stuffing box

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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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Product/Service/Works Keywords: Slade make packing gland type:3300g size:24 sq.
The vertical mixer design does not feature any shaft seals, bearings, packing glands or stuffing boxes in the product zone.
Fully split seals can be retrofit in place of packing glands without the removal of bearings or drive.
Double-arm mixer/extruder with roller bearings and split packing glands, and gear reducer of up to 200 hp.
Rotary joints: From rope packing to carbon graphite seals The first rotary joints were simple packing glands consisting of a rope packing compressed into a chamber and held there by a spring or gland nut.
They incorporate fully adjustable packing glands with removable housings that result in quicker accessibility, making shafts easier to clean and much quicker to maintain.
Fluoro-silicone rubber, on the other, hand must meet the requirements of the fluorosilicone elastomer specification, MIL-R-25988, and o-rings qualifying to this specification "are recommended for use in packing glands as specified in MILG-5514.