Solving Problems with Chemicals


LOCTITE 515 : Seals Perfectly

LOCTITE® 515™  ( 22645 ) cures when confined in the absence of air between close fitting metal surfaces. It seals close fitting joints between rigid metal faces and flanges and will flex with minor flange movements. Provides resistance to low pressures immediately after assembly of flanges. Typically used as a form-in-place gasket for pumps, thermostats, compressors,  transmission housings and axle covers.

An owner of one wire rope company came to us for solving a critical problem. Without solving it, the only machine for making wire rope termination, the entire operation  would be stuck.

The wire rope terminal  press machine he had was encountered a severe  hydraulic oil leaking problem. Pressure of hydraulic  ( clamping force ) could not be built up to perform the clamping. Despite of changing the o-ring not so long ago, the hydraulic oil still leaked uncontrollable.

One contractor was called to fix the problem,  no failure is to be allowed this time. After examine the system, we proposed to seal with  LOCTITE 515  Gasket Eliminator.

The machine was dismantled again to seal with Loctite 515

The mating surface was later cleaned with SMARTS Fast Dry Industrial Cleaner. It is a power cleaner which clean oils, greases, and certain gasket and polymer residues.

The O-Ring was placed according to OEM Specs.

LOCTITE 515  formed a " Gasket " on the flange.

The hydraulic system was sealed perfectly and the machine was put back to operation.

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For easy part number identification:
Loctite 510 ( 30972 ), Loctite 515 ( 22645 ),
Loctite 518 ( 51831 ), Loctite 545 ( 30980 ),
Loctite 573 ( 57331 ), Loctite 574 ( 57435 )