• Cat Image Bumpers Main

    Natural caoutchouc rubber has high elasticity, high tensile strength, strong notched-bar tenacity, and high abrasion resistance. The mechanical and dynamic loads of natural rubber are the highest among all elastomers. Natural caoutchouc is resistant to polar liquids, aliphatic, aromatic, and chlorinated hydrocarbons.

    A wide spectrum of oil and natural gas based "composition caoutchoucs" is being used in many fields of application now. Their properties allow a wide range of applications that helped the rubber material reach its current position in modern technology. Rubber is a composite of very different substances. Its resistances and mechanical properties can only be determined from a formula of several hundred substances. Caoutchouc as a macro-molecular material is the elastic component of the rubber. Mechanical properties such as breaking elongation, re-bound elasticity, strength, and resistance against tear propagation are determined by this component.

    The compound of chemicals and aggregates with the rubber and the subsequent vulcanization process produce a usable material. A multitude of possible combinations of individual materials as well as the various possible mounting methods provide an appropriate solution for each problem. The steel plates on rubber buffers are vulcanized into or onto the buffers. The threaded bolts on rubber buffers are inserted without the risk of twisting. Visible surfaces are galvanized. The vulcanization process guarantees maximum stability between the rubber and steel components.

  • Cat Image Conductix Cell Bumpers

    Cellular buffers have a strong absorption capacity with long compression length. As a result they produce low limit forces and favorable deceleration  values. Cellular buffers are made up of a spring body made of cellular Polyurethane-Elastomer with high structural stability. Their outstanding characteristic is their volume compressibility, which produces a low transverse elongation under pressure. Cellular buffers are resistant against aliphatic hydrocarbons, such as oils and greases as well as ozone, UV-radiation and aging. You can expect a general resistance in technical application. The cellular body is only limited resistant against hydraulic oil and degenerates when exposed to hot water and water vapor over a longer period. Cellular buffers are not resistant to strong acids and leaches. The operating temperature is between -20ºC and +80ºC (approx. -5°F to 175°F). Temporary temperature peaks of +100°C (212°F) are acceptable and do not harm the buffer. When exposed to –20°C the material becomes harder; this, however does not affect the consistency of the material. 

    Examples of application:
    • Crane systems
    • Storage and retrieval machines
    • Smelter and rolling mill machines
    • Handling technique
    • Plant construction & engineering
    • Hoist systems
    • Conveyor, transport and gate systems that are equipped with form-locking drives (e.g. chain or toothed rack).
    • Lift bumpers for vertically moved loads such as hoists and counter weights