Caps and plugs - shock absorption and preventing damage in transit
01 May 2020
A key component in countless engineering applications, caps and plugs offer protection during the manufacturing process.
Aside from this, they help during transportation and storage and altogether ensure a project runs smoothly and safely – but it’s often vital they offer shock absorption qualities.
Causing downtime and waste, shock can result in a host of inefficiencies on any given project, which is why shock absorption is so important as it boosts the lifespan of the application – and ensures it operates more safely.
When undertaking any new project, it’s important you consider the end-use of caps and plugs before deciding on the right ones. Consider everything from the environment in which the components will be used to their intended application. As caps offer protection or masking qualities, you must understand the variables of your application; if you’re focusing on its protection ability, consider which part of the component requires protection and, therefore, how the plug or cap will need to perform.
If, however, your cap or plug is instrumental in shielding against entry or escape of liquids, consider the surface area which requires masking and the challenges you may face in doing so.
Read the full article in the May issue of DPA
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