Heater & Sensor Encapsulation
Another leading edge technology is a process used to encapsulate in silicone or other elastomers a variety of metal inserts, electronic sensors and low voltage heating elements. With appropriate material selection and "outside the box thinking" when recommending a new tooling design, C & M Rubber Co. has been tagged by one customer as, "The company to go to when you're looking for the impossible." C & M Rubber Co. will collaborate with your organization on the most challenging and your simplest projects to produce a high quality and cost effective rubber part.
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Heater & Sensor Encapsulation Capabilities
|Max. Tooling Dimension
||24" W x 24"D
|Max. Tooling Height
||2" to 7" Range
||Compression & Transfer
||Single or multiple cavity
|Max. Cavity Count
||Part size & target piece price are determining factors
- Insert must withstand clamping pressure during molding process
- Metal or other thermo-resistant material (400°F)
- Thermo-resistant ribbon or cord heater assemblies
||Physical encapsulation and/or heat activated adhesive bonding which takes place during the vulcanization (molding) process.
||In instances where delicate sensors, heaters or other detection devices will not tolerate the vulcanization process, a rubber part can be custom molded to accept the insertion of such devices in a separate assembly process at our facility or yours.
||Silicone is a versatile elastomer that is frequently used in applications requiring UL, NSF or FDA 21CFR177.2600 certification where food contact is common. Other materials such as flourosilicone, urethane, neoprene, millathane, EPDM & natural rubber also are used.
|Durometer & Color
||Durometer & Color can be customized to meet your specification. Durometer can range from 10-90 Duro Shore A. (±5 points) Silicone can be Pantone color matched whereas flourosilicone, urethane, EPDM and natural rubber are typically available in primary colors.
See RMA Dimensional Tolerance Table (PDF - 344KB)
||Variables such as part size, thickness, length, specific application & environment, mold type & elastomer used will influence final shrink percentage used. Consult with our engineers for recommendation.
|Commitment To Quality
||ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Statistical Process Control
Practice Toyota Production System Tenants
Kodak Contour Projector
ACU-Gage Coordinate Measuring System
Electronic Durometer Tester
Scott Tensile Tester
Rheometer 900 Tester
Batch Control and Tracking
Custom Manufacturing Software Control
Bar Code Order Tracking & Invoicing
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