Look for Miner Elastomer’s Exhibit at SME Annual Conference & Expo 2016!

This year’s theme for the 2016 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Conference and Expo is “The Future for Mining in a Data-Driven World” which focuses on all facets and operations in the mining industry.  During this show Miner Elastomer Products (MEPC) will be showcasing our innovative TecsPak® products    which provide superior performance, lower operating costs, extended life cycle and design versatility to our customers.  

MEPC is a Direct OEM Tier 1 supplier for the mining industry and our products include shovel components, wheel chocks, heavy-duty pads & overtravel rings and mining truck suspensions.  These products use our proprietary TecsPak material which improves performance, reduces downtime due to maintenance and increases production output.

For example, our suspension system for haul trucks can boast payload capabilities ranging from 75 tons all the way to 240 tons.  These suspensions are packed with Elastomeric pads that are significantly different than the old Rubber technology you may be familiar.  MEPC’s suspension system components do not require oil to operate or nitrogen to recharge and are they don’t require a lot of maintenance.

We’d be happy to tell you more about what we can offer your company, so if you’re at SME this year, look for us in exhibit booth 1753.  You can also learn more about us by visiting our company’s website, or by reading last month’s blog post, Miner Elastomer’s Impact on the Mining Industry.  

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Miner Elastomer’s Impact on the Mining Industry

Miner Elastomer Products is a manufacturer of high-quality suspension and shovel components for the mining industry.  Our proprietary TecsPak® material gives our customers significant improvements in their product lifecycle by improving performance, reducing downtime at the mines and increasing haul truck & shovel output.

MEPC is a Direct OEM Tier 1 supplier for the mining industry and our products include shovel components, wheel chocks, heavy-duty pads & overtravel rings, TecsPak crane bumpers and heavy radial bumpers.Shovel Components for Mining

Our shovel components are designed to absorb maximum load capacities while reducing wear and tear on hinges and weldments within the bucket.  This can be seen in our snubber pad assemblies, latch bar bumpers, bumper door buckets and boom bumper assemblies.  

MEPC’s wheel chocks are optimized for mining haul truck applications.  These wheel chocks are strong, lightweight and crush-resistant.  They also meet OSHA and MSHA performance requirements. 

Miner Elastomers heavy-duty pads and overtravel rings are used for an array of applications within the mining industry as well.  Our TecsPak material is inert so it does not delaminate, dry rot or flake apart.  TecsPak is also impervious to most chemicals and greases as well.

Our general bumpers can also be found on different types of mining equipment in the
industry as well.  
TecsPak crane bumpers were designed to meet the minimum requirements for existing industry standards, OSHA and CMAA, through the use of a unique “dual-concept” for the device’s spring rate.  These bumpers are a proven, cost-effective choice for energy management systems with excellent resistance to chemicals and humidity.  Finally, our heavy radial bumpers are ideal for applications that require high loads and limited travel.  These bumpers are commonly used for haul truck body isolators and steering stops.

For more information about MEPC and TecsPak please visit our website and request a copy of our complete mining catalog through our website.


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Miner Elastomer Attends The GIE+Expo

At Miner Elastomer, we are committed to both supporting our customers and staying abreast the latest trends within the many markets we serve. One of the markets that we serve is the green industry and the GIE + Expo has a plethora of information on the current trends and events within this market.

If you weren’t in attendance or haven’t heard about the GIE + EXPO, it’s one of the largest and prominent expos for the lawn and garden industry. With hundreds of exhibitors (some of whom use our patented TecsPak ® material on their products), a 19-acre outdoor demonstration area, and numerous new products on display makes this expo a premier event for industry professionals.

Miner Elastomers’ TecsPak ® GBR and GBA bumpers were featured on numerous riding lawn mowers at this expo. Our GBR bumper can replace the steel seat coils/springs for a smoother and quieter ride. These bumpers are used when there is a need for continuous and soft energy absorption. This bumper can be easily installed and a screw mounts this bumper to any surface where the energy of motion needs to be controlled.

Our GBA bumper can be used in the suspension of the lawn mower and it absorbs shock similarly to the way it works in a car’s suspension. These bumpers provide isolation in the deck suspension due to their ability to endure a higher load capacity. This bumper also provides a smoother ride and reduces stress and strain on the knees and joints of the operator.

For more information about our general bumpers please visit our website at www.minerelastomer.com 


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The Standard For Shock Absorption Material: TecsPak®

At Miner Elastomer Products, we have developed a product that has become a remarkable success for many industries who formally depended on rubber, urethane or steel for a variety of shock absorption applications. These classic materials have been used for several years in the shock absorption industry and their physical properties don’t provide the results that TecsPak® is known for.

