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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

Springs Help Doctors “See” During Spinal Surgery

A manufacturer of surgical instruments is using Bal Spring®, canted coil springs to give doctors new insight into critical spinal procedures.

Massachusetts-based Life Instruments Corp. has designed the springs into its Radiolucent Cervical Retractor. According to the company’s president and CEO, Larry Foley, the springs act as “markers” under x-ray, and allow for the integration of polymer retractor blades that offer improved visibility over traditional stainless steel.

“Standard retractors, which are made completely from stainless, can impede the surgeon’s ability to see critical areas during spinal surgeries,” says Foley. “We wanted to design a blade that would be invisible under x-ray, but we still needed to provide some visual reference for positioning purposes. The canted coil springs allow us to do that.”

During spinal procedures, surgeons use a cervical retractor to spread both the skin and muscles surrounding the spine in order to repair the vertebrae.

What’s New?

Soede Named to Head Bal Seal Engineering’s EMEA Region

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – U.S.A. – March 3, 2017 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has announced the appointment of Jan Soede to the position of General Manager, EMEA. In his new...MORE>>

3 Mar 2017

Webinar Addressing “Friction Factor,” Gimbal Sealing Challenges Posted

Foothill Ranch, Calif., – U.S.A. – December 21, 2016 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has posted an on-demand webinar session aimed at helping engineers understand...MORE>>

21 Dec 2016

Bal Seal Expands Line to Meet Demands for Large Tolerance Sealing

Foothill Ranch, Calif. – U.S.A. – August 8, 2016 – Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has expanded its line of sealing products to include the spring-energized PTFE “C-ring”...MORE>>

11 Aug 2016

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...MORE>>

30 Jun 2016