The difference between foam rubber vs. sponge rubber is about how these gasket materials are made and the sealing barrier they provide.
This Door Seal Design Guide from Elasto Proxy provides engineers with an overview of six factors to consider when designing door gaskets for any industry.
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Strengthen your post-pandemic supply chain with Elasto Proxy, a rubber fabricator and distributor that’s flexible and resilient.
Silicone trim seals provide low toxicity, low chemical reactivity, and thermal stability over a wide temperature range. Buy them from Elasto Proxy.
Acoustic insulation design begins by understanding the differences between air-borne noise and structure-borne noise. There are other important considerations, too. Noisy equipment can cause hearing loss and result in violations…
Molded rubber products from Elasto Proxy include rubber grommets, vibration mounts, rubber bumpers, silicone connectors, and molded rubber hose clamps.
RoHS compliance is a requirement if you sell products in European Union (EU) countries. Elasto Proxy supply RoHS compliant rubber products with a COC.
Rubber floor mats for mobile equipment protect cabin floors from damage and operators from slip-and-fall hazards. Rubber flooring that’s laminated to acoustic insulation also absorbs noise from the engine compartment, which is often directly below the cab where the operator sits. Rubber matting can even be used as a kick-plate to protect cabin walls from contact with an operator’s boots.
For mobile equipment manufacturers, choosing the right type of cabin flooring is an important design consideration. The metal floors that are used inside a cab are durable, but operators track mud, snow, dirt, and water inside. Rubber floor mats can protect these metal surfaces from rust, corrosion, and scratching. Sheet metal flooring can become slippery, but rubber surfaces can offer surer footing.
As manufacturers are discovering, rubber floor mats are part of a complete cabin solution that promotes operator safety and equipment performance. By understanding how rubber flooring is designed and made, manufacturers can determine if a custom-fabricated solution is the right choice. For starters, however, engineers may want to compare rubber to other flooring materials. (more…)
When a manufacturer of water filtration systems needed a rubber gate seal that would last longer and resist ultraviolet (UV) light, Elasto Proxy provided a value-added solution. This custom gasket doesn’t just resist exposure to water, contact with metal and concrete, and disinfection with UV light. The gate seal also supports ease-of-installation and is ready to ship from Elasto Proxy’s warehouse in Newmarket, Ontario.
The 60-durometer EPDM lip seal (J-seal) that Elasto Proxy provides attaches to the bottom of a metal gate used in water treatment facilities. This rubber seal is also compressed against hard concrete floors and exposed to a range of temperatures. UV disinfection kills waterborne microbes that can make people sick, but ultraviolet light can also degrade rubber materials. Without reliable sealing and strong bonding, gaskets like this can’t meet business or technical requirements.
To provide a complete sealing solution, Elasto Proxy leveraged its expertise in seal design, material selection, custom fabrication, warehousing, and logistics. (more…)