Rectangular and Square Bumpers

February 13, 2024
Rectangular and Square Bumpers Offered in Various Styles and Configurations

Nothing is more fundamental to successful manufacturing than ensuring that parts are not marred, scratched or otherwise damaged during the manufacturing process. That is why Fairlane Products, a premier North American supplier of workholding technologies and machine tool components, makes available a wide range of rectangular and square bumpers, all designed to protect parts ranging from those that are delicate or fragile to those that are heavy or unusually shaped.

Rubber and urethane bumpers are designed to guard, stop, align, and protect a machine or work piece during the manufacturing process. They are available in square and rectangular shapes (standard and custom sizes available) with a variety of different styles that integrate well into an industrial application or commercial end product.

These bumpers are available in “off-the-shelf” sizes, as well as special cut to custom requirements. Bumpers are most often used in material handling, assembly and manufacturing operations to guide, stop and support parts as they are moved and transferred. Fairlane Products maintains a large inventory of products and they are an economical alternative in many applications to eliminate the need for custom engineered molded components.

The square and rectangular bumpers are available in black neoprene, white nitrile and colored urethane in 60 and 80 durometers with sizes of ¾" square to sizes of ½" x 4". Heights from 3/8 to 2". Special cut bumpers are available in black neoprene, 80-durometer, with thickness from 3/8 to 2". The bumpers can be counterbored and can come with washers molded inside for added reinforcement. The black neoprene bumpers are flame resistant, while also resisting gasoline, oil and high temperatures. The white nitrile is resistant to gasoline, oil, alcohol and abrasion. The urethane bumpers offer high abrasion resistance, strength and load bearing and provide high elongation hardness with a resistance to ozone and oxygen degradation.

Related Glossary Terms

  • elongation


    In tensile testing, the increase in the gage length, measured after fracture of the specimen within the gage length, usually expressed as a percentage of the original gage length.

  • hardness


    Hardness is a measure of the resistance of a material to surface indentation or abrasion. There is no absolute scale for hardness. In order to express hardness quantitatively, each type of test has its own scale, which defines hardness. Indentation hardness obtained through static methods is measured by Brinell, Rockwell, Vickers and Knoop tests. Hardness without indentation is measured by a dynamic method, known as the Scleroscope test.