Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

Stop Abrasion from Eating Away at Your Profits

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 13, 2022 3:55:28 PM

If you don’t work in an industry that handles grain, sand, aggregate, or gravel, then you might be surprised to hear just how much damage those small, seemingly harmless particles can cause on expensive machinery. Sand and gravel are the most commonly mined materials in the world, with between 32 and 50 billion tons extracted globally each year. That is a LOT of sand and gravel - and a LOT of abrasion to fight. Abrasion causes damage that not only leads to frustrating downtime but also wreaks havoc on your bottom line. As it tears through your spouts and liners, it’s also tearing through your cash. But what if we told you that the endless cycle of replacing pipes, augurs, screws, housings, and chutes could be a thing of the past?

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Gear Up for Spring with Tuff-Tube

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 20, 2021 7:04:45 PM

These cold, dark months provide the perfect opportunity for planning and strategizing for next spring. What’s on your list for repairs or replacements? For industries that move a lot of grain, sand, seed, fertilizer, or other small particles, metal spouts are often on the “replace” list for the coming season. But what if they didn’t have to be? What if there was a way to protect your metal spouts from the abrasion caused by millions of tiny pieces being processed day after day? We created Tuff-Tube to solve exactly that problem.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

If You Can Think It, We Can Make It: Custom Rubber Products

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 2, 2021 6:16:20 PM

We have been creating rubber and urethane solutions for common abrasion and impact issues for 60+ years. We’ve served customers in a variety of industries and created solutions for countless applications. At this point, we often say “we’ve seen it all”, and it’s true -- we’ve seen a lot. Even so, we’re still surprised by some of the unique challenges that arise when our customers are met with a head-scratching abrasion, impact, or corrosion issue. Honestly, we love to be challenged! If you think you’ve got an issue that has no potential fix, you’d be surprised how creative we can be with size, durometer (hardness), and other rubber and urethane properties. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to opt for a custom rubber solution for your unique issues.

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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

Abrasiplate: The Abrasion & Impact Solution You Need

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 19, 2021 7:44:17 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention, and we have created many products as a response to the needs of our customers. Abrasiplate is one of our top sellers, and it was designed for those who need a solution for steel-on-steel damage in their operations. Abrasiplate exists to prevent the damage caused when steel meets steel; friction, impact, abrasion, corrosion, and contamination. These issues cause serious and costly damage to your equipment, and repairing or replacing takes time. Instead, protect them with Abrasiplate.

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Topics: Abrasiplate

Get Winter-Ready with Sioux Rubber

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 4, 2021 1:00:50 PM

Whether we are ready or not, winter is coming. In many parts of the country, the severe temperatures mixed with ice and snow make for quite harsh working conditions. Winter weather is hard on people, sure-- but it’s also hard on your equipment! For two or more months per year, your gear must withstand the winter elements. Protect your business by guarding your equipment against the damages caused by winter weather with Sioux Rubber & Urethane!

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Topics: Urethane Coatings, Urethane

Sales Manager Spotlight: Meet Derek DeGroot

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 25, 2021 5:11:10 PM

Over the past 60+ years in business, we have grown and learned a lot. Every employee is an essential member of the Sioux Rubber family, and many have been with us for a decade or more! Today, we’re shining the spotlight on an employee that has had an impressive 16-year (and going!) career: Sales Manager Derek DeGroot.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

5 Reasons to Recover, not Replace, Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 12, 2021 11:36:05 AM

Forklifts are the workhorses of any warehouse. A variety of clamp attachments have been developed to help forklift operators more efficiently move uniquely-shaped cartons, light boxes, paper rolls, etc. Almost all of these attachments are made of a metal substrate, which is subjected to intense wear-and-tear unless properly protected. That’s where we come in.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Forklift Forks, Clamp pad recovery

Custom Rubber Products & You: What Can Be Made?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 23, 2021 4:05:47 PM
At Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we spend our days creating new and innovative rubber solutions to solve both common and complex corrosion, abrasion, and impact issues for our customers. From simple, straightforward, in-stock solutions that we create regularly, to unique and highly customized products – we do it all. In our 60+ years of business, we’ve seen almost every customer issue and worked to create an ideal rubber or urethane solution. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and highlight some of the custom products that are in our wheelhouse.
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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

How to Get Started with a Custom Rubber Project

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 7, 2021 5:38:30 PM

Have you found yourself with a head-scratching abrasion or impact issue? Perhaps your situation or equipment is uncommon, and you need something beyond a typical one-size-fits-all rubber solution. Fortunately, we can confidently say we’ve seen your problem before. Our experienced, highly skilled team is ready and waiting to tackle even the most puzzling custom jobs. It’s what we do best! Now, let’s zoom in on the steps we take to create the perfect customized solution for our customers.

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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

Agricultural Applications: 3 Ways Sioux Rubber & Urethane Supports the Ag Industry

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Aug 25, 2021 3:11:34 PM

One of the great things about rubber and urethane is that it has the capacity to support a wide variety of industries, with countless creative applications and solutions. Today, we’ll take a closer look at agriculture and the many ways our products can provide abrasion and impact resistance in the industry.

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Topics: Abrasion