We specialize in producing custom cut rubber feet, rubber pads and industrial rubber bumpers. We can cut parts out of our sheet rubber goods in almost any shape or dimension to suit all designs and needs. The different types of rubber fabrication options available to you: hand cutting, die cutting, laser cutting, and water jet cutting. Depending on the size and scope of the project, we will offer pricing based on one or more of the above methods.
We can offer a custom quote detailing the costs of the project within 1-5 business days, depending on the complexity of the job.
Please fill out the form below and give us as many details about your project as possible. Please provide us with all the relevant information about dimensions, such as the desired width, length, thickness and quantity, as well as the rubber compound needed. If you are unsure about the elastomer, tell us more about where the rubber will be used and what type of materials, chemicals, or temperatures it will come into contact with.
Most importantly, if the rubber feet, pads and bumpers are not simple geometrical shapes (circle, square or rectangle), give us details about the shape of the product. If your desired product is irregularly shaped, it is always best to send us a drawing (e.g. blueprints) of what you have in mind. The form below has a section where you can upload an image of your drawing. If you prefer you can also email your request directly to customer service at email@example.com.
For those who prefer to manage the fabrication at your facilities, we offer bulk rubber products for immediate shipment. If you are looking for sheet rubber products, please click the following link. If you are looking for a specific type of industrial rubber mat, to be used as large bumper or pad, then you should follow this link here for your needs. Remember that our expert staff is here to help (1-844-Rubber-4 or 1-714-545-3600), anytime between 6am and 5pm Pacific Time.
All industries need rubber pads to keep both equipment and surface areas safe from harm. Many types of industrial applications often require the use of heavy machinery. Unfortunately, heavy equipment can cause damage to the surfaces they are placed on, especially if the machine is regularly in motion. It is wise to put a rubber padding product under heavy machinery to protect surfaces and spare you the unwanted hassle of spending money on expensive repairs. This also gives your machine some protection because it will not be in contact with hard surfaces. Surfaces like concrete and asphalt can push back on vibrating heavy machinery, damaging them in return. Rubber liners, also known as feet rubber or bumper rubber, are highly recommended for use in heavy industrial settings and are meant to be placed under industrial equipment.
1. What Are Feet, Pads and Bumpers Used For?
These products are designed specifically to introduce a protective and cushioning layer to any industrial application. Rubber feet, rubber pads and bumpers all act as shock-absorbing buffers, allowing machinery to run smoothly without sustaining damage, while protecting surfaces from the impacts and vibrations that can be caused. Rubber pads, rubber feet and rubber bumpers all do similar jobs, but in slightly different ways. Generally speaking, feet are made to be positioned underneath machinery, while bumper rubber is designed to isolate two separate machine parts. Rubber pads are flexible and can be utilized wherever needed to reduce friction, shocks or vibrations.
1(a). Protection Against Friction
Protection against friction is key when it comes to rubber padding. A rubber liner’s protective quality is aimed at the space between two surfaces. Usually, two different surfaces tend to be hard and irregular. They need a barrier in between them so that that the two surfaces do not come into contact and create high levels of friction, which can be extremely damaging. Friction is often the cause of damage between equipment and surface material. For example, metal against metal can generate friction, just the same as metal against concrete or against wood. By placing feet rubber under the machine, you will prevent friction from causing damage.
1(b). Machinery Protection
Regardless of the type of application being performed, machinery is often a very expensive investment to make. If any of it is damaged, the cost is usually very high. More often than not, industrial machines are often in motion, shaking and vibrating in one stationary place. You need to place rubber pads under machines in motion. Bumper rubber is good at protecting the metal or plastic material of the machine from damage like chipping and cracking. A piece of equipment is much better off moving and vibrating while on rubber pads because the rubber material will absorb repeated impacts.
1(c). Floor Surface Protection
Your surface areas are also better off with a protective layer of rubber padding on them. Machines that are made of metal can cause a lot of damage to the existing floors of any location. Surfaces like wood, tile, and laminate are easily damaged. However, even seemingly impregnable surfaces like concrete and asphalt can also suffer some damage. Surfaces can be just as expensive to repair as the machines themselves. The more heavy-duty the machine or application, the more your area will need protective rubber pads.
2. What is the Best Material for Feet, Pads and Bumpers?
Rubber is the best material to use when it comes to feet liners and bumper padding. It exhibits a degree of elasticity and durability that is lacking in other materials. The physical properties of rubber padding, including its pliability and density, allows it to absorb shocks, dissipating the excess energy without allowing the surfaces beneath to be damaged. Our rubber pads can be made from a wide variety of different types of rubbers. Depending on your application, you can choose either a natural or synthetic option for your rubber padding since different types of rubber have different capabilities. In the case of synthetic rubbers, they are manufactured to carry specific qualities that are vital to certain applications.
2(a). Synthetic Rubber
Synthetic rubbers are more durable than natural rubber and is able to withstand outdoor conditions as well as a certain degree of chemical and grease/oil resistance. For instance,
EPDM rubber has a high level of resistance to elements such as moisture, UV rays and ozone. This makes it the ideal choice if rubber pads or rubber feet are needed for an outdoor application, because it will last much longer in those conditions than other materials. Other synthetic rubbers are popular with consumers because of their specific chemical properties, giving them oil and chemical resistance. This can be especially useful within industrial applications, where oil, grease and chemicals are common.
2(b). Recycled Rubber
Another type of rubber for use as rubber liners that is just as popular is recycled rubber. Here at Rubber-Cal, we try to use recycled rubber in our rubber pads whenever we can. Recycled rubber has some advantages over synthetic rubber. Firstly, rubber pads made of recycled rubber are far more affordable than their synthetic counterparts. This is because recycled rubber is an eco-friendly material that is made from vehicle tires. Thanks to this tough tire rubber material, recycled feet rubber and bumper rubber is also very durable and can last when exposed to the elements. Any kind of bumper rubber option made of this eco-friendly material is bound to last for a long time.
Whether your rubber padding is used indoors or outdoors, industrially or residentially, there is a rubber variation that is best suited for your situation. The great thing about our line of rubber pads is that they are available in a variety of different elastomer types and can be custom ordered according to specific widths and gauges. We know that no two projects are alike and endeavor to make sure that you receive the right rubber pads for your rough industrial application. Both your floors and your equipment should be protected by the best rubber available on the market right now.