How often have you had to replace your metal conveyance equipment? Unprotected steel takes a beating from the bushels of corn, soybeans and other grains that tumble down it to silos or trucks. When a spout goes down, all processes are halted and the lost dollar signs start spinning in your head. Instead of sitting on your hands waiting for a spout to be repaired or replaced, avoid the situation entirely by investing in a wear- and abrasion solution like Tuff-Tube[Symbol].
Abrasion, heavy impact and corrosion are three problems that damage your expensive machinery. Daily wear and tear leads to breakdowns, and until you’re back up and running, you’re losing money. We understand this better than anyone which is why we’ve developed an entire menu of rubber and urethane products that help your expensive equipment last and keep production moving.
Polyurethane is truly a wonder material! According to the American Chemistry Council, it is used to give clothing extra stretch, for thermal insulation in refrigerators and freezers, in nearly every part of today’s automobiles, in flooring and home furnishings, not to mention in building materials and manufacturing.
Endurawear Urethane is one of our signature products. We use this proprietary blend of polyurethane to enhance the performance of machinery and equipment to provide a longer lasting life. Our Endurawear Urethane is mixed for superior impact resistance, better abrasion resistance and load release to decrease maintenance costs and increase operating margins. Polyurethane is much more than just another type of plastic. Its special characteristics make it uniquely useful for many industries.
When you choose to recover, instead of replacing your clamp pads, you’ve made a smart decision that will positively impact your company’s bottom line. Many clamp pad manufacturers won’t tell you that recovered clamp pads can be a third of the cost of a new set.
Not every impact, abrasion and corrosion issue has a one-size-fits-all solution. At Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we understand this better than anyone. That’s why we use our 40-plus years of experience to care for custom rubber products to solve every possible issue that comes our customers’ way.
Rubber is one of nature’s most durable, resilient materials. It originally comes from the South American tree Hevea Brasiliensis and used for centuries before being manufactured for industrial use in the 1700s. Today we primarily use synthetic rubber, specifically SBR (Styrene-Butadiene Rubber). The reason why we love rubber so much is that it comes in many forms and does many things!
Polyurethanes are an incredible product that mimics the traits of both plastic and rubber to create something that is uniquely useful. Polyurethane, very generically speaking, is a mixture of two (or more) liquid chemicals, a prepolymer and a curative, that when combined at the proper ratio and temperatures produce a chemical reaction resulting in a solid finished product.
Topics: Urethane Products
Clamp pads are an indispensable piece of equipment for your forklift. That’s because they attach to special forks to allow you to move oddly-shaped or fragile materials around your warehouse or facility with ease. When clamp pads wear out, you could be at risk for damage from sliding, scratching and even dropping materials. If you’re buying a brand new set of clamp pads every time they wear out, you’re wasting precious time and money.