Rubber-Cal inventories a diverse line of rubber shock absorbers and mats that are meant to protect the integrity of your industrial application. These shock-absorbing mats are made of rubber, using either synthetic or recycled rubber materials, and are meant for two-way protection. First, it shields heavy industrial machinery from hard surfaces. Secondly, anti-vibration rubber pads guard floors from the grind of heavy vibrating machinery. These vibration-dampening materials are very durable and make for the ideal protective barrier between two abrasive objects. A rubber insulator is strong enough to stand abuse but is also elastic enough to absorb impact.
Heavy-duty industrial machines are abrasive by nature. Such machines are usually made of metal and can be very heavy. They also tend to vibrate while in use. Such machines can suffer when placed on hard and unforgiving surfaces like concrete and asphalt. These surfaces do not absorb any of the shock or impact that comes from the machines. Instead, they can lead to costly damages and breakdowns. Rubber shock absorbers are a great way to protect the expensive equipment that your application relies on. Shock-absorbing mats can absorb the vibration impact and spread them throughout their surfaces. This reduces any strain that your equipment may suffer from.
Rubber Shock Absorbers
Machine protection is still only one aspect of the protection offered by rubber shock absorbers. By having these anti-vibration rubber pads in place, the existing floors of your area will also be shielded from harm. Heavy machinery can damage the floors beneath them, especially when those machines are in motion. Floors that have wood and carpet can be particularly vulnerable to chips and cracks. Even concrete can be damaged. A rubber insulator can guard your floors from damage because it absorbs the heavy impact of vibrating machines. Heavy equipment is at its most damaging while vibrating. The good news is that floor damage can be mostly negated through the use of vibration-dampening materials.
A machine that vibrates often gives off a steady supply of noise. This can often be an irritating hindrance, but it is easily handled by shock-absorbing mats. Rubber shock absorbers are good for dampening the overall sound of a machine in motion thanks to their superior thickness levels and force-dispensing physical structure. As the force of the vibrations are spread throughout the surfaces of the shock-absorbing mats, the overall levels of sound that are given off by the humming of the machine is decreased. This allows for a quieter workplace where you can hear yourself and the others around you.
Rubber shock absorbers are able to provide this kind of protection because they are very durable products. This is due to the variety of rubber that is used for to make them. Our anti-vibration rubber pads are come in both synthetic and recycled rubber options. When it comes to synthetic elastomers, these products can be made using materials like neoprene, skirtboard and other rubber types. Synthetic rubber offers significant physical and chemical properties that make them ideal for specific applications.
Different rubber types make for better solutions in different environments and settings. For instance, rubber shock absorbers made using a rubber such as neoprene will be extremely useful in an industrial environment. Not only does neoprene come in a durometer that offers a reasonable level of elasticity with shock absorbing qualities, but it is also capable of standing up to exposure to substances such as grease and other chemicals. When a rubber insulator or anti-vibration rubber pads are being employed to support machinery in an industrial setting, it is vital that it has the resistance capabilities that allows it to remain effective over the long term through heavy use. The specific traits and levels of resistance vary according to the specific rubber used, but they generally tend to operate well in the presence of increased temperatures, physical abrasions, oils, and chemicals. Synthetic rubber can provide more options for specific needs, while recycled rubber tends to be more straightforward in its composition.
Most of our shock-absorbing mats regularly use recycled rubber material in them. Recycled rubber allows for more durable rubber shock absorbers because they are often made from vehicle tires. The rubber that goes into tires is made to be tough against physical hazards. Tires are constantly grinding against rocks, concrete, and asphalt. Our line of anti-vibration rubber pads inherits this physical durability. Using recycled rubber has a variety of benefits. Not only is it extremely strong, tough and durable, it is cost effective for the customer.
A recycled rubber insulator also functions well when placed outdoors because tire rubber can also resist the damaging effects of moisture and sunlight. Rubber features a good natural resistance to water. It does not allow for the formation of microbial byproducts like mold and mildew. In addition, recycled rubber’s resistance to UV rays means that the chances of discoloration or cracking are greatly minimized. If an application requires an outdoor setting, do not hesitate to use recycled rubber shock absorbers.
The physical make-up and structure of varying rubber shock absorbers and shock-absorbing mats depends on the product, and the use it is intended for. Some of these products will be solid sheets of rubber. They may have slightly different levels of elasticity and thickness gauges, but rely on their density to reduce impacts and disperse the force of shocks and vibrations. Other rubber shock absorbers might be manufactured with a pattern on its underside surface, such as a waffle pattern. This allows the shock-absorbing mats to flex under weight and vibrations to absorb these forces more efficiently.
There is one last thing about recycled rubber shock absorbers that makes them so desirable for consumers. They are ultimately eco-friendly products that help reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste, like vehicle tires, present in our environment. When vehicle rubber is reused, the environment breathes a bit better. Since the rubber is recycled material, the overall cost of an eco-friendly rubber insulator is low. Recycled shock-absorbing mats are far more affordable than their synthetic material counterparts.
Rubber shock absorbers are a necessity for your heavy industrial machines. Regardless of whether they are made of eco-friendly recycled rubber or heavy-duty chemically resistant synthetic rubber, having them in place is very beneficial to your industrial work area. They are great protective products that feature enhanced levels of durability against physical and environmental harm. In addition, they are perfect for guarding both your floors and machinery from damage they may suffer from one another. You will appreciate how much money such a simple safeguard can save. Our mats, with their superior vibration-dampening materials, will keep your industrial work area safe and secure.