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ELS™ Rotary Joints

ELS Rotary Joints
The ELS (Extended Life Series) rotary joint is a self-supported joint that has been specifically designed to solve accelerated wear problems that occur with conventional self-supported rotary joints – particularly those in high vibration applications.

The double-guide design provides internal support for the rotary joint and maintains alignment even when the roll or cylinder is not concentric. The ELS rotary joint is available in single-flow or with stationary syphon dual-flow configurations for steam service. Sizes range from 2" up to 12" and the joint is rated up to 650°F (343°C), 300 psig (20 bar) and 200 rpm.

US Patent No. 5,226,677


  • Designed for steam service
  • Two internal support guides
  • Renewable seal plate
  • Maximum carbon guide separation


  • Application specific performance
  • Increased life and reliability
  • Lower maintenance and repair cost
  • Improved joint and syphon support

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