Rubber Grommets, Comb Devices, and Nylon Nuts, Oh My!

Rubber Grommets, Comb Devices, and Nylon Nuts, Oh My!

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Whether you work in production machinery and tooling, information technology, warehousing, or you are a DIY kind of person, the tools of the trade are almost endless in number. However, maybe you do not know PVC plugs, plastic washers, metric spacers, and swivel casters like the back of your hand. Maybe you need a refresher course.

Here are five of some of the most useful protection and finishing products out there!

1. Rubber grommets

Rubber grommet sizes vary, from very small ones sometimes known as eyelets, to larger and more differently shaped rubber grommets. In general, rubber grommets look like tiny tires. Although they are typically used to keep sharp metal from damaging electrical wire, they can also be used to minimize vibration, and to protect wiring from the elements.

2. Comb devices

Comb devices sometimes look like a cross section of honeycomb. They are used to manage wires, by separating them for safety and organization. Some of these devices have incredible wire management capabilities, and can hold up to 24 cables at a time.

3. Nylon nuts.

Nylon nuts are made out of durable nylon, which enables them to be screwed and unscrewed numerous times without doing damage to threading. For this reason, they are often used in machinery that must be taken apart and reconstructed over and over. The nylon material also makes this hardware ideal for oil refineries, food processing, applications in the ocean, and in chemical industries.

4. Drawer rollers.

Drawer rollers are the two wheels that keep a drawer on its track when it is pulled out or pushed in. There is usually a point in the track where the rear wheel can drop into a groove, which will keep the drawer from being pulled out so far that it spills out of its track and on to your feet.

5. Threaded standoffs.

There are more than 30 different types of threaded standoffs. They look a bit like long empty bullet casings, and they have male and female sides meant to screw into two separate objects which are to be kept apart. Because they separate other components, they are ideal for preventing electrical shortages.

Hopefully these five components are clearer to you now than they were before, and you can complete our project confident that you have selected the right components. However, speaking to a manufacturer of protection and finishing equipment will always be the best way to determine which hardware is best for your particular job. More like this blog: www.alliance-express.com

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17 responses to “Rubber Grommets, Comb Devices, and Nylon Nuts, Oh My!”

  1. Thanks for the breakdown! I try to do as much as I can in house for our warehousing operation so it is useful to me to know the hardware out there.

  2. Thanks for the breakdown! I try to do as much as I can in house for our warehousing operation so it is useful to me to know the hardware out there.

  3. Thanks for the breakdown! I try to do as much as I can in house for our warehousing operation so it is useful to me to know the hardware out there.

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