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.
Tis the season for gift giving and for most of us, the list gets longer year after year. But we’re guessing there’s one gift that’s not on your list, and it should be; it’s clamp pads for your forklift.
Creating solutions for their customers is the number one priority for the folks at Sioux Rubber & Urethane. Our team is always on the lookout to see how rubber and urethane can solve our clients’ issues from the obvious (die cutting boards) to the unique (custom abrasion solutions). Sales Manager Joel Leiting is the newest member of that team.
Some things are just meant to go together – peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin and rubber and urethane. Two things that never go together? Bare metal forklift clamp pads and inventory, ouch. When your clamp pads lose their rubber cushion, they can’t do their job effectively and need to be replaced.
There are a variety of forklift clamp attachments designed to help workers move materials that a regular set of forks would have trouble with including paper rolls, lightweight boxes and cartons. These clamps are made from a substrate, usually metal, and have an attached pad made of rubber to help cushion and grip the material. While forklift clamps are a common piece of equipment in any warehouse, here are five things you probably didn’t know about clamp pads.
Today’s lightweight, advanced and custom packaging has made clamp pads an absolutely necessary accessory for every forklift. Clamp pads reduce the damage forklifts can cause on delicate boxes, crates and paper rolls. They give the grip needed to move inventory around a warehouse safely. You need them, you want them, but there’s one thing other manufacturers aren’t telling you – you don’t have to buy them new each time they wear out.
Need to solve an impact, abrasion or corrosion problem on a unique piece of machinery? No problem. Sioux Rubber & Urethane has you covered, literally, with our proprietary Endurawear rubber. We specialize in customer rubber projects from recovering an existing part, covering something new in rubber and even creating an entirely new piece from scratch.
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Clamp pads are an integral part of warehouse, distribution and material handling processes. These forklift attachments are made of steel or aluminum and coated with a rib-designed rubber that allows for easier handling of rolls, barrels, boxes and much more.
Clamp pads and forklift fork covers are the absolute best tool for tough applications. These pads provide the extra grip and decrease damage when moving material. If you use them in your warehouse, you won’t move anything without them. But when these pads get worn out, caring for them can be a headache. First, they’re expensive to replace and your forklift is left sitting while the part ships. Worse-case scenario is when the new pads don’t fit and you have to send them back and start the process all over again. That’s lost productivity, in time and money, you can’t get back.
A good clamp pad is something you depend on every time you move a barrel, roll, flat box, pallet – basically anything and everything you store in your warehouse. If your clamp pads are worn out, you risk damaging those materials and can put production behind schedule waiting for a new pair. Save yourself the hassle, and money, by replacing those worn pads with Sioux Rubber’s Clamp Pads. Our replacement pads reduce material damage, lost productivity and cost less than a brand new set.