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The Incredible Versatility and Usability of Silicone Rubber Washers

Silicone rubber washers are incredibly popular and used across different industries due to their immense flexibility and usability benefits. Silicone rubber provides the perfect balance of mechanical and chemical properties, making it an ideal fit. Silicone Rubber Washer Material Properties The extraordinary properties of silicon make silicone rubber washers mighty effective. Silicone offers excellent resistance…

Nylon Plastic Washers – Who Knew How Cool These Are?

Remember way back in school when you learned about simple machines? One of those was a screw, right? We know that screws are used for fastening, for holding things together, and are often used in gears. However, that simple machine can be even more functional when you add a washer to it. Washers can also…

Why Using Rubber Washers Is a Smart Move

Today, you can find rubber washers in several thicknesses. Thicker rubber washers can be used for all types of applications in many different environments. Thanks to the simple design of these washers, it means they will work as expected for a long time. Plastic washers are commonly used to help reduce friction in a machine,…

The Top Benefits of Rotary Die Cutting

Rotary die-cutting is an affordable, fast way to manufacture products that mandate precise folds, cuts, and shapes without sacrificing construction or speed. It’s an effective way to build mass-produced items, such as boxes and another packaging from metal, plastic, or paper, and electronic component assembly parts, foam products, gaskets, O-rings, stickers, decals, and more. While…

The Garden Hose Problem: The Importance of Gaskets

How important are gaskets and other small connector pieces? One way to think about this is to illustrate it by describing how you use your outdoor garden hose. A garden or lawn hose is uniquely valuable for all kinds of uses – delivering water to plants, washing an exterior, and filling up a child’s plastic…

Lathe Cut Vs. O-ring Here’s The Deal

There seems to be a common misunderstanding regarding whether or not customers should use o-rings or lathe-cut gaskets. Often, manufacturing clients tend to think that o-rings and lathe cut gaskets are the same, while other customers simply don’t know the difference between them, which can cause them to purchase the wrong parts for their job. …

Simple Fixes For A Broken Pool Light

Pool lights are not only necessary for safety, but they also provide dazzling effects to your poolscape. When pool lights are dim or broken, you can be left in the dark as to how to diagnose and repair the problem. Pool lights can have hundreds of feet of cable, circuit breakers, GFCIs, and junction boxes…

Three Important Sectors For Gasket Applications

At Cannon Gasket, we specialize in a wide variety of gaskets, O-rings, sealers and connective items for specific and sophisticated systems. Let’s look at three of the areas that we serve with our products, for an idea of how important these admittedly small components really are. Gaskets in the Automotive Industry This one doesn’t typically…

Common Reasons O-Rings Fail

There are more than a few reasons O-rings may fail. Knowing some of the most common causes of failure can help you know what to expect and when to act. Keep reading to learn what these causes are. Abrasion One of the most common causes of O-ring failure is abrasion. Visual indications of this problem…

Connectors, Fasteners And Other Products – Why Organization Matters!

  In previous blog posts, we talked a little bit about how small things do big jobs. That’s a reality in our part of the industry – where custom parts and components help to create the right fit for the right job.   This is abundantly true in many of the projects that our clients…