Lion Expanding Packing , Traditional, robust multi-lip packing
This heavy-duty packing set is
highly proven on industry’s most
arduous applications. It has a sealing
lip profile that is specially developed
to withstand the massive side loads
and high pressure peaks encountered
on forging presses and other large
It provides efficient sealing on heavy-duty
hydraulic systems and also gives ‘bearing’
support to the ram — which is particularly
beneficial when the ram is horizontal.
The ‘bearing’ role is a very successful
feature that relies on the use of deep rings
of robust construction to provide radial
support to a large ram.
A Lion? Expanding Packing set comprises
a heavy-duty gland ring/female adapter,
two or more intermediate rings, and a
header ring. All sealing rings have double
lips. A V-shape base on the intermediate
rings ensures that the packing responds
automatically to system pressure and
gives wedging action under gland
compression — which helps to keep
equipment in service, even with worn
bushes or rams.
The sealing rings are moulded with
an interference fit on the lips to give
effective sealing at low pressure, which
is augmented when system pressure
is applied. The gland ring has a heavily
reinforced base to resist extrusion;
and individual rings are of very robust
proportions to resist distortion under
heavy side loads and high pressure
• Robust multi-lip packing that withstands
heavy side-loads and pressure peaks.
• Available in split form for major
• Tolerates aggressive working conditions
to maintain plant efficiency.
• Extrusion resistant materials prevent
seal damage in housing clearances.
• Available with Self-aligning Gland
Ring (see page 39).
Traditional heavy-duty ram seal for forging
presses where high side-loads and pressure
peaks are encountered. Also for horizontal
extrusion presses where the sealing rings
will help to provide radial support.
• Maximum operating pressure:
• Temperature range (standard materials):
-20°C to +100°C (-4°F to +212°F).
• Maximum surface speed:
0.5m/s (98.4fpm). For higher speeds
please consult our Technical Support Team.
Materials of construction
Gland ring/female adapter
Standard material: heavy-duty cotton fabric
proofed with medium nitrile NBR.
Special materials: heavy-duty synthetic
fabric proofed with hydrogenated nitrile
(HNBR), butyl (IIR) or fluorocarbon (FKM)
Standard & Special materials: as for
Standard materials: Type 1 — nitrile/
styrene-butadiene blend of 100 IRHD;
Type 2 — moulded or machined nylon;
Type 3 — extruded nitrile of 90 IRHD.
Special materials: acetal; glass-loaded
PTFE; or nylon.
Standard materials are suitable for use
with most mineral-based hydraulic fluids,
and most fire-resistant fluids of the water/
oil or water/glycol types at temperatures
up to 100°C (212°F). Also resistant to
air, water and most lubricating oils and
Special materials considerably extend
the range of application in terms of
temperature, fluid compatibility and
abrasion resistance. Please ask our
Technical Support Team for further
(Also see Hydraulic sealing products —
Size charts, which can be downloaded
Split packing sets to suit standard
housing sections are available
without tooling charges for ram
diameters of 300mm to 1875mm,
and 12 inch to 74 inch.
We have a substantial library of mould
tools for split and endless sets. Other
sizes are manufactured to order, but
tooling charges may be incurred.
Fitting instructions are supplied with