Tapered plugs are used to seal or close off openings, holes, or bores in a wide range of industrial applications. They have a conical shape, which allows them to fit securely into openings of various diameters or depths. Here are some common uses for tapered plugs:
Thread Protection: They are employed to protect threads on pipes, bolts, or other threaded components during storage, transport, or processing.
Dust and Debris Protection: Tapered plugs are used to seal off openings in machinery, equipment, or components to prevent the entry of dust, dirt, or other contaminants.
Masking: In processes like painting, coating, or plating, tapered plugs are used to mask specific areas, ensuring that the substance being applied doesn't enter unwanted regions.
Temporary Sealing: Tapered plugs can provide a temporary seal for openings that may need to be accessed or re-opened at a later time.
Overall, tapered plugs are versatile components that find application in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, construction, and more. They play a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and functionality of equipment and machinery.
Our Collar Plugs, offered in orange LDPE, feature a self-tapping design. The thick walls of the Collar Plugs make them highly durable.
Covered Tapered Plugs are designed to ensure a secure fit due to their convex sides and protect from contaminants, debris and damage. It features a push fit style that makes it easy to use and remove.
Used in a variety of applications, including blind holes, pipes, furniture or electrical boxes. They are reusable due to the material from which they are constructed without affecting the effectiveness of the sealing.
High Temperature Tapered Plugs are available as a solid plug or with a hollow core to aid in the compression to fit threaded or unthreaded holes. Its tapered design enables the plug to expand and adapt to the shape of the hole as it is heated, ensuring a firm and tight fit even at high temperatures. Its hardness and strength block gas, water, or chemicals from entering pipes or tubes. These reusable plugs come in a premium high temp silicone material or an economical reduced temp EPDM material.
Silicone: high-quality masking material that can withstand temperatures up to 600F | 316C. EDPM is a reusable and somewhat less expensive material, making it slightly less resistant to high temperatures but of superior chemical resistance. It can withstand temperatures up to 425F | 218C. Used in chemical, machining applications and industrial equipment.