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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…

Important Things To Consider When Developing New Medical Devices

One of the most rewarding things an entrepreneur can do is to take a new medical device from the concept phase to completion. In this highly competitive industry, most people are constantly searching for new ways to develop devices that will change the world and make them rich. If you want to enter the medical…

Tricks That Can Help You Restore Damaged Rubber Seals

  When starting a new business, you need to calculate all of your expenses. By doing this, you can avoid financial disasters while trying to get your new venture off of the ground. One of the main things new business owners forget to consider when trying to budget for the future is the ongoing cost…

How Medical Device Companies Can Benefit From Outsourcing

Most people spend a lot of time and money each year on medical procedures, devices and doctor visits. Finding a way to make an impact on the world of medicine is a lot harder than you probably realize. If you own a medical device company, finding ways to scale this business and grow your bottom…

Don’t Scrap Everything! – Just Add (Or Replace) Gaskets

Why are these little strips of polymer or other materials so important? Often it’s because they help to provide integrity for larger and more complex systems. That happens in ways that support big investments for industry. In our prior post “for want of a nail” we used that traditional poem to show how important the…