Cheshire Leather U.K Ltd manufacture a wide range of Leather Washers for many different market sectors which include:-Automotive, Marine, Construction, Industrial to name a few. We can manufacture standard round Leather Washers to square / rectangle in design which can incorporate holes / slots along the side flanges. We have an extensive tool catalogue for many different shapes and sizes and are able to commission a tool for a charge, if we do not have the desired size. We cater for large or small batch quantities to one off hand cut gaskets.
We only use the best quality hides, primarily cattle hides and are able to offer other types including Buffalo which has high abrasive properties especially for polishing steel. We manufacture from traditional vegetable tanned to chrome re-tan depending on the leather washers application. We are able to split leather to the desired substance to suite the exact purpose, as we stock extensive raw leather hides. We are able to supply Leather Washers in thickness from 1mm -8mm thick.
Leather Cup Washers:-
We manufacture Leather Cup Washers to a very high standard to meet all your sealing needs from hydraulic to water and air applications. We are able to produce Leather Cup Washers from vegetable tanned leather which is ideal for water applications like the traditional Victorian Water Pump. We also produce from heavily dressed Chrome and Chrome re-tan leather for hydraulic applications. Cup Washers work by expansion:-by applying significant pressure until the sides of the cup comes into contact with the outer housing. The greater the pressure the more it forces against the housing making the seal. Leather makes for an ideal seal due to its natural properties.
Leather U Seals:-
These seals have a simple principle to Leather Cup Washers and are often used at a top of a cylinder when a ram needs sealing. Pressure is extended in the internal U design forcing pressure onto the ram to make the seal. We are able to produce these packings in heavy waxed Chrome Leather, or re-tan for high temperature applications. To produce this product we require the outside (O.D), inner dimension (I.D), up stand and the approximate leather thickness / application.
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