Our high-speed guillotine cutters are a very efficient and cost-effective method of manufacturing rubber washers. With multiple tube cutting capabilities, these machines can produce up to 9,000 rubber washers per minute.
Thomas A. Caserta, Inc. has our on-demand cutters custom made with intermittent stop-and-go technology that provides an efficient cutting process of up to 800 cuts per minute. Due to the brief stop, high length accuracy and precise right-angled cuts are achieved. Our high-speed on-demand cutting services offer fast turnaround time, precise tolerance, high production volume, and prototype and short-run production.
Thomas A. Caserta, Inc. has all our guillotine cutters custom made to our own proprietary design. These machines employ intermittent stop-and-go technology that provides an efficient and accurate cutting process. All our guillotine cutters are equipped with high carbon steel blades to ensure precise right-angled cuts and tolerance accuracy.
These machines produce high quality, precision-cut rubber sealing washers at very economical production speeds.
Are you in need of guillotine cutting services? Thomas A. Caserta, Inc is the industry leader in precision cutting rubber experts. With decades of experience and state-of-the-art equipment, our expert team has provided exceptional quality products to customers.
Today we will explore how our company utilizes guillotine rubber cutting techniques using a guillotine cutting machine to produce high-performance parts that meet customized specifications. So if you’re looking for an experienced team with a comprehensive understanding of guillotine cutting processes, Thomas A. Caserta, Inc is here to assist you.
- Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
These are the most common material but we are not limited to them:
Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) - Excellent weatherability, good high and low temperature resistance, and low gas permeability. Resistant to ozone, steam, water, alcohols, and brake fluids. Poor resistance to petroleum oils, and diester lubricants. Temperature range: -60°F to 280°F.
Neoprene - Good general purpose elastomer, with moderate oil, ozone and water resistance. Resistant to freons, high aniline points oils, mild acids. Not recommended for phosphate esters, ketones, brake fluids. Temperature range: -65°F to 260°F.
Nitrile - Excellent resistance to petroleum products, excellent compression set; resistant to oil, water, silicone greases and oils. Not recommended for halogenated hydrocarbons, ketones, ozone and sunlight. Temperature Range: -65°F to 275°F.
Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) - General purpose elastomer, good adhesion to various substrates, good abrasion resistance, good resiliince. Resistant to brake fluids, alcohols, water. Not recommended for solvents, oil/gas, sunlight. Temperature range: -65°F to 225°F.
Silicone - Best overall temperature range of elastomers currently available. Excellent resistance to dry heat, as well as, resistance to low temperature, brake fluids, high aniline point oils. Not recommended for some dynamic applications due to poor tensile strength and tear. Poor in petroleum oils and ketones. Temperature range: -150° to 500°F.
Viton® - Outstanding resistance to the effects of heat, chemicals, and solvents. Viton® has good tensile, resistance and low compression set. Limitations include poor low-temperature properties, limited hot-water resistance and shrinkage. Temperature range: -50° to 600°F.
At Thomas A. Caserta, Inc. our quality objective is to provide our customers with quality service that meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations. Our highly trained and experienced production operators and strict quality control procedures enable us to consistently deliver defect-free products.
Guillotine rubber cutting is a method of creating shapes, strips, and gaskets out of rubber. The process entails using a guillotine cutting machine to cut through a sheet of rubber material by pressing it with a blade. The blade is guided up and down along the length of the rubber sheet to achieve the desired shape or size. The rubber is then cut into small strips, circles, rectangles, and other shapes depending on the application's needs.
When cutting through rubber sheets, the guillotine cutting process uses a sharp blade that creates a clean cut with minimal deformation along the edges. The blade can be adjusted to create different thicknesses depending on how much force is applied and how deep it enters the material. This adjustable feature allows for more creative cuts, such as jagged edges or complex curves.
Guillotine cutters give businesses advantages, making them increasingly popular in industrial environments. The following are some of the key benefits of using this advanced technology:
- Efficiency: Guillotine cutters reduce the time and effort required for rubber cutting compared to manual or die-cutting methods. This means that production can be completed faster and more efficiently, leading to cost savings due to reduced labor hours. In addition, these machines offer precise cuts consistent from one product to another, ensuring quality and accuracy throughout the production process.
- Safety: Guillotine rubber cutting is the safety it provides. These machines are designed to provide an ergonomic working environment for their operators and reduce the risk of accidents or injuries due to manual handling. With these advanced tools, businesses can maintain a safer and more efficient production line.
- Cost savings: Guillotine cutters offer cost savings in materials due to their highly precise nature. This means less material will be wasted during rubber cutting as exact measurements can be achieved with each guillotine cut. The resulting increase in efficiency leads to higher profits for businesses that utilize this technology.
The guillotine cutting method has many applications in a variety of industries.
In the aerospace industry, rubber washers can be used for airtight seals between components and to prevent vibration or damage to electrical wiring.
In appliances, rubber washers are an integral part of refrigerators, stoves, and other large home appliances. The automotive industry uses rubber washers to cushion parts when attached; this helps create a snug fit that reduces rattling and wear and tear on the equipment.
In construction, rubber washers are often used as gaskets between two metal parts and help provide a water-resistant seal between them. For example, buildings may use rubber washers with mounting hardware to ensure that rain and moisture do not damage the walls from the inside. The electrical industry also relies on rubber washers for insulation and to protect wires from vibration or possible short-circuiting.
Fastening components can be easily secured with various rubber washers, creating a secure fit that will stay in place over time. Many OEMs also use this method to create custom solutions for their product designs; for example, they may choose specific shapes, sizes, or materials to ensure that every part fits together perfectly without gaps or loose areas.
Plumbing is another area where rubber washer-cutting methods are handy. Using this cutting process to size up the exact diameter of each washer needed, plumbers can create a tight seal with no room for leakage, ensuring that the pipes and joints remain watertight.
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At Thomas A. Caserta, Inc., we understand the importance of rubber washers for industrial and commercial products and are proud to offer guillotine cutting services for their fabrication. Contact us today if you’re looking for a partner who can help deliver precision-cut rubber washers with consummate reliability and speed.