Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

The Perfect Money-Saving Partner

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 6, 2023 11:10:17 AM

Here at Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we tackle it all; whatever it takes to fight abrasion, corrosion, and impact damage on equipment of all shapes, sizes, and functions – we can make it happen. Some products are custom-built and applied individually, while others are designed to fit industry specs. The rubber and urethane protection that we provide serves equipment from a wide variety of OEMs with one goal in mind: to extend the life of equipment.

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Topics: Clamp Pads, Rubber Products, Forklifts, Urethane

Let’s Get Rolling: Urethane-Coated Rollers and Pulleys

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 6, 2023 2:57:14 PM

Over the past 40 years, we have earned a reputation as an on-time supplier of high-quality rubber and urethane products. Designed to solve the abrasion, corrosion, and impact issues that face a variety of industries and built to extend the life of equipment, our products provide the answer to many head-scratching issues. Have you noticed that your rollers and pulleys are suffering due to wear, tear, and gouges? You may think that your options are either to live with it or fully replace your expensive equipment. Instead, consider recovering your roller or pulleys with a coating of urethane.

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Topics: Rubber Rollers & Pulleys

New Year, New Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 4, 2023 3:29:20 PM

What are your goals for 2023? Perhaps you’re eager to increase productivity and profit. Here at Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we understand the tight margins that you face in the materials handling industry. Every forklift, every load, and every minute of the day matters a great deal toward meeting your goals and satisfying your customer. This year, set your mind at ease with a simple, cost-effective solution for keeping your forklifts in top working order: clamp pads from Sioux Rubber & Urethane!

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Topics: Clamp Pads

What Can Clamp Pads Do For You?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 2, 2022 6:21:07 PM

Forklifts withstand heavy use day after day, and their clamps work overtime to lift and transport a wide variety of goods. To run your operation smoothly, you need to be able to trust that your forklifts won’t slip or drop the valuable inventory they are moving. Over time, the rubber coating on clamps wears out, and you’re left with a question: do I need to completely repurchase clamps for my machine? Who can I trust to have my clamps working in good-as-knew (or even better) condition?

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Topics: Clamp Pads

How Do Freezing Temperatures Affect Rubber & Urethane Products?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 4, 2022 11:27:49 AM

Here in the Midwest, we’re not strangers to extreme weather. Each of us has sweated it out in the blazing sun and bundled up in subzero temps – anything to get the job done! But perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “How much cold can my machinery take?” as the temperatures begin to drop. It’s common for equipment to fail in the winter, due to the below-freezing temperatures. Without proper maintenance and care, you could end up with costly damages caused by extreme cold. The bad news: we can’t do anything about the weather. The good news: we can help you protect your machinery from malfunctions caused by dropping temperatures.

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Topics: Endurawear, Urethane

Don’t Be Caught Off Guard by Winter Weather

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 21, 2022 1:34:13 PM

We’ve all felt the chill in the air, and there’s no doubt about it: winter is right around the corner – whether we are ready or not! Severe temperatures, ice, and snow make for harsh working conditions that can severely impact operations for a variety of industries. For two or more months per year, your gear has to stand up to the winter elements without slowing down. Curious how you can protect your business, guard against winter-related damages, and maintain productivity? Look no further than Sioux Rubber & Urethane!

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Topics: Corrosion

Custom Solutions for Unique Problems

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 5, 2022 6:36:31 PM

Do you struggle with a head-scratching abrasion, corrosion, or impact-related issue with your equipment? Perhaps you think that a protective layer of urethane or rubber would either not fit a specific shape and size, or that the cost for custom work would be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, neither of those is true!

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Topics: Custom Rubber Products

Reduce, Reuse, Recover: Why Recovering Clamp Pads is Better Than Replacing Them

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 28, 2022 2:26:10 PM

Year by year, day by day, hour by hour, forklifts are used to carefully move products of many different shapes and sizes. Vendors, distributors, and manufacturers rely on the safe handling of whatever item is being moved, so the forklifts need to be in tip-top shape. Clamp pads allow for a forklift to hold a firm, steady grip on any box, parcel, or paper roll. Over time, clamp pads can wear, fade, and chip – creating a hazard for safely moving objects. If you’re noticing wear on your clamp pads, don’t wait until there is a costly or dangerous slip. Recover your clamp pads today!

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Topics: Clamp Pads

The Basics of Bolt-on Liners

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Sep 5, 2022 1:19:05 PM

Steel is known for its strength, durability, thermal conductivity, and other great features. However, it’s not resistant to impact and abrasion. Over time, most steel-manufactured components will fail due to high impact, abrasion, or chemical corrosion. Steel isn’t quite so formidable when it’s up against these enemies! When steel fails, productivity screeches to a halt. Money and time are lost due to repairs and downtime. The good news? We created a solution. Our bolted liner product line was designed to help steel stay strong for longer. 

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Topics: Bolt-in Liners

How Does High Heat Affect Rubber & Urethane Products?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Aug 20, 2022 1:48:18 PM

Although summer is slowly coming to an end, we could still see some high temperatures and endure long, hot days of scalding sun. For those of us that work in those conditions, we’ve long since learned how to hydrate and protect ourselves from the elements. But, what about machinery? Let’s take a look:

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