Sioux Rubber & Urethane Blog

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

Protect Your Conveyor Belt With Rubber

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 20, 2020 8:13:01 PM

Conveyor belt operators are not strangers to heavy service demands. You need high-functioning belts running at top capacity in order to meet your production needs. For 25 years, we’ve been manufacturing rubber impact bars to support belts and increase the life cycle economy of conveyor belts across the country. Are you looking for protection that will prevent damage, be easily installed, withstand impact, and is versatile enough to fit your unique operation? Then look no further.

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Topics: Conveyer Cradle Impact Bars

5 Reasons You Need Clamp Pads

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Nov 5, 2020 10:11:30 AM

Anyone that works with forklifts knows that clamps withstand a lot of wear and tear. Whether you’re handling rolls, barrels, or flat boxes, it’s not a matter of if your clamps start to fail, but a matter of when. Unfortunately, fully replacing parts on your machinery is expensive and reduces productivity. Here’s the good news: Sioux Rubber & Urethane has the solution, and we’ve been doing it for over 30 years! Our Endurawear clamp pads and covers provide a safe, strong, easy, budget-friendly, and fast way to keep your clamps in business.

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Topics: Clamp Pads

Get Creative With Spray-on Urethane Coating

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 23, 2020 12:00:48 PM

Equipment of all shapes, sizes, and functions can be at risk of abrasion and corrosion. Perhaps you’ve avoided pursuing protection options for your equipment because you never imagined there would be a solution for your specific hopper, truck bed, bracket, roller, or frame. Well, we’ve got you covered. Literally. Spray-on urethane can be applied to almost anything, in a wide range of thicknesses and hardness. The versatility and protection that we can provide with Spray-on Urethane coatings is unmatched!

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Topics: Urethane Coatings

Make Your Life Easier with Tuff-Tube Spout Liners!

Posted by Sioux Rubber & Urethane Team on Oct 8, 2020 12:04:38 PM

Industries that regularly handle grain, seed, sand, and fertilizer all have one thing in common: spouts that get a lot of wear and tear. Abrasion from small particles causes extensive damage to steel spouts, rendering them completely useless over time. You have two options; replace spouts regularly and suffer the expense and consequence of downtime or protect your existing spout. Reduce costs, reduce downtime, and get more for your money with Tuff-Tube Spout Liners!

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Topics: Tuff Tube