As the element that acts as the sacrificer of many day-to-day systems, the Grommet plays a silent, but prime role for us. For example, It is the elements that take loads and stresses when installing a banner or flag, preventing the banner/flag from tearing off. So, the Grommet is the material piece that accepts the challenge of getting exposed to forces and other harsh factors.
Anyway, for these material pieces to do the expected job right; they should have the necessary ability to do so. For example, Can a plastic eyelet withstand massive stresses? Or, can a rubber Grommet deal with high temperatures? Well, rubber can deal with temperatures up to a certain extent, but not with exceedingly high-temperature levels.
So, to get satisfied in the end as the user, you should confirm firsthand — what is the ideal Grommet that l fulfils all the requirements? Also, remember the fact that using the wrong eyelets or grommets comes with guaranteed downsides such as unavoidable failures.
What are the failures related to grommets?
Let’s say you incorporated a rubber eyelet for an application where high temperature is involved? In the end, the rubber Grommet gets melted as it can’t deal with temperatures over 70 degrees Celsius. So, can you blame the rubber product for melting here? Well, rubber is there to fulfil individual needs, not high-temperature applications. As the person who used the wrong product for the wrong purpose; you are the responsible party here. Anyway, maybe you don’t have a better understanding of these products.
If you don’t have much of an understanding of these commercial and industrial products; you better talk to an expert for your benefit. For example, we advise our customers on the right type for their demanding applications. Well, even homeowners use these products for many day-to-day uses, but play a tremendous role in the commercial and industrial worlds. When it comes to residential applications, the user will not waste thousands of dollars as a result of failures caused by grommets. Hanging curtains and for other decorative purposes are the common Grommet applications in the residential sector. But, the scenario wholly changes when it comes to commercial and industrial applications.
Let’s say you are a technician working in a manufacturing plant, and dealing with electrical cables is your principal job. And, it is a well-known fact that metal grommets come with cutting edges that can cause damage to electrical wires. So, what would happen if you use metal grommets to pass those high-voltage electrical cables? Possible damage due to sharp edges may lead to a disaster such as an employee getting electrocuted.
In the end, you are the individual who gets the blame as you have chosen the wrong type as the technician. Well, those are short-term failures or the ones that may happen within a short time/duration. How about long-term failures? Let’s say you have installed grommets made of ordinary steel to hang a banner. As you know, ordinary steel and products made of it get corroded within a few days when get exposed to water and moisture. You might not notice this deterioration until a sudden failure occurs. Make use of the tips given in this article to choose the right Grommet type for your demanding application. Call us today for more information!