Grommets are used in construction, manufacturing, production and other industries to make sure the rough and sharp edges of metal’s holes are covered. It is majorly done to ensure that another material when passed through this metal hole does not suffer and is protected. Rubber grommet is commonly used for this process.
Automotive applications also require rubber grommets to protect lines, wires, cables as the rough surfaces can cause chafing or grazing. The grommets help to reduce the vibration and also seal the under the hood and body applications.
When a wire has to be passed through the metal, then a 2 piece plastic grommet is used as it forms an effective and safe grip around the wire especially needed if one wants to avoid pulling a power cord or wire.
Rubber grommets prove to be better than other grommets as they are more weather -resistant and less affected by the negative effects of UV light and ozone. These grommets generally do not dry up, or crack or come loose easily as they are more durable, tear resistant and resistant to phosphoric, hydrochloric, sulfuric and Saltpeter acid.
When compared to other types of grommets, they can handle the bigger temperature spans. As they can be placed on 1 side only they are quicker & easier to install. When it is installed till the membrane is not pushed out, the opening remains sealed. Additional pay or installation of additional plug is not required.
Rubber grommets are economically, ergonomically better and provide practical solutions. When a space is restricted this is the best grommet to use as extra space is not required for its installation. It does not not protrude and takes up a lot of space.