Productivity Benefit for LED Lighting Manufacturer

  Enquire / contact me

Techsil provided a bespoke Form-in-Place Foam Gasketing service to TRT Lighting to produce an IP rated seal for the lid of an outdoor lighting luminaire

Energy Efficiency

Productivity Benefit for LED Lighting Manufacturer
Productivity Benefit for LED Lighting Manufacturer
Productivity Benefit for LED Lighting Manufacturer
Productivity Benefit for LED Lighting Manufacturer

TRT Lighting Ltd designs, manufactures and supplies energy efficient, environmentally friendly lighting products for exterior lighting markets. Involved in designing lighting for civil engineering projects such as roads, tunnels, airports, urban centres and amenity lighting. They are also very active in the high demand market of outdoor HID lighting replacement and retrofitting with LED luminaires.

Bespoke FIPFG (Form in Place Foam Gasket) service

TRT needed to produce an exacting, inert seal on the top lid of an outdoor LED light fitting to meet IP66 requirements and lasting throughout the life of the product. The seal was being achieved by manually applying an adhesive backed pre-cut gasket on the production line. With high order demand and volumes of finished product significantly increasing, the need to expedite certain elements of the assembly process at TRT were paramount.

After tests and trials on a sample lid Steve Green, Techsil’s Application Engineer recommended a bespoke FIPFG (Form in Place Foam Gasket) service where a sophisticated six axis robot dispenses a single-component liquid polyurethane foam bead onto a customer’s substrate. The PU cures forming a fine, uniform, closed cell foam structure.

High quality, reliable solution

The FIPFG service not only allowed TRT to increase their productivity but also provided a high quality, reliable solution that passed all relevant testing and verification.

Green explains, “The project was successful in 2 ways. 1) The lids from stock are being fed to the production line already sealed and 2) the labour utilised in hand applying the gasket is deployed elsewhere. The material performed very well under stress tests and provided a reliable, aesthetically pleasing bond.”

“Short cycle times save time and money. If a manufacturer produces small volumes or has intermittent production, then subcontracting their FIPG system can be very cost effective,” says Green.

Applications

Dispensing of only one component ensures that even very small sealing gaskets can be produced accurately without any problems. However intricate the part, a perfectly engineered foam gasket can be applied; from micro-dispensing of gaskets to replace o-rings, to high volume applications of foam to doors of switch cabinets. Furthermore, the thixotropic properties of the foam ensure that very complicated tri-dimensional shapes and cross-sectional variations can be accommodated.

Posted on November 19, 2018 - (49 views)
Techsil Ltd
Waterloo Road
B50 4JN Alcester - United Kingdom
+44-(0) 1789 774 244
+44-(0) 1789 774 239
View full company profile
Location
Related articles
Ultracapacitor System for Rapid Response Power
Power Transmissions for Offshore E&P Applications
Warner Electric Sponsored Students for Shell Eco Marathon
Delta Recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 2018 assessment
Asynt’s laboratory equipment obtains positive green impact
ABB enables transmission of clean energy in Central Asia
Drive for Marine Installations
AC/DC Desktop Power Adapters
Aerodynamic Roofline System
Spherical Roller Bearings
Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference
Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference
Electrify Europe, 19-21 June 2018
Hannover Messe 2018
Advanced Thermal Imaging Exx-Series
Customized Power Supplies
Solar Fuse & Fuseholder Series
Compact Fuse
Cables, Power Supplies
Power Supplies
Cloud Kit for IoT Sensor Devices
Gasketed Plate Heat Exchangers
On the Road to Energy Sustainability
Hexagon PPM and Ditio Established a Partnership to Foster Digital Transformation
Digitalization will be the Number 1 Trend at ADIPEC 2018
Hannover Messe Lays the Foundations for the Digital Transformation
Filtered Appliance Inlet with Plastic Flange
GTM91128 Smart Battery Chargers
A Clearer Choice
Finding the Right Power Supply