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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.

The Dredge Pump

20 years ago, we were asked to create a custom lining for a dredge pump. Dredge pumps are used to clear out boat marinas and dam blockages, so they withstand a lot of abuse. Abrasion from sand, shells, and rocks will wear through the base metal of the dredge pump in two years or less! Fortunately, this particular pump had been installed with a simple soft rubber lining to protect the pump. Even so, this wasn’t going to hold up against the impact from all those tiny, abrasive particles. There was a need for a better, long-term solution. And that’s where we came in.

So, what makes one of our customized linings any better than the soft rubber lining that was originally installed? We’ve spent decades perfecting our proprietary rubber blend, Endurawear. This unique material bonds directly to existing equipment and can be manufactured with a variety of hardness, rigidity, and working temperature range. Knowing what we knew about the dredge pump, we were able to custom-fit a solution that would keep the pump running smoothly for years to come.

With the many variables in a working operation, it’s hard to predict just how long a lining will last before it needs to be replaced. In this case, we were hopeful to add 5 years to the lifespan of the dredge pump. Well, here we are, TWENTY years later. And that pump liner? It’s still going strong.

The Custom Difference

The investment that you make in high-quality custom linings will impact the performance of your equipment on many levels. When the business runs smoothly, you’re able to meet your goals and protect your bottom line. Say goodbye to expensive repairs, unexpected delays, and prolonged downtimes when systems break down. It’s not just dredge pumps that can more than triple their lifespan with custom linings. “Nearly every industry can benefit. In fact, there aren’t many industries out there that we haven’t supported in one way or another,” says Joe Wren, General Manager at Sioux Rubber & Urethane. “It’s almost always more cost effective to add a liner to a machine than to replace that machine in a couple of years. Our products will save you money, be it with equipment repairs, downtime, parts, or overtime. And we’re pretty proud of that,” says Wren.

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