About Airtomic ® - Sealing Solutions

The Airtomic Story
Airtomic Guaymas In 1888 Charles Lee Cook founded The C. Lee Cook Company in Louisville, KY producing the first metallic packing used on piston rods for locomotives and steamships. In time the C. Lee Cook Company designed and manufactured a variety of sealing ring products and went on to become a founding company of a multi-billion dollar manufacturing conglomerate and was then consolidated into Cook Airtomic.

In 2001 Cook Airtomic relocated to Jeffersonville, Indiana producing piston rings, sealing rings, tubes, ducts, and manifolds, for the aerospace and defense, power generation and nuclear energy markets. In 2002 Cook Airtomic joined Sargent Aerospace and Defense and was renamed Airtomic.

Airtomic - Sealing Solutions

Today, Airtomic operates out of the following facilities:
  • Manufacturing facility in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico supporting piston rings and sealing rings
  • Manufacturing facility in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico supporting commercial hydraulic actuation component and assembly manufacturing
  • Engineering and business management functions are located in Tucson, AZ at the Sargent Aerospace and Defense facility

Today, as part of the RBC Bearings group of companies, Airtomic continues our unrelenting focus on customer service and continuous improvement. This focus combined with our engineering, design, and qualification testing expertise, has distinguished us as the top manufacturer of piston rings, and sealing rings to the aerospace and defense, power generation, and nuclear energy markets.

Airtomic - Sealing Solutions, Guaymas Mexico Airtomic’s Sealing Solutions, located in Guaymas, Sonora Mexico, is ISO9001:2015, AS9100D accredited, and NADCAP certified for heat treatment, non-destructive test (NDT), dry film lube, and non-conventional machining. Airtomic was awarded Raytheon Technologies Supplier Goal in 2010, 2012, and 2020. Airtomic supports both OEM and aftermarket customers. Airtomic’s seal rings are used in aircraft and industrial gas turbine engines, aircraft, landing gear, and nuclear power generation. Airtomic also produces hydraulic actuators for commercial aircraft. Materials used include Inconel®, Hastelloy®, Waspaloy®, Nitronic®, Stellite®, Haynes® 25, 300 & 400 series stainless, aluminum nickel bronze, and engineered plastics.

Airtomic’s Sealing Solutions, located in Guaymas, Sonora Mexico, is ISO9001:2015, AS9100D and NADCAP certified for heat treatment, non-destructive test, dry film lube, and non-conventional machining. Airtomic supports OEM and aftermarket customers, and was the first supplier in Mexico to receive the UTC Supplier Gold Award.

“Airtomic is a ‘stand out supplier’ and ‘it’s clear customer service is priority’ we are ‘more than happy.’”
–Pratt and Whitney
Experts in the Industry
Airtomic prides itself on being a company that solves our customer’s toughest design problems. Airtomic’s highly experienced team provides innovative and out of the box thinking to provide world-class solutions ensuring quality, delivery, and satisfaction for our customers.

We invite you to contact Airtomic for more information about our full range of piston ring and sealing ring products, and capabilities.



Products

Our Products

Wire Retainer Rings, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures wire retainer rings for use in gas turbine engines. These rings often have tabs for retention.

Wire Retainer Rings are used in gas turbine engines for:

  • Aircraft
  • Rotorcraft
  • Land based power generation
Airtomic Wire Retainer Rings are made to the same exacting standards as our piston rings ensuring ease of installation and operation.

Secondary Seals, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures secondary seals for main shaft bearing face seals. These seals often have pressure relief grooves on the sealing faces to reduce friction and wear.

Secondary Seals are used in gas turbine engines for:

  • Aircraft
  • Rotorcraft
  • Land based power generation
Secondary Seals are primarily made from alloyed gray iron. Airtomic offers our proprietary alloy 01-521 with superior wear resistance.

Spacers, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic manufactures a large variety of machined axisymmetric parts to exacting customer specification requirements. These parts typically have precise requirements for width and flatness.

Spacers are found in gas turbine engines in a variety of locations:

  • Shaft bearing assemblies
  • Lubrication systems
  • Precise positioning of structural components
Airtomic has materials expertise and machining processes required to produce these parts to exacting standards.


Butterfly Disk Seal Rings, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures a variety of seal types used to seal pneumatic butterfly disks. These rings often have anti-rotation features to keep the ring in place.

Butterfly Disk Seal Rings are used in pneumatic valves in aircraft bleed air and environmental control systems such as:

  • Engine Bleed Valves
  • Engine/APU start valves
  • Pressure relief and shutoff valves

Airtomic has extensive experience in material selection and ring design that offers superior ring life and leakage control.

Duct Seals, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures high performance duct seals that are used in aircraft pneumatic ducts. Airtomic Duct Seals are made from filled PTFE blends that offer excellent wear and temperature resistance.

Duct Seals are used in the following locations:

  • Engine turbine cooling ducts
  • Engine/APU air starter ducts
  • Anti-Ice ducting
  • Air condition ducts
Airtomic Duct Seals have extended temperature capability that exceeds typical silicone elastomeric duct seals.

Air Seals, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures seals used to seal engine sections at the main shafts. These seals are actuated by the centrifugal force of the spinning shaft.

Air Seals are installed in gas turbine engines for:

  • Aircraft
  • Rotorcraft
Airtomic has the experience in high temperature alloys used to manufacture these parts.


Snubber Rings, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures piston rings installed on landing gear hydraulic snubber actuators. These rings can see extremely high pressure in operation.

Snubber rings can be found on landing gear used on:

  • Aircraft
  • Rotorcraft
Snubber rings are typically made from bronze alloys for wear compatibility with actuator shafts and cylinders.

Guide Rings, Airtomic - Sealing Solutions


Airtomic designs and manufactures guide rings used to support actuator pistons in pneumatic valves. These rings can be made from a variety of materials.

Guide Rings are used in pneumatic valves in aircraft bleed air and environmental control systems such as:

  • Engine Bleed Valves
  • Engine/APU start valves
  • Pressure relief and shutoff valves
Airtomic has extensive experience in the selection of materials used to make Guide Rings. Airtomic has designs that replace metal or carbon materials with high performance PTFE blends for improved operational performance.




Location(s)


Airtomic ® - Sealing Solutions Locations (click on Directions):


USA

Tucson, Arizona

5675 West Burlingame Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
AirtomicSales@RBCBearings.com Phone: (520) 744-1000
Toll Free: (800) 230-0359
Fax: (520) 744-9494


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