The agriculture industry presents demands not generally seen in other
production and manufacturing industries. Agricultural equipment must be able
to withstand harsh weather conditions and rough physical abuse that other
indoor industries do not face.
Harsh Environmental Conditions
Rubber parts on agricultural equipment are often exposed to chemical
fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides. Reliable rubber gaskets and seals
must be made of materials that are stable enough to handle the many
chemicals used for agricultural production. Because agricultural equipment
is used outdoors where it is frequently exposed to sunlight and rain, the
rubber bumpers, shock absorbers, hydraulic hoses, and other equipment parts
used on this equipment must be resistant to UV light and chemical
degradation to provide long life and safety for equipment.
Heavy Vibration and Metal to Metal Contact
Agricultural equipment often has to endure wear and tear from use on rough
terrain and unpredictable operating conditions. Rubber pads and shock
absorbers must be strong and rugged enough to hold up under these demanding
and harsh conditions. The structural integrity of the rubber material used
for these applications must be solid enough to resist deformation and strong
enough to avoid damage.
Another important factor to consider when designing rubber shock absorbers
is the structure of the part. For example, engine mounts placed between the
engine and the frame of agricultural machinery absorb vibrations from the
engine, reducing the strain and vibrations that could cause damage to the
equipment. They prevent metal-to-metal contact between the equipment body
and the engine itself. Determining the proper thicknesses and shape of shock
absorbers is necessary to assure proper vibration and impact cushioning,
without compromising the structural integrity of the machine.
Fifty Years’ Experience in Rubber Products Design
Founded in 1971, Jhao Yang Rubber has extensive experience in the designing
and manufacturing of rubber molded products used for agriculture. Our
in-house manufacturing facilities use high productivity, automated rubber
injection and molding machines capable of offering high quantity production
with fast turnarounds, regardless of project size. We welcome you to contact
us for your next rubber molding project needs.