Create understanding
Training Courses and Workshops

In our training courses for technical draftsmen and design engineers, users and maintenance personnel we explain the performance characteristics of various seals and sealing systems for rotating shafts in a comprehensive but practical manner using examples.

Also as in-house training
Small groups
Tailored to your work profile and practice-oriented through your questions


In our training courses, the following contents are explained and conveyed in a practical but comprehensive manner:

  • Operating principles and functions
  • Technical design and operation of seals
  • Valuable information about the special features of various applications
  • Comparison of performance characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of mechanical seals and radial lip seals with other sealing elements


Our training courses are suitable for technical draftsmen and design engineers, users and maintenance personnel and provide an overview of the various technical options for sealing rotating shafts. The number of participants is between 5 and max. 10 persons. Due to the relatively small number of participants, it is possible to deal with individual questions and special problems.

Contents of the training courses

All Relevant Topics in One Training Course

Various areas are relevant and must therefore be considered if rotary seals are to be understood, selected and used correctly. Therefore, we cover three main topics in our training courses.

Seals for rotary equipment


  • Design and operating principles
  • Constructive designs
  • Criteria for selection depending on the application
  • Performance ranges (sliding speed, temperature and pressure)
  • Comparison of different sealing systems
  • Standards and literature references
Exploit material properties correctly

Material Overview

  • Sliding materials for axial sliding surfaces
  • Sliding materials for radial sliding surfaces
  • Elastomer materials, PTFE compounds, graphites
  • Construction materials (steels and special alloys)
The application is decisive

Arrangement Options and Modes of Operation

  • Single sealing systems
  • Double seals in back-to-back and tandem design
  • Supply systems and monitoring devices
  • Compliance with ATEX and TA-Luft requirements
  • Assembly and commissioning
  • Examples of failure causes
Various areas of application

Applications and Practical Examples

  • Pumps
  • Conveying technology
  • Agitator and mixing technology
  • Fans and ventilators
  • Food technology
  • Vacuum technology
  • Rotary joints
Selecting correctly

Cost/Benefit Aspects of Optimum Seal Selection

  • Comparison between investment and runtime

  • Safety of the production process due to increased capital expenditure and enhanced effort in the mode of operation

  • Periodic maintenance effort in comparison to automized supply systems

  • Comparison of assembly efforts for component and cartridge seals

Key data


Your speaker

Dipl.-Ing. Harald Tobies

METAX Kupplungs- und Dichtungstechnik GmbH, Hungen



Date on request

Duration: 09:00 h to 17:00 h



At our company or as in-house training at your facility depending on the number of participants.