Rubber for Mechanical Handling
Durable and robust elastomeric products to both protect and support have been manufactured by Walker Rubber for generations, since 1941 in fact. Whatever your application, we can advise on appropriate material choices and the most cost-effective manufacturing process to help you source the right solution for your equipment or handling application.
Recommended Rubber Extrusions for Mechanical Handling
Rubber bumpers are excellent at protecting walls from scrapes and more serious impact damage by absorbing energy through compression. Highly resistant to weathering, our EPDM buffers and protectors are the perfect fit choice for high impact and demanding situations. Our customers in the Mechanical Handling industry also use our rubber protectors on Forklifts to protect the equipment, prevent loads sliding and minimise wall damage from any impact. Our rubber brick grabs, also manufactured from EPDM in our UK facility, are a great way of loading and unloading safely and securely, with expert engineering, high tensile strength and tear resistance.
EPDM rubber (ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber) is a type of synthetic rubber that is used in many applications, including mechanical handling. EPDM is made from ethylene, propylene, and a diene comonomer that enables cross-linking via sulphur vulcanisation. It has the right properties for all your mechanical handing needs, providing cushioning, elasticity and protection. It is commonly used in wiper blades, as well as roofing, with Walker Rubber providing premium EPDM components for the mechanical handling industry.
WHY CHOOSE WALKER RUBBER?
UNRIVALLED LEAD TIMES
If your order is urgent, no one can get it to you in a shorter timeframe than Walker Rubber.
IN HOUSE MANUFACTURE
Your product, designed and manufactured to your specifications in our UK manufacturing facility.
SAME DAY QUOTATIONS
Over 90% of the enquiries we receive are quoted on the same day.
Did You Know...?
Rubber is often overlooked as an option for heavy duty applications. When you're moving heavy packs of concrete blocks and bricks all day, knowing they can be lifted securely and safely whilst minimising the risk of damage or loss should always be at the front of your mind. In busy yards and storage facilities, there is no better choice than rubber-lined jaws on your brick grabs.
Walker Rubber provides a wide range of services suitable to the
We have highlighted three of them below.
We can deploy both multi-impression rubber moulds for small components and single impression rubber moulds for large components and short runs. We also supply rubber products moulded directly onto metal, forming a long-lasting bond.
Our state-of-the-art industrial CNC machine makes light work of cutting your rubber gaskets, pads, and washers. We’ll design and programme the software for precision design of your gaskets, washers, pads, and sheet material products from a range of different rubbers we stock.
Our specialist and bespoke rubber extrusion service has been set up to ensure that we're able to fulfil the demanding needs of all our customers. With over 8 decades of expertise, we now have over 2,000 extrusion profiles available that may already meet your requirements. Contact us today to find out more. And if they don’t, let us design and manufacture new ones for your rubber needs.