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VOL XI, NO 24

Belzona® Low Cost Maintenance Of Press Pads

 
 

Industry:

General Industry (GIND)

 
 

Application:

Gaskets, Seals and Shims (GSS)

 
 

Customer Location:

Aircraft manufacturer

 
 

Application Date:

March 1997

 
 

Application Situation:

Rubber pad press used to form components from sheet metal. The rubber bolster exerts approximately 15000psi to the metal sheets to form them over the pattern die.

 
 

Problem:

Wear and cutting of the rubber bolster during the forming process leading to loss of accuracy in the formed components.

 
 

Products:

Belzona® 2131 (D & A Fluid Elastomer)

 

Substrate:

Rubber

 
 

Application Method:

Instead of replacing complete bolster a 1-inch (25 mm) thick rubber pad is bonded to the surface in accordance with Belzona System leaflet GSS-2.

 
 

Belzona Facts:

Typically the Belzona repair costs 1/5th that of a new bolster and can be carried out by in-house maintenance staff. This company typically were replacing bolsters 3 to 4 times each year per machine and the Belzona repairs are estimated to save them almost £30,000 per annum.

 
 

Photographs Description

  1. General view of the press  
  2. The resurfacing pad being positioned over the bolster with both surfaces treated with Belzona® 2131  
  3. Weights in place whilst Belzona® 2131 cures
 
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For more information about Belzona visit: www.belzona.com