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What are end caps and what are they used for?

Ends caps are used to cover or protect applications during transportation and storage, eliminating any damage caused by ingress and weathering. Also for finishing purposes as a tube end cap, end caps provide internal and external benefits to the object in which they are placed. There are countless requirements when it comes end cap solutions and that is why our range varies so much.

What are the benefits of using end caps?

Benefits to using end caps include the fact they are easy to use as they are designed for push-fit applications and provide pipe end and thread protection. When it comes to cost, these mass-produced components are cost-effective for your projects, with the long-term lifespan of these caps being a factor. When it comes to materials and styles, we stock many end caps suitable across a whole host of applications to mention a few, we stock plastic end caps, protective end caps, tubing end caps, tapered caps and stock caps.

Choosing your desired thread need not be a problem, as we supply various thread styles such as JIC and UNF. In terms of standards, choose from a range of ANSI, DIN and SAE, dependent on the requirements of your project. Our range really is guaranteed to solve any application requirement you have, with end caps designed to suit a multitude of uses from furniture finishing, to sealing, masking and powder coating and to provide thread protection.

For more information about our range of caps, bungs and plugs, visit our how to choose caps and plugs guide.

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Hose Washer Caps

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Hose Washer Caps are applied on hose and tube ends in order to prevent them from sliding over the fittings.

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Tapered Caps & Plugs - Standard

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Tapered Caps and Plugs made from Red and Blue Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). A versatile assembly that can be used as both a tapered cap or a tapered plug.

The tapered design allows the part to plug multiple inner diameters or cap multiple outside diameters. The Tapered Cap Plug protects the assembly against damage, dirt, moisture and corrosion during storage and shipping. The series has parts with a heavy duty design, which includes a rugged wall and seal rings for maximum protection.

To assure a proper fit;

  • The tapered plugs outer diameter should be approximately 1% larger than the inner diameter of the part (minimum of 0.020 inch).
  • The tapered caps inner diameter should be approximately 1% smaller than the outside diameter of the part (minimum of 0.020 inch).

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Tapered Caps & Plugs - Wide Flange

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The Wide Flange tapered cap & plug design gives this part added protection on bearing surfaces and keeps the plug from being accidently pushed down through the hole in the mating part. Provides protection from damage, dirt, moisture and corrision during storage and transportation.

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Round Hanger Caps

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Round Hanger Caps are an attractive cap with a convenient hanger. They are flexible for easy fitting and offer good weather resistance.

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Stretch Fit Cover Caps

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Stretch Fit Cover caps are designed to mask awkward shapes and protect against dirt and moisture during storage and shipping. They have an elasticated bottom to hold it onto the mating part. This can also be used as a general paint mask in ambient temperature environments.

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Driveshaft Protection Caps

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Driveshaft Protection caps are used to protect and mask the driveshaft and the bearings surrounding it. They fit DIN748, IEC 600-72, and ISO R775 drive shafts.

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O-Ring Face Seal Caps

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O-Ring Face Seal caps are designed to protect O-Ring face seal connectors used on UNF and JIC hydraulic connections. The OFR series has a longer overall length and includes a molded retaining ring at the bottom that snaps under the connector to keep it securely in place during transit and processing.

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Round End Caps - Standard

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Round End caps are designed to protect outside diameters of threaded or non-threaded tubing, pipe and rods. They are available in a wide range of sizes and lengths depending on your application needs. Any part number that has a W/R or AR found in it has an internal molded ring or internal ribs for extra gripping power and superior retention.

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Flexible Protective Netting

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Plastic protective netting comes on a roll in a standard-duty or heavy-duty gauge thickness. Both can be easily applied or removed. Does not trap or retain moisture. Stretches and wraps snugly around virtually any form.

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Circular Connector Caps

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Circular Connector Caps made from Red Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE). A cost effective cap for a circular connector, they are designed for easy assembly and removal either with automated equipment or by hand.

This range of protective round connector caps is typically used to protect connectors with a standard thread. The range also features caps that can be used for electrical connectors per Military Standard 90376.

  • Offers protection from dirt, dust, and moisture during transit and storage.

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Round Vinyl End Caps

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Our wide range of Round Vinyl End Caps is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). The round plastic end caps flexible material can stretch on to larger dimensions for a snug fit without tearing, splitting or shredding.

Vinyl protective caps are typically used to protect threaded or non-threaded tubing, rods, pipe or paper tubes. These round vinyl caps have a glossy and attractive finish that makes them ideal for use as a decorative vinyl pipe end caps.

Our round PVC cap color options include;

  • DM - Black - 75 Durometer
  • DMS - Red - 63 Durometer

The red vinyl end caps are highly visible, making it useful in high risk assemblies. All vinyl tube end caps are suitable for temperatures ranges up to 350F.

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Tapered Paper Caps

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Paper Tapered Caps and Plugs are made from crepe paper and are suitable for painting or powder coating applications. They can withstand temperatures up for 205 degrees Celsius and are a cost-effective alternative to silicone. They are made from a blend of post-consumer and virgin materials and are themselves recyclable.

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Packaging Tube Caps

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Packaging Tube caps are designed with an internal rib that provides a quick and tight fit on packaging tube containers. Used on packaging tube I.D.'s 1/4" through 1-3/4" with .045" wall thickness.

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