Hot Vulcanising V.S.
Here at H.E.M.E in Emerald, we are proud to be one of the only companies offering hot vulcanising outside of the Brisbane region. Throughout our years in the rubber lagging industry, we have become experts in this field, and we are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to both the hot vulcanising and cold bonding methods.
Below, we have compiled an explanation of both rubber lagging techniques to help you better understand which may best suit your requirements.
What is Hot Vulcanising?
Hot vulcanised bonding has become an increasingly popular method in recent years. Hot vulcanising is performed by applying a continuous rubber layer around the pulley shell. This method involves curing and melting the rubber to remove any gaps, leaving a seamless layer of rubber lagging.
Benefits of Hot Vulcanising
Many benefits come with opting for the hot vulcanising method. Hot vulcanised bonding has been found to create a significantly stronger bond between the pulley shell and the rubber.
The hot vulcanising method also means gaps in the lagging are eliminated, while the process of steam curing reduces the chance of separation between the rubber lagging and the pulley shell.
What is Cold Bonding?
Cold bonding involves gluing strips of rubber lagging straight onto the pulley shell. The method of cold vulcanised bonding is both cheaper than hot vulcanising.
Therefore, cold vulcanising is still very popular for those seeking a quick solution and wanting to keep costs down. Although affordable and simple to complete, cold bonding has also been found to have a shorter life service than that of hot vulcanising.
Ask H.E.M.E today!
Would you like to know more about cold bonding and hot vulcanising? Based in Emerald, the team at H.E.M.E is here to assist. For all rubber lagging enquiries, be sure to get in touch with our knowledgeable team today on 07 4982 3001.