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grommet

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Rubber grommets are commonly used in items such as cable wire trays, tubes etc.They can be used for waterproofing, covering holes with sharp edges, sealing gaps and vibration damping.

They may be used to prevent tearing or abrasion of the pierced material or protection from abrasion of the insulation on the wire, cable, line being routed through the penetration, and to cover sharp edges of the piercing, or all of the above. They not only protect the surface of holes but also whatever it is

that goes through them, simultaneously providing seal-like properties to prevent ingress. It is widely used in various fields such as electronics, electrical appliances, machinery, sports equipment, furniture, and lighting.

ADVANTAGE OF GROMMET

The most commonly used materials for rubber grommets are made in both Natural rubber and Synthetic rubber such as Nitrile, Neoprene, EPDM, Silicone and fluororubber. Customers can choose the rubber grommets based on their requirements and applications from our range. Rubber grommets have a wider range of applications when compared to other grommet types like metal and plastics.

Ideal weather
resistance

When compared to metallic or plastic grommets that are highly brittle or prone to rusting when used externally, Rubber Grommets can be used in almost all weather situations being resistant against Acids & Alkali’s.

High heat
resistance

The majority of Rubber type Grommets are produced using high-temperature materials such as EPDM & TPR. This enables their use with circuit boards and similar systems which can get very hot.

Flexible and
malleable
product

Unlike other types of grommets that have restrictive applications, rubber grommets can be used for varied purposes thanks to their flexibility, enabling them to fit inside a large range of hole shapes and sizes.

APPLICATIONS

As we shall see, Rubber Grommets can have several uses which include:

Electrical Cable/Wire Protection

Electrical cables are made of soft insulating materials. If they are passed through sharp edged holes without any prior protection, they will definitely be cut or abraded. This will damage the insulation due to constant flexing at the point of contact which may lead to circuit break, leading to potential disruption. Hence the use of Rubber Grommets for protection which also help in keeping the wires tightly held together.

Minimizing Vibrations

The majority of Rubber type Grommets are produced using high-temperature materials such as EPDM & TPR. This enables their use with circuit boards and similar systems which can get very hot.