MINExpo 16

Miner Elastomer Products is very excited to be exhibiting at MINExpo 2016.  We have been very busy preparing for this show and we cannot wait to introduce our two newest wheel chocks to the mining industry and show everyone our new mining video and our redesigned website.  MEPC is also very excited to be offering a 10% discount on our premium wheel chocks during this show as well.

MEPC will be featuring our proprietary TecsPak® products at booth number 7527 in the central hall.  We will be showcasing our mining struts, shovel components and wheel chocks.  Our mining struts and shovel components use our proprietary TecsPak® material.  TecsPak® is an engineered elastomeric product that absorbs more energy per unit of weight and volume than many known elastomers.  Our products are designed for all types of mining environments, reduce downtime and increase your equipment’s performance.


Miner Elastomer is also excited to introduce our two newest wheel chocks to our family of products.  We now have wheel chocks designed for utility trucks (EMP0111600) and underground shuttle cars (EPM0111800).  Both of these wheel chocks have been designed to be more user friendly and have a handle incorporated into the chock for easy removal. These chocks are also very lightweight.  Last of all we have added wings to the side of the wheel chock for additional stability.  All of our wheel chocks come in safety orange and are virtually indestructible.

During MINExpo 2016 we will be offering a 10% discount on our premium wheel chocks.  We will be running this promotion until the end of October.  Make sure you stop by the booth so you can see how lightweight and user friendly these wheel chock really are.  Also, be sure to check our wheel chock video that shows a 240 ton mining truck running over our wheel chocks.

Last of all Miner Elastomer Products has been hard at work updating our mining video along with our corporate website.  We are excited to showcase both of these new platforms to the mining community.  Our new mining video features our haul truck suspensions, shovel components and wheel chocks.  It has been completely redesigned and features numerous employees from Miner Elastomer Products.  Some of our employees have between ten and thirty years of experience working for MEPC.  Our corporate website has been redesigned to be more user friendly so visitors can get all of the information they need in just a few clicks.  There is also a new feature that allows users to compare products to ensure they select product for their application.

For more information about Miner Elastomer Products be sure to stop by booth #7527 during MINExpo 2016.  We will have our engineering and sales team on site to answer any questions you may have about our proprietary TecsPak® products.  We look forward to seeing you at the world’s largest mining show!

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New Website to Help with your Energy Absorption Needs

Miner Elastomer Products Corporation (MEPC) is proud to release our new cNew Websiteorporate website (http://minerelastomer.com/).  This new site is filled with new content and features that allow you to compare products, find out more information about the industries that MEPC serves, and has all the latest information regarding our upcoming trade shows.  Our new site has also been optimized for smartphone and tablet users as well!

The first new addition to this site is our “Custom Applications” page.  On this page you can find the latest information regarding MEPC’s custom designed parts.  If you are interested in more information regarding our custom designed parts please email us at tech@minerelastomer.com or complete the “Contact Us” form on our website.

Another great addition to our new site is the ability to compare products in three easy steps.  Please see the step by step instructions below on how to use this great tool.

  1. Click the blue “Compare This” button under the products that you are interested in.

 *Please note you can compare multiple products at once.


  1. Click the “Compare” button in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.


  1. Review your results and select the product that fits your energy absorption needs.

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As you can see this is an extremely valuable tool that allows you to compare similar products to one another so you can find the right product for your application.

Our new site also includes an “Industry page dedicated to our top markets.  This page has all of the latest information regarding how we serve each of these markets.  MEPC takes pride in being an efficient, continually improving producer of engineered and proprietary products that meet our customers’ requirements in these demanding markets.

Last of all we have added a new “Media Relations” page that has all of the latest information regarding MEPC’s trade show schedule and catalogs.  MEPC attends numerous industry trade shows throughout the year and in this section you can find out the dates, locations and our booth numbers for these shows.  Our next trade show that we will be attending is MineExpo in Las Vegas, NV on September 26-28th.  We will be exhibiting our proprietary TecsPak® products at booth number 7527.  The “Media Relations” page also has a section where you can download our latest catalogs as well.

As you can see there are tons of new and exciting features on our updated site (http://minerelastomer.com/).  If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact us at sales@minerelastomer.com or call us at 630-232-3129.  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to get the latest updates from Miner Elastomer Products Corporation as well.

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Miner Elastomer’s Commitment to Quality

Miner Elastomer Products Corporation (MEPC) takes great pride in the quality of our products and processes that we have established throughout the years.  We are dedicated to producing the highest quality thermoplastic elastomer energy management systems for the all of industries that we serve. 

MEPC takes every opportunity to attain industry certifications and we are currently certified and compliant with the following certifications:

  • ISO 9001:2008: Quality management system standard certifying that we have the capability to provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and have processes for continual improvement.
  • ITAR Registered M28954: Certifies that our products meet requirements for direct defense-related applications where products are intended for military use.
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS): Ensures that our products are free of the restricted substances listed in the directive.
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH): European Union regulation to address production and use of chemicals to monitor their potential health and environmental impacts.

All of these certifications and compliances are a simple way for our customers to understand what goes into our products and what doesn’t. At MEPC we are proud to be working to the highest standards in regards to quality and safety.   

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We’re Diggin’ It at SME!

Last week we attended SME 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration which has over 15,000 members from over 100 countries. The year’s SME show set a new attendance record of over 6,300 attendees.

This event is the largest annual gathering of SME members in the world. Getting together to explore technological advances, new legislation, market trends, economic changes in the industry, and new products. This year’s technical sessions focused on mining standards, innovations in mine operations, and mining and equipment reliability were informative and very well-received.

Our booth attracted well-informed attendees the entire show! Attendees who visited our booth were able to get a first-hand look at our mining truck struts, mining shovel components, wheel chocks and heavy duty pads. They were able to see the impact of our proprietary TecsPak® material and find out how TecsPak can impact their mining operations through its superior performance, lower operating costs, and design versatility. Exhibiting at a show like SME gives us the opportunity to bring our innovative products directly to the end users.

During this event we were able to connect with key members in the mining industry in a fun and relaxed environment.  We had a great time at SME 2016 and we cannot wait until next year’s show in Denver, Colorado.  

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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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