Winco, a standard parts provider, offers a comprehensive portfolio of edge protection profiles designed to soften and round edges as well as preventing injuries on flaps, doors, access holes, and numerous kinds of sheet metal edges.
The edge protection seals that are meant to include an additional sealing profile feature should also provide both protection and sealing alike. With corresponding contact pressure, they are designed to protect against splash water, dust, and steam while reducing noise emissions. Depending on the application, these profiles are able to be installed on either cut or bent workpiece edges. The orientation of the seal profile can be selected based on the type, situated on the top or side, says the company. The edge protection seal profiles are made of UL-compliant EPDM or of NBR—the material NBR is meant for applications in contact with fuels or lubricants.
To also enable right-angled seal contours without the minimum installation radius that is typically necessary, Winco has expanded its selection with the edge protection seal profile corners GN2181 with pre-made 90-degree corners. This is meant to eliminate the need for manually cutting the profile free, and the corner joint should be tight and durable through the use of vulcanization. According to the company, the corners can be ordered with various leg lengths and shortened as necessary or extended with the corresponding profile of GN 2180. The profiles are installed slightly oversized and “compressed” in an attempt to provide a consistent seal, making the joints close tightly without requiring an adhesive.
The company supplies their edge protection seal profile corners as single parts for special solutions or applications requiring only a small number of parts. Winco also produces profile segments on request, such as in a U or Z shape, and round or rectangular seal profile frames in custom dimensions—vulcanized and closed off.