Gabriel has developed an improved misting-reduction seal for its heavy-duty shock products designed to improve service life and reduced downtime for maintenance.

The enhanced seal is available in the company’s FleetLine commercial truck, trailer and bus shocks as well as the GasSLX adjustable shocks.

Operating conditions for heavy-duty vehicle applications cause misting in shock absorbers over time. Misting occurs when the oil within the shock absorber slowly leaks out of a seal in the product, coating the outside of the part, accumulating dust and debris. The oil escape causes diminished shock absorbing capabilities and eventual product failure.

Gabriel’s improved mist reduction seal technology reduces oil escape by up to 70% over time, according to the company.