Flexible Rubber Bellows Supplier
Flexible rubber bellows also named expansion joints are designed to accommodate different movements. It is also a flexible solution for industrial plants, piping, and equipment. The expansion joints can prevent contamination and frictional damage to the piston or rod.
- Various types of rubber compounds available
- Wide range of shapes
- Can be customized to your specifications
Flexible Rubber Bellows
Lindas flexible rubber bellows can guarantee excellent performance. We created them by extrusion mold, compression mold, and injection mold. The expansion joint is widely used during production. Below are some functions of expansion joints:
- Neutralizing lateral, angular, and axial stress
- Accommodates pressure loads
- Minimizes noise
- Isolating vibration sources
- Compensates misalignment
- Extends machinery equipment’s life
Why Choose Lindas
- We manufacture flexible rubber bellows at a very competitive rate.
- Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to produce small or large production of rubber bellows.
- We have an expert team to check out all the expansion joints before dispatch.
- Our products can meet FDA-compliant if customers needed.
- Lindas flexible rubber bellows have passed the international standard.
Practical Guide to Selecting Expansion Joints
Evaluate the Surrounding Environment
The flexible rubber bellows accommodate various moving parts nearby other components. Thus, it may bring different environmental elements such as chemicals, oil, and high temperature. The best thing to do is to record the factors that may cause failures.
Understand the Joints Movement
The movement of joints may bring heat, wear, tear, and friction. However, using expansion joints can prevent these aspects on the system.
Examine the Requirement for Sealing
The flexible rubber bellows can contract and expand. Thus, it can trap air or produce a vacuum on the shaft. Creating air exchange is crucial to minimize this issue. Just add the system with an air admittance.
Examine the Requirements for Attachment
It is not always easy to attach the bellows on ends. However, reducing the size differences can control costs. The ends can have a smooth cuff and involve flanged tape. The flange must have holes for mounting.
Requirements for Outside Dimension
When the requirements for expansion ratio are high, your ideal part should precisely match your footprint. The OD size of the bellows depends on their minimal and maximal length.
Flexible Rubber Bellows Movement
This movement is a longitudinal axis direction of the flexible bellows. It can be extensive or compressive. The flexible bellows are important in most applications due to the expanding temperature of the system. The flexible rubber bellows are installed between anchors and must fit into the pipe system.
This movement is a perpendicular movement to the longitudinal axis of the bellows. It is a bellows’ shearing action that allows a maximum number of lateral movements.
It is a flexible bellows’ longitudinal rotation at a single end. The rotation axis occurs at the bellow’s midpoint.
A universal expansion joint is constructed to suck up applied movements such as angular, lateral, and axial.