Molded rubber products from Elasto Proxy include grommets, vibration mounts, bumpers, silicone connectors, and hose clamps. By sourcing molded rubber products from Elasto Proxy, major manufacturers are consolidating their vendor lists and reducing operational costs. Buyers who order molded rubber parts, stock rubber materials, and custom-fabricated sealing from us can simplify vendor management, reduce paperwork, combine shipments, and speed receiving.
Let’s take a look at five types of molded rubber products you can source from Elasto Proxy.
#1 Rubber Grommets
Grommets are molded rubber products through which wires or cables are fed. They are installed in holes in panels and made of elastomers such as EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, or silicone. Rubber grommets are usually shaped like rings or eyelets, but can also be flanged, collared, or horseshoe-shaped. Dimensional specifications vary with grommet style, but usually include inside diameter (ID), outside diameter (OD), groove width, groove diameter, and overall thickness.
#2 Vibration Mounts
Vibration mounts or isolation mounts prevent the transmission of noise, shock, and vibration in vehicles, equipment, and machinery. These molded rubber products attach with a threaded metal fastener and are rated for a specific load capacity. The rubber in an anti-vibration mount acts as spring and absorbs energy that can damage mechanical systems. Isolation mounts come in many different sizes and shapes, including mounting pads. Metal threads are specified in U.S. and metric thread sizes.
#3 Rubber Bumpers
Rubber bumpers provide protection against low-speed collisions and low-speed impacts. They are installed on trucks, trailers, loading docks, and generator sets (gensets). Rubber truck bumpers are made of EPDM, SBR, and other elastomers that can withstand wind, weather, abrasion, and incidental contact with petroleum products. Typically, these molded rubber parts install with metal fasteners like screws and bolts. Rubber bumpers with embedded washers are also available.
#4 Silicone Connectors
Silicone connectors are molded rubber products that connect the intake pipes and tubes in diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. These engine components resist high temperatures and provide strength and flexibility. Types of silicone connectors include silicone elbows, silicone reducers, straight hoses, hump hoses, and wrapped hoses. To meet application-specific requirements, these connectors can include fabric, wire, or liner materials.
#5 Molded Rubber Hose Clamps
Elasto Proxy also supplies molded rubber hose clamps for joining pipes. These rubber parts have recessed nut-and-bolt holes so that there’s no exposed metal after assembly. Applications include industrial machinery, vehicles, and equipment. Custom molded rubber hose clamps can also provide cushioning to help protect the joint from movement.
Molded Rubber Products and Much More
Do you buy more than just custom molded rubber products? Elasto Proxy can also supply you with stock rubber materials such as sheets and extrusions. We’re not just a distributor, however. Elasto Proxy also custom-fabricates sealing solutions and offers value-added services like parts marking, kitting, and custom packaging. By consolidating your vendor list, you can realize important business benefits.
For starters, carrying more vendors than you need isn’t cost-effective. Establishing credit terms, managing payment information, and calculating vendor scorecards takes time. There’s also a cost to issuing purchase orders, receiving shipments, and stocking items. By ordering more items from a single supplier like Elasto Proxy, you can combine shipments and reduce processing costs.
There are other advantages, too. Compared to smaller vendors, Elasto Proxy can warehouse your molded rubber products at our facilities near Montreal or Toronto, Canada, or in Simpsonville, South Carolina (USA). If you issue us a blanket purchase order, we can schedule regular releases. Plus, Elasto Proxy can combine shipments of molded rubber products with the custom-fabricated parts that you regularly need.
To simplify your supply chain, contact Elasto Proxy.