Composite Solutions for Portable Industrial Equipment
Portable Industrial Equipment
Whether it’s a construction site or part of something more fun, portable industrial equipment like mobile generators, light towers or heaters are built to be reliable. And what better way to maintain its reliability by providing adequate protection against impacts, corrosion and everyday wear and tear.
Most current materials, used as a cover or housing, are made in either Aluminum, Steel or Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic. However, there are other material options that can provide more benefits with similar protection:
One such option is solid elastomers. A solid elastomer is a polymer that possesses elastic They are known for their extreme resilience and can be formulated in many ways to become strong, stiff, flexible, tough, resilient, durable and long-lasting.
Another option is a process called Long Fiber Injection (LFI). LFI is a process in which polyurethane resin and chopped fiberglass are poured into an open mold where low compression pressure is used to create complex parts in a variety of sizes. LFI parts are also extremely durable, strong, stiff and resilient.
But the real benefits to choosing either of these materials, are not only that they are strong and durable, but that they each are able to feature B-side geometry, molded-in inserts, in-mold paint and quick part cycles in a very large format (up to 12’).
You no longer need to be limited by your material.
– Design the part the way you envision it.
– Add ribs to stiffen the housing in key areas
– Keep the part price lower with quicker cycle times
– Eliminate metal bracketry and the labor costs to mount them.
– Eliminate the costs and labor of post painting
– Get a beautiful, near finished part right out of the mold.
Romeo RIM has been producing LFI parts since 1999 and we are the only manufacturer of Long Fiber Injection in North America. Because of the nature of working with polymers, we are able to partner with OEM’s to produce the necessary characteristics you are looking for in a composite material. We are able to do this by adjusting the amount of filler or with the use of a blowing agent to achieve a range of characteristics you require.