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Prevent Conveyor Belt Damage with Rubber Impact Bars

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 21, 2021 8:27:33 PM

For over 25 years, we have supported the mining and quarry industries with rubber impact bars that are designed to protect both conveyor belts and products. Installed at transfer points to absorb the energy of falling material, rubber impact bars keep your material where it should be -- on the belt. Like all of our products, we can customize a solution that works best for your specific belt and the materials it handles day after day.

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Topics: Impact Bars

Clamp Pads: Why Replace, When You Can Recover?

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Apr 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

We’re all about helping our customers save time and money. One of the best tricks up our sleeve? We can recover worn-down clamp pad rubber for a fraction of the cost it takes to purchase new. It’s one of our favorite no-brainers.

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Topics: Clamp Pads

Discussing Production Lead Times With Derek DeGroot

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 25, 2021 3:53:06 PM

When it comes to production lead times, Sioux Rubber & Urethane is hard to beat. If your timeline is tight, we’re the ones to call. We sat down with Derek DeGroot, Senior Sales Manager, to discuss the Sioux Rubber advantage and how we set ourselves apart from the competition.

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

3 Ways We Ensure Quality

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Mar 11, 2021 11:48:16 AM

Over our 60+ years in business, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has built a strong reputation. When it comes to impact, abrasion, and corrosion resistance, there’s no one better at providing innovative and effective solutions for our customers. As we’ve grown our business over the decades, we’ve introduced new products, solutions, and ideas that never fail to meet our quality standards. We’re able to ensure our unparalleled quality because we only make the best, we know our stuff, and we never cut corners.

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Topics: Sioux Rubber & Urethane, Natural Rubber, Endurawear, Urethane

When the Going Gets Tough: Get Tuff-Tube®

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 17, 2021 11:36:25 AM

Small particles can cause huge amounts of damage. Grain is an incredibly abrasive material, so you can imagine it does a number on the steel spouts it tumbles down day after day. Oftentimes, a steel spout will see so much abrasion from grain that it has to be replaced within the season. This is costly and wastes your time, money, and materials - but fortunately for you, there’s a better way. We created our patented Tuff-Tube® to solve this problem for our customers that work with grain, sand, or other small abrasive particles.

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Topics: Tuff Tube

Employee Spotlight: Kelli Midland, Sales Manager

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Feb 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

If you reach out to us for a quote or information on our products, chances are you’ll be talking with Kelli Midland, our new Sales Manager! Kelli may be in a new role, but she’s not new to Sioux Rubber & Urethane. After starting with the company as an office administrator, she served as Independent Sales Rep Coordinator for several years. Today, as Sales Manager, Kelli is in control of the overall sales process and serves as the face and voice of Sioux Rubber & Urethane for all current and potential customers. Kelli says, “This role is a natural progression. As I’ve moved into different positions within the company, I’ve been able to bring everything I learned and apply it to the new role.”

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Topics: Staff Spotlight

Behind Our Process: Vulcanization

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 20, 2021 5:11:36 PM

What sets Sioux Rubber & Urethane apart? Quite simply, it’s our processes that help us to stand out when compared to companies that offer similar services. It is common in our industry to use UV Curing, or cold-bonding to adhere rubber to a substrate. This process does work, but you get what you pay for. Cold bonds are only as strong as the glue that is used. This is why, from day one, we’ve been committed to the process of vulcanization.

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Topics: Vulcanization

Protect your Equipment and Your Bottom Line With Custom Internal Linings

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Jan 14, 2021 5:26:42 PM

Your equipment is valuable and having it run smoothly is integral to the success of your operation. For over 50 years, Sioux Rubber & Urethane has been protecting products from abrasion, corrosion, impact, and general wear-and-tear. It is our goal to save you money by extending the life of your equipment and increasing functionality. We’ve found that our customized solutions are the most impactful for our clients, and the options are endless. We can create linings in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and thicknesses. Are you in the market for a custom rubber or urethane lining? To show the extent to which we can affect your business with a custom lining, let’s take a look at a case study.

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Topics: Rubber

The Advantages and Capabilities of the Water Jet

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 16, 2020 7:02:05 PM

At Sioux Rubber & Urethane, we’re proud of the fact that we are able to cover just about anything. We’re in the business of solving abrasion, corrosion, and impact issues for a wide variety of equipment types within dozens of industries. Because we’ve seen it all, we know that we need to be ready for anything. It’s important for us to have the tools and resources that we need in order to provide the utmost accuracy and precision in the solutions we provide. When products need to be cut and designed to precise size specifications, we turn to the Water Jet.

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Topics: Water Jet

HawkPad is Here for the Honeycomb Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Dec 3, 2020 2:32:26 PM

Honeycomb cardboard is used as protective packaging for items as small as household appliances, and as large as temporary building structures. Honeycomb cardboard is made of kraft paper that is shaped into hexagonal cells and glued together to form a board. Then, firm cardboard is attached to both sides of the honeycomb like a sandwich. Using the honeycomb paper between the two firmer boards creates high tensile strength, which is ideal for the transportation of appliances and other large items that need to be protected. This product has to be measured and cut using 50 to 100-ton presses, and the die-cutting process must be strong, precise, and resilient. With the HawkPad by Sioux Rubber and Urethane, manufacturers of honeycomb cardboard are able to make a high-quality product that lasts longer and saves money.

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Topics: HawkPad