Urethane Vibration Dampers

Urethane Vibration Dampers

The Problem: 

New car detailing business owner reached out to Inline Urethane with a unique challenge.  He needed us to help him fix broken handles on five used hand waxers.  New commercial grade hand waxers can run hundreds of dollars each.  Every dollar counts when you’re opening your very first business!

The Story: 

Among several pieces of equipment purchased to start his own business, our customer was lucky enough to find several used hand waxers at a bargain price. They were all fully functional, but every unit had a busted handle.  After several failed attempts at a homemade solution, he realized it was time to get help and turned to Google.  He was delighted to learn that Inline Urethane was local, and reached-out to our team via chat with his dilemma.

The Solution – Urethane

After inspection of the waxers and a brief discussion with the business owner about timeline and budget, our design experts were able to find a quick and inexpensive solution to the problem.  Using MAXITHANE™ we created replacement handles that were easily installed with no additional parts.  The new handles were sturdy and minimized the constant vibration, making operation much more comfortable.  For a nominal monetary investment and three days production time, all five of the waxers were repaired and improved, saving this new business owner hundreds of dollars.

Problem solved!

People are often surprised at the types of parts and machinery components that can be manufactured from urethane.  They are even more surprised at how affordable urethane can be, and the money that can be saved over time through improved durability and performance of urethane.  If you’ve got a part or component that wears quickly, is expensive to purchase and has an excessive lead-time.  Inline Urethane can help!  Give us a call, or email us to day about your project.

Ask The Experts!

Have questions, or need advice on an upcoming project? Not sure where to start?

Our team of urethane experts can help!

Contact us today to request a FREE no obligation consultation, or quote on your urethane project. Call, Live Chat or click here to email us your request.

Urethane Stabbing Guide

Urethane Stabbing Guide

The Problem: 

Stabbing guides price can be excessive depending on the size, type and quantity.  Delivery times can vary greatly. Figuring out how to partner with a local company to manufacture a custom stabbing guide would save time and money.

The Story: 

First, a little background about stabbing guides.  Stabbing guides are primarily used in the oilfield for protection and safety.  During drilling operations, stabbing guides play a key role in helping align tubing, casing and drill pipe to male/female connections safely and efficiently.   During pipeline construction and repair, guides help workers safely manipulate sections of pipe.  Simply stated, the use of stabbing guides is not an option, but a necessity for the protection of people and equipment.

A Houston-area pipeline maintenance company who frequently purchases urethane pigs from us (specifically the Uni series pig), expressed their frustration when sourcing stabbing guides.  They are a small to mid-size business that doesn’t have the space or financial resources to purchase and store a large inventory of stabbing guides. In addition, this company had a very simple, yet impactful design modification idea to improve the guide’s functionality for their needs.

The Solution – Urethane

Our team sat down with the customer to discuss the type of guide they were using, why they were using it, and what about the design was working and what wasn’t working. There were several aspects of the stabbing guide style they were using that weren’t necessary and could be removed.  Our designer went to work by refining the design.  The first prototype test revealed more opportunities to improve the functionality.

The end-result was a simple and effective stabbing guide that the customer could purchase in small quantities, receive in ½ the time, at less than ½ the cost and manufactured with our top-quality MAXITHANE™ urethane.

Problem solved!

People are often surprised at the types of parts and machinery components that can be manufactured from urethane.  They are even more surprised at how affordable urethane can be, and the money that can be saved over time through improved durability and performance of urethane.  If you’ve got a part or component that wears quickly, is expensive to purchase and has an excessive lead-time.  Inline Urethane can help!  Give us a call, or email us to day about your project.

Ask The Experts!

Have questions, or need advice on an upcoming project? Not sure where to start?

Our team of urethane experts can help!

Contact us today to request a FREE no obligation consultation, or quote on your urethane project. Call, Live Chat or click here to email us your request.

Urethane Spider Coupling

Urethane Spider Coupling

The Problem: 

OEM Spider Couplings are Expensive, Wear-out Fast & Take FOREVER to Receive.

The Story: 

In this product spotlight article a local Air Compressor Refurb Company approached Inline Urethane about some rubber spider couplings causing them grief.  Because they make their money refurbishing and reselling air compressors of all types, the primary goal is to keep part costs down without sacrificing quality.  Using substandard parts increases the risk of losing profits to warranty repairs and a diminished reputation.

One particular replacement part causing challenges for this company was the rubber spider coupling.  Couplings are replaced almost 100% of the time when refurbishing an air compressor.  The type and number of couplings needed for one refurb job depends on the size and model of compressor, which means they use a lot of couplings. One particular coupling they use regularly was extremely expensive and OEM lead times were long, too long.  They tried using some after market options, but while these options proved less expensive, they were poor in quality which resulted in increased warranty repairs and dissatisfied customers. 

They needed a long-term, reliable solution that could be put in-place quickly.  Time is money!

The Solution – Urethane

Inline’s MAXITHANE™ urethane was the perfect solution!  MAXITHANE urethane is more durable than the original rubber coupling, reduces vibration and cost less to manufacture. After a quick examination of the coupling, Inline’s team of experts went to work. The customer was both shocked and delighted at how quickly our team was able to develop the mold, select the proper MAXITHANE formulation and recreate the coupling.The job took 3 days, the urethane coupling was manufactured at ½ the cost and is guaranteed to last longer than the original rubber coupling. Problem solved!

People are often surprised at the types of parts and machinery components that can be manufactured from urethane.  They are even more surprised at how affordable urethane can be, and the money that can be saved over time through improved durability and performance of urethane.  If you’ve got a part or component that wears quickly, is expensive to purchase and has an excessive lead-time.  Inline Urethane can help!  Give us a call, or email us to day about your project.

Ask The Experts!

Have questions, or need advice on an upcoming project? Not sure where to start? 

Our team of urethane experts can help!

Contact us today to request a FREE no obligation consultation, or quote on your urethane project. Call, Live Chat or click here to email us your request.