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Stitched Bellows

Item Code: S.B.
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Key Features

  • Bespoke manufacturing to your exact specifications
  • Perfect for testing & small production runs
  • Wide variety of material options available
  • High temperature resistance
  • Good resistance to abrasion deterioration
  • Highly versatile
  • Lightweight & flexible

Product Description

Here at The Rubber Company our stitched bellows are a cost-efficient alternative for testing and small production runs. These bellows are bespoke manufactured to any shape, size or quantity, in order to match your exact specifications. We also offer a wide selection of materials and coatings to ensure that the bellow is suitable for your application. The highly versatile nature of these bellows enable them to be used in virtually any application and working environment. It is worth noting however, that applications requiring a watertight seal will require a moulded bellow.

Our stitched bellows provide good abrasion resistance as well as a wide operating temperature range as standard. Depending on the chosen material our bellows can also offer additional; mechanical, oil, acid, alkali and weathering resistance. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you are unsure what material best suits your unique requirements. Our dedicated team are on hand in order to ensure that you can always get the best bellows possible.

Alligator Fastening System

Aside from our bespoke manufacturing service, we can also offer alligator belt fastening for many of our stitched bellows. This unique system is incredibly quick and easy to work with, and enables us to join bellows of any size. It serves to provide uniform tension across the length of the bellow, while also creating an smooth joint.

As you can see from the example the fixing teeth provide consistent grip, even while under great tension.

This makes it a suitable joining solution for a wide variety of applications from conveyor and transmission belts to agricultural applications. The alligator fastening system is suitable for use on belting up to 13mm thick. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information regarding alligator belt fastening.

Material Options

Material Thickness [mm] Temperature Range Key Features
PVC coated polyester

0.45

-20°C to +60°C Good weather resistance. Tough and flexible
Neoprene coated glass cloth

0.45

-30°C to +100°C General purpose grade. Good resistance to weather and ageing
Hypalon coated glass cloth

0.5

-20°C to +135°C Excellent resistance to weather good resistance to oils, solvents, alkalis dilute acids and concentrated acids.
EPDM coated glass cloth

0.7

-30°C to +130°C Good resistance to weather, oils, solvents, acids and alkalis.
Aluminium coated glass cloth

0.7

up to +150°C Good resistance to solvents and corrosive liquids. Good heat reflector
Material Thickness [mm] Temperature Range Key Features
Viton coated glass cloth

0.71

-20°C to +250°C Excellent resistance to oils and solvents. Good resistance to alkalis dilute acids and concentrated acids
Graphite coated glass cloth

1.3

up to +400°C Excellent heat resistance, good abrasion properties
Silicone coated glass cloth

0.45, 0.6, 1, 1.6

-50°C to +240°C Flexible cloth. High temperature resistance with either a single or double sided coating
Silicone coated aramid fibre

1.8

up to +180°C Excellent base fabric durability with a high temperature, non-stick, food approved

How To Measure a Bellow

In order for The Rubber Company to quote accurately and effectively for your stitched bellow, please inform us of the following measurements:

  • A: Inside Diameter
  • B: Outside Diameter
  • C: Left Hand Collar
  • D: Right Hand Collar
  • E: Left Hand Collar Width
  • F: Right Hand Collar Width
  • G: Compresses Length
  • H: Stroke
  • I: Extended Length

If you are unsure on the required material, please inform us the following information to advise:

  • Swarf
  • Temperature
  • Speed of Rotation
  • Speed of Movement
  • Frequency of Movement
  • Orientation (Vertical/Horizontal)
  • Chemicals
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