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How to Measure O-Rings for the Petroleum, Oil, and Gas Industry

Dock on the bay at night

O-rings are solid doughnut-shaped seals made of various polymers such as nitrile rubber, silicone rubber, and fluorosilcone rubber. O-rings are designed to block the passage of gases and liquids between two mating surfaces. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses for both standard and non-standard sealing applications (learn how to measure… Read more »

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Ways to Improve Entry Point Dock Safety with Trailer Dock Bumpers

trailer dock bumpers

When working in a warehouse there are some accessories that are simply easy to overlook, but trailer dock bumpers do not qualify. High-quality dock bumpers are the literal and figurative entry point to dock safety, essential for improving safety on warehouse loading docks. As warehouse equipment gets heavier and faster, not only does the risk of danger… Read more »

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We Sell Reelcraft: Why Buy Hose Reels in the First Place?

Reelcraft Hose Reel

Why should you buy a Reelcraft hose reel? Whether you run a small, one bay garage, a lawn care service or manage multiple manufacturing plants or even a shipping line, undoubtedly at some point, you’ve looked out and seen a variety of hoses—air, water, grease—laid out in a tangled mess, being dragged around, run over,… Read more »

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How to Prevent Cracking in O Rings

O ring suppliers - collection of o rings

Almost every mechanical device requires some kind of o-ring. The o-ring is so common that we almost forget it’s there until there is a mechanical failure. A crack or break in an o-ring can create delays in production, expensive leaks or equipment breakdown. Preventing cracking in o-rings and finding knowledgeable o ring suppliers is essential… Read more »

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How Manufacturers Can Be More Successful, Now

Rubber Manufacturing Companies

As the calendar turns, rubber manufacturing companies are reflecting on all of the changes that occurred in the past 12 months, and are planning ahead for a prosperous future. As a manufacturer, your day likely revolves around keeping your customer base happy, ensuring that your plant floor is working efficiently, having plenty of inventory on… Read more »

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Why Rubber Isolation Mounts are Used for Minimizing Shock and Vibration

isolating fan with isolation mount

Vibration Isolation is the process of isolating an object, such as a piece of machinery or equipment, from the source of vibrations. Vibration can wreak havoc in many domains, especially engineered systems and machines. There is often a need to reduce the transmission of vibration between two elements while still maintaining mechanical support. Manufacturer’s Rubber… Read more »

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Improving Productivity in Manufacturing

Rubber Manufacturers

Regardless of the size of your business, increasing productivity is key to enhancing gross profits and maintaining competitiveness. Productivity on the manufacturing floor depends upon a mix of efficient workers, equipment, and procedures. Rubber manufacturers are particularly sensitive to overall efficiency since producing more rubber products means making more money and staying ahead of competitors…. Read more »

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Industry Feature: O-Rings in the Aviation Industry

O-Ring Materials

Aircraft depend on their O-rings, so it is crucial for aircraft engineers to use O-ring materials and designs that provide resilience in demanding elements. Extreme heat/cold and radical temperature fluctuations are just some of the hostile conditions of specific concern in the aerospace industry. Today we discuss some innovations in O-Ring materials that can prolong… Read more »

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How to Choose the Right Rubber Gaskets for Your Application

Different Shapes and Sizes of Gaskets

There are many different tasks that call for gaskets. Gaskets are crucial for preventing the leak of fluids or air in a variety of different applications. Since gaskets are available in many different sizes and materials, selecting the right gasket can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. Below we discuss some tips on how… Read more »

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Identifying a Damaged O-Ring and How to Fix It

Wide Variety of Rubber ORings

O-Rings are one of the most common seals used in machine design today. A mechanical gasket in the shape of a doughnut, an O-Ring is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section, designed to be placed in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, creating a seal at the interface…. Read more »