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Advisory services – first-hand sealing expertise

Seals are components with a frequently underestimated technical importance. At the same time, it is impossible to dismiss their system relevance. If a seal fails, vehicles can break down or whole production and work processes can be paralysed. In extreme cases, hazardous situations can arise and damage can be done to the environment. This makes it all the more important for the function-relevant parameters such as materials, design, and fitting method to be chosen correctly when you are selecting the sealing solution.


  • Technical advice
  • Our know-how
  • Technical support

Our know-how for your projects, ideas and visions

For more than 90 years, our company’s core competence has been the development and manufacture of metallic seals. During this time, we have developed an extensive sealing expertise. We use these experiences to supplement our service with comprehensive advisory services regarding sealing design and sealing materials. Whatever sector you work in, we will support you as a development partner and accompany you from the construction of the prototype to the finished product.

Technical advice for manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers (tiers)

The systems used by the OEMs and their suppliers are becoming increasingly complex and the need for advice is steadily rising. As the possibilities of the sealing technology are almost just as varied as the requirements facing the systems themselves, it is not that easy to the find the right seals for the respective application.

We offer OEMs our technical advice right from the development phase in order to determine the optimal sealing solutions with respect to functionality and costs at an early stage. Early advice also avoids the risk of the sealing function failing.

We offer the companies in the supplier industry support in sealing matters in dialogue with their OEM customers.

We do not only provide support remotely. Our technical consultants come directly to you to examine your application and help you to find solutions with our sealing expertise. We will also be happy to accompany you in person to our OEM customers.

Our service spectrum in the area of “sealing expertise” includes, amongst other things:

  • accompanying the entire development process,
  • accompanying suppliers to the end customer,
  • validating customer-specific specifications,
  • working out alternative sealing proposals,
  • working out new sealing solutions.

New solutions are not necessarily more expensive

Progress cannot be stopped and neither can the further development of sealing technology. Whilst standard seals according to DIN 7603, for example, have done good work in the automotive sector over many years, highly automated screw fastening processes or constricted installation spaces lead to the position of the seal lacking precision due to wide tolerance ranges, which means that the seal is no longer reliably tight.

In such cases, we make every effort to find an alternative solution. Sometimes, it is sufficient to choose a different sea model. Sometimes, however, it is necessary to develop an individual sealing solution. This does not automatically mean that it will be more expensive. Many of the present-day standards are former customer-specific solutions that were developed at some point due to the growing complexity of the respective fields of application.

By contributing our sealing expertise to your customer-specific applications, we will help you to achieve a more technically sound, yet economical solution. Who knows – perhaps a seal developed specifically for your purposes will set the standards of tomorrow.

HUFA advisory services provide real value added

Our understanding of the requirements and challenges of your sector in conjunction with our far-reaching experiences relating to sealing technology enable us to provide comprehensive, economically oriented advice. We will work with you to find the optimal seal or to develop new sealing solutions in consideration of modern material developments. Contact us today and benefit from our sealing expertise.

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  • Hugo Fassbender Dichtungsgesellschaft mbH
    Linde 13
    51399 Burscheid

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