Motion Australia’s new acquisition is signed, sealed and delivered


As co-founder of Sealing Solutions, Luke Carlon emphasises, “Refurbishing seals is not simply an added service for us, but an integral part of our business.”

Recently acquired by Motion Australia, Australian owned and operated Sealing Solutions is a leading national manufacturer and supplier of mechanical seals, gasketing, packing and extrusions — many of which are refurbished and re-engineered in accordance with OEM standards.

Offering a complete range of mechanical seals, Sealing Solutions is a great complement to the Motion Australia business, particularly in the food, beverage, and dairy industries, according to National Engineering Manager Anthony O’Keefe.

“We have great pleasure of welcoming Sealing Solutions to the Motion Australia family as a recent acquisition,” says Anthony. “The business was founded by Tony Eldridge and Luke Carlon in 1995, and we are very pleased to be having Tony and Luke stay on as we partner to grow the business.”

After 15 years at Braeside, Sealing Solutions built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Carrum Downs.

Since 1995, Luke and Tony have established the seal refurbishment model that changed the way mechanical sealing is supplied in Australia.

“At Sealing Solutions, we specialise in refurbishing seals, often re-engineering them to outperform the original components,” says Luke. “We track and monitor a seal’s progress through every stage of the refurbishment process, with our team of technical specialists that prompt and complete the evaluation of the seals every step of the way.”

“From inception to completion on every project, our design and testing departments are involved in the manufacturing process,” he explains. “We render the seals in 3D modelling software, oversee the building and construction process, execute component testing, cartridge seal pressure testing, and failure analysis,” he continues, adding, “We work on everything — from simple seal components to complete seal kits — which can be tailored to a client’s specific requirements.”

Sealing Solutions has a comprehensive mechanical seal inventory for the Food and Beverage market segment, with a wide stock of common and customer specific parts.

“Our refurbished seals and components are hygienically cleaned and finished in the company’s service facility with ultrasonic cleaners, sand blasting and parts washers,” says Luke. “In addition to this, we offer homogeniser wear and seal replacement components such as impact rings, passage heads, valve seats, and vee-ring sets.”

The company is also an active member of the Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA), which sets the national guidelines for dairy producers, manufacturers, and allied trades people. The DIAA allows them to supply FDA compliant seals and stay current on technological advancements.1

But while the food and beverage market segment were very important for Sealing Solutions business, it is not the only sector in which the company is active.

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