose is to reduce impact upon landing as well as help smooth irregularities when moving on the aerodrome ground. The shock strut is also one of the most demanding aerospace applications due to the combination of low temperature sealing requirements, high bottoming pressure within the strut, and side loads encountered during aircraft taxiing and turning.
Our OmniSeal® seals and Meldin® bearings offer superior performance in HVOF coated landing gear systems where conventional hydraulic seals suffer significant wear and fail to keep debris and contaminants out of pressurized systems. Our seals provide sealing control with excellent fluid pressure retention in landing gear systems that are exposed to extreme cold storage temperature (below -67°F or -55°C) and undergo rapid change in altitude during high altitude flights; they are designed to fit in standard AS4716 and MIL-G-5514 grooves and can be installed in open, split and closed grooves. Our focus on precise fit ensures that the landing gear works reliably every time.