RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS
Continuous improvement: Innovation as the driver
GROUPE LATTY helps its customers to incorporate the technical innovations demanded by an increasingly competitive environment. Every day, a team of engineers focuses exclusively on developing new processes and designing new products that provide dynamic, semi-dynamic or static sealing.
Every year, 5% of GROUPE LATTY’s revenues are invested in the test laboratory at its plant in Brou. All products are tested in actual operating conditions in order to perfectly satisfy users’ needs. Whether it’s a question of reducing friction stress, facilitating the use of equipment while maintaining its efficiency, or reducing maintenance time, every effort is made to offer ever more innovative products. These efforts are rewarded when LATTY’s customers acquire their ISO 15848, API 622, 624 or 641 qualifications.
To this end, our engineers work tirelessly to develop new materials for packings and mechanical and static seals; to develop new friction surfaces, sealing products and solutions that withstand very high or low pressures and temperatures; to develop solutions that meet the latest applicable requirements, standards and directives; to extend the lifespan of equipment
For several years, the LATTY Group has invested in its own test and measurement laboratories on over 500 m² thus providing more than 15 test cells, equipped with precision measuring instruments: pressure from vacuum to 650 bar, temperature from -200 C to 650 C with possibility to create thermal shocks, speed: 0 to 6000 rpm, several helium mass spectrometers to measure leaks.
GROUPE LATTY has developed and patented the FILCOAT process that consists in impregnating single yarns with PTFE, re-impregnating them during final braiding operation with a mix depending on the intended use.
This process significantly reduces frictions and improves the lifespan of the equipment. Packings are made of various fibres such as aramid, graphite, PTFE, synthetic or vegetable fibres. They are available by the metre and in compressed or preformed rings in order to reduce production downtime.