Plugs and caps: simple but never superfluous components
How to choose the right plug or cap for you
In order to meet frequent requirements such as closing holes, pipes or protecting threads, it is crucial to choose the right plastic plug or cap.
When working with machinery, products of various sizes or on sheet metal, you often have to deal with holes or threads that need to be closed and protected quickly, as atmospheric or physical agents, such as dust, oil or moisture, can infiltrate and cause damage to electronic components and affect their performance. This solution is essential in fields such as automotive, pneumatics or refrigeration.
Considering the wide range of products in the Panozzo Srl catalog, in order to choose the most suitable protective plug or cap, it is necessary to be aware of the difference between two macro-categories, namely between functional and aesthetic plugs and caps.
The first ones are divided into push-in plugs and threaded caps. Functional push-in plugs are surely the quickest to be assembled and can be removed with rapidity, even manually. Among them, the most used and versatile is the parallel protection plug. Functional threaded caps, on the other hand, are less rapid in use, as they must be screwed and unscrewed every time, but precisely for this reason they can be reused without any risk of wear. These caps also have an added value compared to push-in plugs, as they guarantee greater safety in case of vibrations. Both plugs and caps can be assembled using automated assembly systems.
When you need a plug that, in addition to functionality, also offers a certain aesthetic value, it is appropriate to choose the aesthetic plug. If, for example, you need to close a hole in furniture or on doors and windows, or on commercial vehicles or industrial bodies, where the plug is clearly visible and must appear integrated with the object itself, even the color and shape of the plug are of primary importance. Among the aesthetic plugs for pipe closures, inserts are certainly the most used, as they are easier and faster to install than, for example, iron ones, which require much more time to be welded on the pipe.
In order to know if the plug or cap you are choosing can really satisfy your specific needs, Panozzo Srl puts its expertise at your service by sending free samples of products and also providing small batches.