O-Ring activated symmetric rod seal for simple standard applications, not recom- mended  for new designs (profile RS03 preferred).

  • symmetric single-acting rod compact rings. an O-ring inserted into the groove increases the preload.
  • no interference fit on the outside diameter.
  • various materials are available for different purposes.
  • snaps into simple grooves (see notes on installation).
  • sealing effect across a wide temperature range.
  • sealing effect enhanced by high recovery.
  • for pressures up to 400 bar as a seal between pressurised space and atmosphere.
  • good sealing in low pressure ranges.
  • good static and dynamic sealing.
  • suitable for short travel.
  • no reverse leakage (i.e. minor relative  motion  of the sealing edges when  thedirection is changed).
  • recommended for holding position under pressure


not bolded symbols; please consult our technical for application limitations

category of profile

machined or molded/standard/trade product.

single acting

the RS07 seal is designed  for use as a rod seal.

area of application: hydraulics

  • reciprocating rods on hydraulic cylinders,push rods, fittings.
  • as rod seals for switching functions (e.g.clutch operation).
  • as rod seals for clamping seals.
  • replacement for rubber fabric compact seals.


  • under certain operating conditions, this seal may “pump” via the trailing side, i.e. as it does not fit tightly on the outside diameter, small amounts of operating  media may be pressed out when the seal is deformed  under pressure which may appear to be leakage.
  • the ratio between nominal width and sealing height cs/H should not drop below  a value  of 1/1.25 (essentially according to ISO 5597 housings for piston and rod seals).
  • high friction.
  • high break-awaymoment.
  • the recovery capacity is smaller than with simple lip rings.
  • cross-section limited to 20 mm.
  • not suitable for new designs (prefer the more modern RS03 type).


RS07 profiles are lip seals designed  to seal pressurised space against the atmosphere;  mainly for reciprocating movements. the design

is based on application in standard hydraulic systems with conventional hydraulic oils. the operating parameters are as defined in the

sealing data sheet and material data. requirements deviating from these parameters can be met to a certain degree by changing the

geometry in the software program.

for detailed information regarding chemical resistance please refer to our „list of resistance“. for increased chemical and thermal resistance rubber

materials are to be preferred, attention  should be paid to restrictions for pressure range and wear resistance. for higher gliding  speeds another system should be used (e.g. PTFE materials).

note on special materials:

other materials such as Viton, Silicone, EPDM, H-NBR, etc., can be used for the preload element, but they are only useful in specific cases (temperature or

chemical influences).

gap dimension

operating pressure cs = (ØD – Ød)/2 mm
4 5 7.5 10 12.5 15
safe extrusion gap (mm)
100 bar (10 MPa) 0.18 0.22 0.32 0.38 0.45 0.53
200 bar (20 MPa) 0.12 0.16 0.25 0.33 0.40 0.45
300 bar (30 MPa) 0.07 0.13 0.21 0.28 0.36 0.42
400 bar (40 MPa) 0.05 0.10 0.19 0.26 0.33 0.39

important note:

the above data are maximum value and can’t be used at the same time. e.g. the maximum operating speed depend on material type, pressure, tem- perature and gap value. temperature range also dependent on medium.

the table applies to an operating temperature  of 70 °C.

use larger cross sections to increase maximum allowed gap dimension. if the permissible extrusion gap cannot be achieved, RS 07 is to be used.

surface quality

surface roughness

Rtmax (μm)

Ra (μm)

sliding surface ≤2,5 ≤0,1-0,5
bottom of groove ≤6,3 ≤1,6
groove face ≤15 ≤3

tolerance recommendation

seal housing tolerances
Ød f8
ØD H10

mode of installation

for inside diameters of 25 mm or more, and dependant  on radial cross section (cs), seal may be snapped into a closed housing.

Ød type of installation
≤ 6•cs open mounting space required
> 6•cs …..≤ 10•cs snap mounting with tool
> 10•cs snap mounting by hand

recommended mounting space:

recommended guide tolerance D1:

d f8 [mm] p ≤ 100 [bar] 100 < p ≤ 200 [bar] p > 200 [bar]
≤ 100 H10 H8 H8
> 100 ≤ 200 H10 H8 H7
>200 H9 H8 H7

insertion chamfer:

in order to avoid damage  to the rod seal during installation, the piston rod is to be chamfered  and rounded  as shown in the “recommended mounting space” drawing. the size of chamfer depends on the seal type and profile width.

cs (mm) c (mm)
α = 15⁰  … 20⁰ α = 20⁰  … 30⁰
4 3.5 2
5 4 2.5
6 4.5 3
7.5 5 4
10 6 5
12.5 8.5 6.5
15 10 7.5
20 13 10

seal & housing recommendations

please note that we are able to produce those profiles to your specific need or any non standard housing. for detail measurements, please see Jet seal pars  catalog…

the ratio between nominal width and seal height cs/H should not drop below 1/1,25. therefore we recommend the following housing heights.

Ød [mm] ØD [mm] L [mm] cs = (ØD – Ød)/2 [mm]
5 ~ 24,9 Ød + 8 6.3 4
25 ~ 49,9 Ød + 10 8 5
50 ~ 149,9 Ød + 15 10 7.5
150 ~ 299,9 Ød + 20 14 10
300 ~ 499,9 Ød + 25 17 12.5
500 ~ 699,9 Ød + 30 25 15
700 ~ 1000 Ød + 40 32 20
> 1000 Ød + 40 32 20


don’t hesitate to contact our technical department for further information or for special requirements (temperature, speed etc.), so that suitable materi- als and/or designs can be recommended.