New Guide Describes Benefits of Bal Seal Capabilities

A new guide highlights the benefits of collaborating with Bal Seal Engineering Inc. to develop sealing, connecting, conducting and EMI shielding solutions.

Using photorealistic images, the four-page guide describes how the company’s precision-engineered Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring® is employed as a seal energizer or stand-alone electrical-mechanical component to improve overall equipment performance and reliability. The guide can be downloaded free of charge from the company’s website at Requests for free printed copies can be e-mailed to

The Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring®, a current-carrying, locking, latching and holding solution already at work in thousands of critical applications worldwide, is available in a broad range of coil heights and materials. Its unique design enables it to maintain a nearly constant force over a broad compression range, compensating for large mating tolerances and temperature changes without significant deviation from its initial force. Each coil in the spring works independently, maintaining contact with the mating surface and ensuring maximum conductivity. The versatile component allows designers to engineer specific insertion and breakaway forces, and it also functions as an EMI/RFI shielding and grounding element.

When used as an energizer in seals made from PTFE, UHMWPE and other specially formulated polymers, the Bal Seal Canted Coil Spring® ensures more even, consistent wear and longer service life in rotary, reciprocating, oscillating and static applications.

The new guide uses detailed insets and application callouts to provide the reader with a “virtual look” at where and how Bal Seal’s products work in oil and gas, alternative energy, power transmission and distribution, automotive, medical devices, and aerospace and defense equipment.