What are Rubber Bushings?

A rubber bushings is a type of vibration isolator. Its primary function is to act as an interface between two parts, creating a buffer and absorbing some of the energy produced by their interaction. It separates two parts while allowing for limited movement, reducing vibration and even noise. Rubber bushings come in various shapes and sizes. They are typically formed into an annular cylinder shape and encased in metal cases. In specific applications, the rubber bushings is protected from being crushed by an internal crush tube. Rubber bushings are frequently preferred over solid connections because they reduce noise and vibration. In addition, they can eliminate the need for lubrication between two parts. However, despite these benefits, rubber bushings have a few drawbacks that should be considered before using them. One of these disadvantages is that they wear out quickly, especially when used in an oil-based environment. Furthermore, they are vulnerable to high temperatures. Rubber bushings are widely used in the manufacture of automobiles. Used in vehicle suspension systems, they can have a negative impact on vehicle performance, particularly handling during cornering and braking. They are commonly found in anti-roll bars, shock absorber mountings, double wishbone suspensions, gear sticks, and some car internal combustion engines. Rubber bushings are critical in vibration-isolating mounts, which reduces vibration and noise, particularly when the vehicle carries a load. Rubber bushings are also used within the parts that generate vibration and noise to limit these effects. Rubber bushings can also help transfer load from one area of a structure to another, reducing strain. Shock absorbers, vibration insulators, and abrasion resistors are also possible applications for these rubber bushings, and they can act as seals when used with wires, pipes, and tubing. Rubber grommets, which are similar to rubber bushing, are used for various purposes. Grommets are commonly used to protect eyelets from wear and tear as parts or objects pass through them. They can also be used as seals in wires, rods, and pipes that pass through firewalls and plates.

Contact Specialised Mouldings for details

To discuss custom rubber bushing for your specific application, please contact a representative from Specialized Mouldings South Africa today.