Anybody know about working properties of rubber in clamping applications?

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Forum topic by Loren posted 11-03-2012 01:11 AM 672 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-03-2012 01:11 AM

I have an edge clamp with worn rubber faces on clamps. It squashes
the work and presses it sideways into another part so the rubber
both has to compress and take sideways “shear” pressure with
low loss of grip. The old rubber faces I have on the clamp are
losing grip and I’d like to get more consistent clamping.

I think silicone rubber might be the right way to go, but I’m not
keen enough on rubber technology to comprehend my own
question all that well.

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#1 posted 11-03-2012 04:05 PM

It’s a HESS Mobil 2500.

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#2 posted 11-03-2012 04:35 PM


Plywood pads with a leather face would make a good replacement. I use them with my ‘Jorg’ pipe clamps.

...just a thought.

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-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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