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stuffing box

[′stəf·iŋ ‚bäks]
(engineering)
A packed, pressure-tight joint for a rod that moves through a hole, to reduce or eliminate fluid leakage.

stuffing box

A packing gland surrounding a shaft to prevent leakage; commonly used on water pumps.
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A member of the Smiths Group plc, John Crane is the world's leading supplier of sealing systems and associated products, including mechanical seals, mechanical packing and sealing support systems as well as power transmission couplings and centralized lubrication systems.
In addition, Garlock Mechanical Packing has been receiving certificates of excellence for its safety performance annually since 1989 from the Rubber Manufacturers of America.
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Garlock Mechanical Packing, based in Palmyra, New York, is a leading producer of sales, gaskets, packings and expansion joints for industrial applications.
Burdulis, president of Garlock Mechanical Packing, noted, "This acquisition, if completed, would complement our existing line of sealing products.
1, 1995--Garlock Mechanical Packing has agreed in principle to acquire the assets of the metallic gasket business based in Houston, Texas, from Furon Company (NYSE:FCY).
He left in 1979 to become president of Carlisle Motion Control Industries and Carlisle Tire and Rubber Company before rejoining Coltec Industries as President of the Garlock Mechanical Packing Division in 1985.
Improved results were achieved by Quincy Compressor, Garlock Bearings and Delavan Commercial; while lower sales and operating income were reported by Central Moloney Transformer and Garlock Mechanical Packing.
New York, NY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 6, 1995--The Mechanical Packing Division of Garlock Inc, a subsidiary of Coltec Industries (NYSE:COT), has reached an agreement with AlliedSignal Inc.
The earnings improvement in the Industrial segment reflects primarily increased sales at Quincy Compressor and Garlock Bearings and cost reductions at Delavan Commercial and Garlock Mechanical Packing.
He retains his responsibility as president of the Mechanical Packing Division of Garlock Inc, a Coltec subsidiary based in Palmyra, New York.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 22, 1994--Garlock Mechanical Packing, a division of Coltec Industries' Garlock Inc subsidiary, has been designated as the sole supplier of valve stem packing for all British Petroleum plants in Europe.