Rubber Compounds and Applications
Most vacuum pads are available in various rubber compounds for different applications.
|Standard||1) Standard rubber is our most widely used compound, with superior performance in a variety of environments. This compound also features excellent abrasion resistance.
(Not recommended for contact with oily surfaces.)
|Low-Marking||2) Low-marking rubber avoids leaving marks or stains on light-colored materials. This low-marking compound is recommended for indoor applications, such as production lines.
(see low-marking/UV-resistant compound for outdoor use). This compound also excels in resisting abrasion.
|Oil-Resistant||3) Oil-resistant rubber resists damage from petroleum-based oils, like those commonly found on sheet and plate metals. This compound also features superior abrasion resistance.|
|Heat-Resistant||4) Heat-resistant rubber is ideal for removing glass from tempering ovens. However, they have about half the lifting capacity compared to standard rubber.|
|UV-Resistant||5) UV-resistant rubber is ideal for extended use outdoors.Commonly used on windshields or in similar outdoor settings.|
|Medium-Flexible||6) Standard medium-flexible rubber provides flexibility, allowing vacuum pads to attach to textured surfaces, such as pattern glass.|
|Coating-Compatible||7) Coating-compatible rubber is designed to handle low-E glass and other coated materials without leaving markings. It's also good for handling painted and silk-screened glass.|
|8) Low-marking/UV-resistant rubber avoids leaving marks and also stands up to extended outdoor use. Ideal for light colored materials.|
|9) Low-marking/medium flexible rubber avoids leaving marks on lighter materials, while also providing flexibility, allowing vacuum pads to attach to textured surfaces, such as pattern glass, as well as thin materials.|
|Rubber compounds||Resist load slippage (Friction coefficient)||Resist staining load||Resist marking load||Resist damage from oil||Resist damage from heat (Max surface temp)||Resist UV damage (Average outdoor service life)||Resist damage from abrasion||Attach to textured surfaces||Avoid damaging coated surfaces|
|1) Standard||Excellent (1.0)||Good||Good||Poor||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Good (2 years)||Excellent||Good||Poor|
|2) Low-Marking||Good (0.75)||Excellent||Excellent||Poor||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Poor||Excellent||Good||Poor|
|3) Oil-Resistant||Excellent (1.0)||Good||Good||Excellent||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Fair (1 year)||Excellent||Poor||Poor|
|4) Heat-Resistant||Fair (0.45)||Good||Good||Poor||Excellent (400°F / 204°C)||Excellent (8 years)||Good||Poor||Poor|
|5) UV-Resistant||Good (0.75)||Good||Poor||Good||Good (225°F / 107°C)||Good (4 years)||Good||Good||Poor|
|6)Standard Medium-Flexible||Excellent (1.0)||Good||Good||Poor||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Good (2 years)||Excellent||Excellent||Poor|
|7) Coating-Compatible||Excellent (1.0)||Excellent||Good||Excellent||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Excellent (8 years)||Excellent||Good||Excellent|
|8) Low-Marking & UV-Resistant||Good (0.8)||Excellent||Excellent||Good||Good (225°F / 107°C)||Good (4 years)||Good||Good||Poor|
|9) Low-Marking & Medium-Flexible||Good (0.75)||Excellent||Excellent||Poor||Fair (150°F / 66°C)||Fair (0.5 years)||Excellent||Good||Poor|