When it comes to machinery with moving components, vibration is hard to avoid. Unchecked vibration accelerates wear, creates noises, and degrades performance, leading to customer dissatisfaction.
Dampen vibration successfully with cast urethane bushings from ESCO Plastics. They’re perfect for high friction, corrosive environments and can eliminate downtime and reduce replacement costs.
What Are Urethane Bushings?
Urethane bushings, which are sometimes called anti-vibration mountings or bearings, enable parts to move without transmitting vibration. They act as a protective interface, redirecting energy through themselves.
Absorbing the vibration generated from moving parts reduces friction. This provides many benefits:
- Improves Product Quality
- Prolongs Equipment Lifespan
- Reduces Wear
- Increases Safety
- Lowers Noise
Urethane is a versatile elastomeric compound. Its unique characteristics provide many advantages over other materials for custom vibration-isolating parts.
- Long Run Durability
- High Compression
- Resists Abrasion
- Very Flexible
- Bears Weight
- High Dielectric Strength
- Stands Up To Chemicals
- Resists Water
- Withstands Friction
- Not Brittle
- Resilient To Sunlight
- Superior Hydrolytic Stability
- Resists Impacts
- Dampens Sound
- Doesn’t Tear Easily
- Withstands Extreme Temperatures
- Available In a Variety of Color Pigments
Your Source For Urethane Bushings
ESCO Plastics is a top provider of urethane bushings in custom shapes and sizes for commercial and industrial applications. We can fulfill orders of all sizes, but our area of expertise is high-volume or repeat production runs.
Sometimes off-the-shelf products aren’t suitable for an application. We work with you to develop custom polyurethane bushings using a consultative approach that addresses performance, fitment, longevity, and safety. Here’s our process:
- Concept Realization
- Tooling Design and Manufacture
- Sample Part Creation
- Part Inspection And Approval
- Full-Scale Production
Applications For Urethane Bushings
With decades of casting experience, ESCO Plastics has become a trusted urethane bushing provider for clients across many industries. Examples include:
- Oil And Gas
- Original Equipment Manufacturer, or OEM
- Material Handling
- Die Cutting
- Food Processing
- Process Automation
Manufacturers depend upon urethane bushings to facilitate part movement and stability. We can help you pinpoint the optimum compound formula, size, and durometer to excel in a specified operating environment. Typical applications for urethane bushings include:
- Urethane Suspension Bushings
- Railroad Car Suspension Bushings
- Machine Mounts
- Conveyor Shock Absorbers
- Machine Stops
- Sheet Metal Part Extractors
Improve Equipment Longevity
Urethane bushings from ESCO Plastics provide long-lasting, vibration-dampening solutions for assemblies with moving parts. All orders are produced to applicable industry standards or client specifications under the guidance of a rigorous quality management system.
Contact us to learn more about custom polyurethane bushings. Our team is pleased to discuss your situation further.