A Polyurethane Solution Provides a Quieter Working Environment
We have just completed a successful polyurethane moulding project for a Maintenance company specialising in Lifting Equipment.
The company use carriage wheels on a metal track for lifting equipment in their workshop. However, the sound of metal on metal is quite loud and distracting for those working with the equipment below. They wanted a more silent solution.
The company approached our in-house design team who looked at whether we could come up with a solution whereby the wheels were covered in rubber, to see if this would make things less noisy.
Design Team Input
Our design team looked at a few options, both rubber and polyurethane. The decision was made that a polyurethane covering would be a more cost-effective solution.
Our polyurethane production team set to work to create a new mould for the coating. We then created eight samples – enough for one of their lifting trolleys, so the customer could run a trial.
This resulted in a very happy customer. There was a noticeable reduction in noise and the poly covered carriage wheels will be put in place across the whole workshop.
We now have a second batch of 28 units in production with more to follow.
Phi Holt, our Sales Executive commented:
“We were able to work with the customer to provide a solution that was cost effective and created a safer working environment for their workforce. Our in-house design and production teams were able to produce some prototypes for trial and then we worked together to create the final product for introduction into their workshop.”
“Clifton Rubber produced bespoke polyurethane mouldings for us to our design and worked closely with us to develop our product. We’re very happy with the end result and would recommend them to others”