DP Seals is playing a vital role in the everyday lives of millions of London commuters. The company is supplying high performance rubber belts for Cubic Transportation System’s ticket transport machines at the gates of London Underground stations.
DP Seals has developed and supplied four separate belts for each of the 5,000 units currently in use on the London Underground. Cubic has established a global reputation for its products’ reliability – a vital consideration for this capital installation – and these belts play a key role.
Rubber belts can generate dust that chokes other internal mechanisms, leading to increased equipment downtime. Using its in-house precision tool room facility linked to advanced 3D CAD, DP Seals created moulds for the belts that added a precision profile to the belt edge.
This attention to detail has dramatically reduced dust generation – and hence unplanned downtime and maintenance costs – reinforcing Cubic’s standing as a high-reliability equipment supplier.