In the chart below we compared TecsPack’s® properties to other shock absorption material and it is easy to see why TecsPak® is the superior choice. It outperforms other material in energy absorption per weight and volume along with providing superior endurance and resilience. Other benefits include repeatability, flexibility (elasticity), chemical resistance and the ability to perform in temperatures ranging from -40°F to 120 °F.

Our patented TecsPak® material is the standard in shock absorption material and is great for mining, oil and gas, fitness equipment and many other industries that require shock absorption and energy management.


About Miner Elastomer Products:
For over two decades, Miner Elastomer Products Corporation (MEPC) has supplied the global industrial marketplace with quality manufactured TecsPak® thermoplastic elastomer energy management systems. We serve many markets including Automotive, Transportation, Mining, Appliance, Sporting Goods/Exercise Equipment and Energy Management/Shock Absorption Applications.


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What Independence Day Means To Miner Elastomer

Every summer Americans celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s birth on July 4th. On this day in 1776 the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, a revolutionary document that established our independence from British rule and changed the course of our country.

absorbant shockDuring this historic time in our nation the industrial revolution began.  Once we learned the techniques of mass production in manufacturing products, the American economy boomed, and the American way of life completely changed once again.  What was once a mostly rural way of life became a more urbanized developed lifestyle.

It gives Miner Elastomer joy to recognize our nation’s independence and strong revolutionary history in which we still hold of value within our company today.  MEPC is proud to be able to say that all of our parts are made right here in the USA. With ever evolving needs and changes to the various industries, one of our best assets is the ability to adapt our existing products while continuing to engineer innovative answers your company’s unique challenges. The opportunity to take on new projects and think outside the box for solutions is what we do best!

We at Miner Elastomer look back at our history to acknowledge where we’ve been while looking towards our future- in strive to continue our country’s great legacy.  Check out all of our Made in the USA products on our website.

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Lawn Maintenance Made Easier

Spring is officially in full bloom, and summer is not far behind. This means longer days, warmer temperatures, blooming gardens, and fast growing grass. When you’re getting ready to get your lawn chores done or getting ready to start your commercial lawn service for the season, one of the last things on your mind is how comfortable your ride on your mower is going to be.

Whether you have a large backyard that’s your pride and joy or maintain a sprawling lawn at commercial facilities, a smooth ride is important. While it can be peaceful enjoying that time outdoors while caring for that green grass, it can be a lot of work; you’ll want a lawnmower that eases the burden and makes your job easier.

That’s why reliable shock absorbing bumpers under your lawnmower seat or stand on platform are not something to be ignored. Quality bumpers for large lawnmowers absorb the shock similarly to the way they work within a car. For applications where long, soft energy absorption is needed, these bumpers are easily installed and result in minimum end load with maximum stroke thereby reducing stress and strain on knees and joints.

At Miner Elastomer, this is one of our specialties. Our GBR bumpers are the highest quality bumpers available and are backed by our 120+ years of experience and expertise.

This season let Miner Elastomer take care of improving your comfort level during those long hours cutting grass and experience what a quality shock absorbing bumper can do for you.

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Building a Better Workout: Superior Shock Absorption

When it comes to fitness equipment, the average consumer doesn’t think about the construction of the machinery, or what’s inside. When they’re running on a treadmill, most people are focused on their workout—getting the most out of it, or possibly just getting through it.

Of course, that’s what makes good equipment; you don’t have to think about the manufacturing process behind it, only that it’s doing what it should.
But those who manufacture it know that a lot of time and effort go into the process, and when you’re making fitness equipment, there are a number of factors: quality, safety, comfort, ease of use, and longevity, to name a few.

For treadmills and elliptical machines, one of the most important aspects is shock absorption. When a runner steps down on a treadmill, the impact force on the machine is more than twice the user’s body weight. Without proper shock absorption, that force is transferred back up to the user’s leg, causing fatigue, stress, and possibly even injury. Proper absorption, however, soaks up that energy and makes for a smoother, more comfortable, safer experience.

At Miner Elastomer, we produce shock absorbing products that are made for the best treadmills and elliptical machines out there. This is why all of the major fitness equipment companies in the country come to us, and consider us the go-to manufacturer of shock absorption pads.

One of our most relied upon products for this is the GBR-1 bumper, designed for applications in which long, soft energy absorption is required. The bumper is easily installed into the equipment and results in minimum end load with maximum stroke.
Another favorite is our patented TecsPak® E-Springs, which offer numerous advantages over conventional rubber, polyurethane, and coiled steel springs. They provide significantly greater energy absorption per weight and volume, along with superior endurance and resilience. Our E-Springs are also 1/3 the weight of steel springs and are as cost-effective as they are reliable.

For manufacturers of these machines, shock absorption is critical to their overall quality. For runners, it’s critical to their entire workout experience—even if they don’t know it.
Visit our website for information on the GBR-1 Bumper and TecsPak® E-Springs, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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