The first ever Automechanika that took place in the U.S. wrapped up just last week. Along with many other exhibiting companies, Temel Gaskets displayed its latest technology and its extensive product range. Suppliers and consumers of the automotive industry gathered for Automechanika Chicago at McCormick Place for three days of trainings, educational seminars, and product showcases. One-on-one meetings also kept the exhibitors busy. We wish the best of luck to all attendees with their meetings, and we hope that those conversations will turn into long-term business partnerships.
At our booth, Temel Gaskets’ items on display attracted a great deal of attention from visitor and other exhibitors. Samples of the Multi Layer Steel (MLS) type gaskets for Perkins® 1103 engine cylinder head applications, the Perkins® 1104 engine cylinder head applications, and the Ford® Transit Connect engine cylinder head applications presented the latest technology in sealing solutions, offering the highest performance in heavy duty and high output engines. Temel Gaskets’ products for these applications are manufactured using original grade rubber coated steel and produced using complete steel stamping tools to ensure all critical design features. MLS-type construction is used for cylinder head and exhaust manifold sealing due to the special need for consistent performance at high temperatures and extreme pressures.
A continuously growing category of products, many of Temel Gaskets’ rubber based and rubber edge bonded parts, all produced at its dedicated rubber parts plant. These type of gaskets provide reliable sealing solutions, examples of which can be found in Temel Gaskets product range for Volvo® engine cylinder head applications and metal inserted rubber gaskets with metal carrier that are for Cummins® ISB engine valve cover applications and Cummins® ISL engine valve cover applications. Carrier gaskets for these edge-bonded items are stamped using complete steel stamping tools and the edge bonding is done on compression or injection molding presses depending on manufacturing requirements. Collection of these type gaskets were available for visitors to take a close look at Temel Gaskets’ booth.
In addition to many other examples of products from Temel Gaskets’ extensive range of parts, also on display were the graphite composite based items from Temel Gaskets’ product range. Graphite composite material is often used for cylinder head gaskets in heavy-duty engines such as the ones for Waukesha® engine cylinder head applications. These gaskets have a perforated stainless steel core and can range from 3 layers up to 5 layers as can be found in Temel Gaskets products for Detroit Diesel® Series 60 cylinder head applications.
Temel Gaskets presented two valuable topics in its educational seminars. The first seminar on Friday focused on Six Sigma as a Problem Solving Philosophy. Individuals who were curious to find out what Six Sigma could offer for their organizations attended the event and were accompanied by individuals who had already seen the great benefits of taking a scientific approach to solving problems.
On Saturday, Temel Gaskets’ seminar focused on another topic aimed at educating end-users in order to identify the right products before they install them. At Temel Gaskets, we offer a brief list of tips all gathered under the title of “Visual Inspection Cheat Sheet.” These tips offer end users many ways to reveal aspects of the gasket they have in their hands and even things that can help understand how the specific gasket was produced.
While the gaskets on display were the reason for most of the traffic to Temel Gaskets’ booth, we admit that we attracted a few other visitors with the popcorn stand in our booth.
We would like to thank all our visitors and supporters and we look forward to seeing everyone at Automechanika Middle East in Dubai.
The part numbers of original manufacturers are for reference purposes only. Each part listed in this text will fit the brand application mentioned. Temel Gaskets is not affiliated with any of the original part manufacturers. Brand names and trademarks mentioned are owned by the individual original part manufacturing companies.