With over 45 years experience hand fabricating our complete range of materials we are able to offer solutions to even the most diverse problems. A recent example of an unusual fabrication was a customers requirement to collect samples from cattle in a field. We were able to fabricate a “catcher” out of insertion rubber complete with straps to ensure it fitted to the animal snugly and securely.
Fabric expansion joints.
Main choice in expansion joints available in any size or shape.
The fabric Expansion joint is our most commonly produced flexible connection. Fabric expansion joints are available in virtually any size or shape. There are 28 standard types covering every medium from clean air to highly aggressive flue gases. Fabric expansion joints are also available as units including steel parts and are ready for installation.
Standard unreinforced rubber sleeves and flanged rubber connectors can be used for various low-pressure applications such as ducting misalignment, anti-vibration couplings, sieve bellows and silo outlets. Non standard sizes and dissimilar ends can all be catered for. When deciding on the most appropriate materials and build specification, a number of considerations must be taken into account including working temperature, pressure and conveyed media. Fixing methods can include worm-drive clips or flanges.
Mandrel-Built Seamless Rubber Sleeves.
Mandrel-built seamless rubber sleeves consist of a seamless rubber tube produced with a smooth internal bore and cloth mark outer finish. These sleeves have no bonded seam and can be used as cement loading chutes, discharge chutes and silo rubber sleeves.
A full range of mandrel-built sleeves ranging from 1 ½” to 20” diameter with a 1/8” wall are available from stock in both Tan Para rubber and FDA white food quality natural rubber.
Other rubber compounds and wall thicknesses are available upon request. These include FDA white food-grade Neoprene rubber, FDA white food-grade Nitrile rubber, FDA food-grade silicone rubber and blue FDA rubbers. Reinforcement can also be included into the build specification with selected polymers to increase pressure ratings suitable for applications such as blow lines and silo sleeves.
Hand-Fabricated Flanged Connectors.
We can also offer rubber flanged connectors both circular and rectangular, straight or conical. These are produced from bonded sheet so have no tooling charges. We can manufacture rubber flanged flexibles to customer specifications regarding sizes, lengths and flange drilling.
Chute and Hopper Liners.
If your requirement is to protect metalwork from aggressive media such as abrasives, or to protect the product from the metalwork, we manufacture chute and hopper liners in our complete range of polymers including Linatex or Para for abrasion resistance and our complete range of FDA/EC1935:2004 compliant grades.
Gas Tight Connectors.
We are also able to offer gas tight connectors in a variety of materials.
Please click here to see our range of welded polyurethane connectors, sleeves and bellows.