• EXPERT ENGINEERING,

    COMPREHENSIVE TESTING.

  • COMPACT DESIGN,

    ULTRA-RELIABLE CONDUCTIVITY.

  • KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT & CAPACITY.

  • INTEGRATED DESIGN,

    PROVEN CONTACT TECHNOLOGY.

  • MORE FLEXIBILITY,

    MORE FUNCTIONALITY.

  • MORE EVEN WEAR,

    LONGER SERVICE LIFE.

Innovations Applied

Innovations Applied

Our LQR™ lock/quick release system allows for simple, reliable locking of parts in the primary position, and fast separation of parts in the secondary position. The LQR is ideal for use in quick-release electrical connectors, solder-free electrical connections, underwater connectors, satellite/orbital connectors, mechanical lock connectors, quick fasteners, fluidic connectors, and tamper-proof applications. Our Bal Contact™ electrical contacts can help effectively manage high, medium and low current in a wide range of applications. Together, these fastening and conducting technologies help design engineers create more efficient, reliable connectors and connection systems for a wide range of applications, including downhole tools for oil and gas exploration.

Our LQR™ lock/quick release system allows for simple, reliable locking of parts in the primary position, and fast separation of parts in the secondary position. The LQR is ideal for use in quick-release electrical connectors, solder-free electrical connections, underwater connectors, satellite/orbital connectors, mechanical lock connectors, quick fasteners, fluidic connectors, and tamper-proof applications. Our Bal Contact™ electrical contacts can help effectively manage high, medium and low current in a wide range of applications. Together, these fastening and conducting technologies help design engineers create more efficient, reliable connectors and connection systems for a wide range of applications, including downhole tools for oil and gas exploration.

Engineering Insights

Improving wind turbine design

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, wind capacity grew by 8% in 2014 and is forecast to increase by 12% in 2015 and by 13% in 2016. Bloomberg New Energy Finance further predicts that wind power will continue to grow with global installations adding a record 60 GW in 2015 alone. This is good news for the wind industry, but with growth comes increasing pressure to develop more reliable and efficient machines.

Wind turbines must withstand harsh internal and external conditions, including temperature and weather fluctuations, turbulence caused by wind gusts, variations in rotor speed, and repeated strokes of the blades. For the components that make up the turbine, durability is essential. Even the smallest components, such as seals and connectors, must endure changes in pressure and temperature while minimizing friction and wear inside the nacelle.

This article examines key considerations for selecting seals and connectors, and discusses the implications for wind-turbine designs.

What’s New?

Bal Seal Adds High-Temperature Materials for Petrochemical Equipment

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – U.S.A. – June 29, 2016 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has expanded its line of seal materials to include P78, a high-temperature, high-performance...

30 Jun 2016

Stoffer to Head Global Sales and Marketing at Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – U.S.A. – June 1, 2016 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., a leading designer and producer of custom sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI shielding components,...MORE>>

1 Jun 2016

New Catalog Describes Benefits of Spring-Energized Seals for Reciprocating and Static/Face Applications

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – U.S.A. – April 26, 2016 – A new technical catalog published by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. provides engineers and designers with detailed information about...MORE>>

26 Apr 2016

KEMA Testing Validates Use of Spring Contact Element Performance in High-Current Applications

Foothill Ranch, CA – March 31, 2016 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc., a leading producer of custom-engineered conducting solutions for equipment used in high-current applications, has...MORE>>

8 Apr 2016