Die cut gaskets are cut with a die from a sheet of gasket material. They are typically manufactured from flat materials such as paper, metal, silicone, and nitrite rubber. In certain specialized industries, plastic polymers, cork, and fiberglass may be used. Custom gaskets are fashioned and placed in between separate parts of a machine to absorb shock and prevent leaks. This improves the efficiency of the machine and prolongs its life by reducing wear.
When choosing a material for die cut gaskets, be sure that it yields to the proper extent and is not a health hazard. Custom gaskets are used for many applications; flange gaskets, for example, are used between sections of pipe. Manway gaskets are found in large boilers, closed vessels, and fuel tanks. Transformer gaskets are essential to the electric sector: The oil or water that cools down a transformer is sealed in with the help of custom gaskets.
Die cut gaskets and custom gaskets protect sensitive equipment from shock by coming between mounted parts. They are used as anti-vibration flooring and pads, guard against environmental pollutants such as dust and corrosive gases, and keep liquids within containers and pipes. Some die cut gaskets also feature bolt holes for ease of mounting, and must be able to handle the compressive force of the bolts fastening the two surfaces together.
Die cut gaskets are essential in applications where parts made of different materials are joined. Gaskets help homogenize the defects of these surfaces and improve the functioning of the machine. Custom gaskets are used prolifically in household appliances, motorcycles, automotive industry, marine, defense, tooling, and engines.
Hoffmeyer has served its customers for over 90 years and will do everything it can to help you find custom gaskets made from the materials of your choice. Our Hoffmeyer flange and ring gaskets will meet your exact size and shape specifications. Our multi-disc slitter provides versatility in creating stripping at customized widths. Contact a trusted Hoffmeyer agent today to find out how we can help!