Rotary seal, external sealing, Type RA

The external sealing rotary seal type RA is used as a double-acting seal for rotary unions, axes, actuators and shafts. The media used in these applications range from mineral oil-based hydraulic liquids, environment-friendly bio-oils and water to flame-resistant hydraulic liquids and air.

To create a lubricant reservoir and increase the surface pressure against the rod, one or two circumferential notches, depending on the profile cross section, are worked into the running surface of the PTFE profile ring.

With the PTFE profile ring, the rotary seal dynamically seals off the rod surface, and with the elastic O-ring, provides a static sealing between the profile ring and the groove base.

With different material combinations, it can be used reliably across the whole pressure, speed and temperature range while additionally ensuring stick-slip free running.


To ensure that the preload on the seal is maintained under sudden changes in pressure and in direction of motion, it can be provided with two radial notches on both sides.

Application media

  • Mineral oil-based hydraulic liquids
  • Water
  • Air
  • Environment-friendly bio-oils
  • Flame-resistant hydraulic liquids
  • Other media, depending on the O-ring material

Application range

Pressure: up to 30 Mpa (300 bar)

Speed: approx. up to 2 m/s

Temperature: – 30 °C to + +200 °C (depending on the O-ring material)


Surface finish

Roughness depthRaRt
Running surface≤ 0,3 µm≤ 3,0 µm
Groove base≤ 1,6 µm≤ 16,0 µm
Groove flank≤ 1,6 µm≤ 16,0 µm

Installation dimensions

Cylinder ø DGap size S
Standard designLight designGroove base ø DGroove width
L +0,2
Radius R10 Mpa max.30 Mpa max.Number of notchesO-Ring line ø
15,0 – 39,915,0 – 135,0ød – 4,92,20,40,150,101,78
40,0 – 79,914,0 – 250,0ød – 7,53,20,60,20,1512,62
80,0 – 132,922,0 – 460,0ød – 11,04,21,00,250,213,53
133,0 – 329,940,0 – 675,0ød – 15,56,31,30,30,2525,33
330,0 – 669,9133,0 – 690,0ød – 21,08,11,80,30,2527,0
670,0 – 900,0670,0 – 900,0ød – 28,09,52,50,450,328,4

PTFE profile ring material

Weitere mögliche Werkstoffe finden Sie in unserer PTFE-Werkstoffübersicht unter Downloads.

PTFE + bronze

The standard for hydraulic applications, good gliding behavior, particularly pressure and abrasion resistant, cannot be used in aqueous solutions or acids

PTFE + Glas-MoS2

Particularly good resistance to wear and abrasion, application is possible even with poor lubricating pressure fluids, in water and in water-oil emulsions

PTFE + carbon

Exceptional resistance to abrasion and extrusion; can be used in water-hydraulics

O-ring material

Nitrile rubber NBR: Temperature range − 30 °C to + 120 °C

Fluororubber FPM: Temperature range − 25 °C to + 200 °C

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