Rubber for the Mechanical Handling Industry
Our role in the mechanical handling industry
As of 2021 the mechanical handling industry’s market value is £22.49 billion and is forecasted to hit £36.95 billion by 2028. Businesses across this sector need durable and robust elastomeric products to both protect and support their heavy machinery and facilities.
Whatever your application, we can advise on the appropriate material to choose from. We can also provide you with the most cost-effective manufacturing process to help you source the right solution for your equipment or handling application.
Rubber applications for mechanical handling
These are some of the most common applications of rubber in the mechanical handling industry:
- Wall bumpers
- Wall fitted shock absorbers
- Forklift Buffers and protectors
- Rubber brick grabs for loading bays and warehouses
Our rubber products are excellent for protecting your walls from scrapes and more serious impact damage. They can absorb energy from knock-through compression whilst withstanding torrid weather conditions making it the perfect choice for high-impact and demanding situations. In the mechanical handling field, you can use our rubber to protect the equipment on your forklifts. It can also prevent load sliding. Our specially designed EPDM brick blocks are a great way to manage loading and unloading securely and is also tear resistant and robust.Our Capabilities
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, it’s reassuring that you know they can be lifted securely and safely. So, you’re minimising the risk of damage or loss. In busy yards and storage facilities, there is no better choice than rubber-lined jaws on your brick grabs.
The Walker Rubber Difference
Rubber products manufactured to order with industry leading turnaround times.
Not quite sure what you need? Our team are on hand to provide fast, high-quality expertise with years of experience to back it up.
Your journey with us starts in sales. Like our exceptional manufacturing lead times, our sales team is no different. They will guide you through the process every step of the way. We are proud to say 90% of enquiries are quoted on the same day ensuring there is no delay in getting your project with us underway.
With our right first-time ethos, combined with only using premium materials from trusted sources, the quality of our rubber products are the best in the business.
We are experts in the manufacture of rubber extrusions. Our limitations are very small we can produce extrusions from 1m to 10,000m in length or 1mm to 300mm across.Rubber Extrusions
Our selection of cutting machinery enables us to be accurate and precise, meeting the required specifications for our customers.Rubber Gaskets
Most moulding requirements are unique to each customer. We supply a comprehensive range of mouldings in a variety of compounds: EPDM, Neoprene, Natural, Nitrile Silicone, Viton, Polyurethane and TPE.Rubber Mouldings
One of our more unique capabilities. We can bond together multiple types of rubber sheet to create your ideal material.Rubber Bonding
We have the capability to manufacture tooling inhouse, turning your ideas into reality with a short but cost-effective turnaroundRubber Tooling