Our Production Process
High Quality Materials
Selection of over 2,000 materials
Using the latest design and cutting technologies we ensure the best fit for your requirements
Superior Quality Control
All products are manually checked at each step of the manufacturing process
Material Selection and Specification
There are many materials that may be used to make a gasket. The material selection will depend on the required functionality of the gasket and its operating conditions.
The compound of the gasket must be selected to be compatible with operation conditions of the flange, namely:
Characteristics of the material being conveyed, for instance oils will attack some compounds and not others and similarly the same can be said for bases and acids
Condition of the flanges; their surface finish and alignment. If the surface finish of the mating flanges is poor and/or they are poorly aligned a softer and/or thicker gasket material may be considered.
The possibility of the material being contained by the gasket material, for instance only a few products are approved for food and/or potable water.
Generally thinner gaskets seal better than thicker gaskets and the gasket thickness selected will usually depend on:
Condition of the flanges; their surface finish and alignment. If the surface finish of the mating flanges is poor and/or they are poorly aligned a softer and/or thicker gasket material may be considered
In other applications such as for heat shields, electrical insulators, diaphragms, other properties and parameters are important and the selection criteria for each may vary significantly.
Through a variety of manual, automatic and digital machines Universal Gaskets ensures the highest quality products in short delivery times. Universal Gaskets prides itself on the re-investment in technology for continued improvement in the final product. Our staff have years of knowledge with these machines and day in day out work towards improved quality.
During the manufacturing process the product will go through a minimum 3 quality control checks before the final product is dispatched. Universal Gaskets continuously invests in training staff to make sure all staff have the best knowledge to complete their job to the highest levels. Staff are cross educated across multiple jobs and machines, this prevents delays in manufacturing, ensures the correct material is always being used and that quality control is maintained.
Once a quotation has been accepted and a purchase order has been provided the job is scheduled. In some custom instances a die will be created or a technical drawing will be uploaded to the systems. Once this is completed materials are picked and assigned the job number and sent to the allocated machine where the materials are signed of for QA. The materials are then set to be cut by the operator, for first time productions, these are signed off after the first cut product to ensure all dimensions are correct. The operator will then continue to cut the remainder quantity for the order, check the final product and then send to dispatch. At dispatch the all aspects of the final products are re-checked, including, dimensions, material, quality and quantity. The product is then packed and invoiced where goods can either be collected or our couriers will collect for delivery.