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RIM wheel chocks may not be what your first impression

by:Tanco Tire,Timax Tyre     2020-11-05

What is RIM?

Reaction injection molding has been around for a long time and can meet exacting standards for the final product. The process was invented in the 1960s and uses a two part, low pressure process to develop products that can be very rigid or extremely soft and pliable. Thousands of formulations are possible from solid elastomers to flexible foams. Other things that can be made besides RIM wheel chocks are auto and truck bumpers, hoods and fenders, as well as fascia panels, housings, sports gear and material handling equipment.

Safety is the Goal

With safety being the goal of RIM wheel chocks, the safety yellow or orange color are typically preferred, yet personalized colors can be special ordered. The advantage of the RIM process is its superior durability for a product such as a wheel chock. The dependence of the chock owner on the reliability of it is very important, whether it is used in an industrial setting, for a utility or telephone fleet, or in the above ground or underground mining industry.

Because of the variability of the numerous chock sizes and functionality, the RIM process makes it easier to produce. Some wheel chocks need to have a void or need to be solid. The lighter versions with the void are better for situations such as a utility or telephone truck, as they are easier to handle. The RIM technology also allows a mounting hole for ropes, chains or brackets, and sometimes a carrying handle on the back.

Approved Process

OSHA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) all have standards for RIM or other protective wheel chocks in their guidelines. These standards, while they do not specifically state what the chocks are made of, are familiar with the reliability of the products made using this process. RIM wheel chocks are an excellent choice for protecting your vehicle from rolling.

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