Concote continues to expand its work in flexible insulation blankets for the diesel engine industry.
Diesel engines burn fuel differently than their gasoline-powered counterparts, and often produce less desirable emissions. As global emission standards increase, diesel engine manufacturers have implemented new engine designs which improve emissions but cause significant, additional heat generation.
Concote’s diesel exhaust wraps reduce and control potential radiant heat damage. Concote is continually its diesel exhaust wrap line into industries such as motor home, bus, commercial power generation and a number of industries, all of which grapple with a common problem: how to reduce radiant heat associated with diesel exhaust. Concote’s diesel wrap insulation blankets provide protection at the most demanding temperatures - up to 1300°F. Additionally, Concote’s exhaust wraps are custom-fitted with fastening systems designed for easy installation, removal and servicing.
In addition to celebrating its 50th year anniversary last February, Concote has recently awarded its 50th employee reaching 20 years of service to the company!
Although there are many employees at Concote with well over 20 years of service, the 20-year milestone is celebrated by providing employees with an engraved award, placement on our 20 year employee wall of fame and also a monetary award. Concote takes great pride in having long tenured employees who devote a significant part of their working life to the company and we are proud to have so many employees that have reached the milestone.
Founded in 1968, Concote typically employs 150 dedicated employees in Production, Purchasing and Logistics, Quality, Sales, Customer Service, Accounting and a variety of other departments. We are proud to have handed out our 50th 20-year service award, and we look forward to handing out many more in the years to come!
Insul-Fab has recently made major investments and upgrades to its Radio-Frequency (“RF”) Sealing capabilities in order to produce a leading-edge thermal wrap for patient rehabilitation. The wraps provide compression and thermal management for rehabilitation of common soft-tissue injuries such as sprains by inflating and circulating chilled water through the wrap, without the need for ice.
The wraps themselves are made from a combination of nylons and ether films, which must be sealed around polyurethane tubing to provide an airtight and watertight seal. RF sealing provides a high strength bond, which is flexible, but highly durable and leak resistant. It requires the maintenance of special RF sealing machinery, the ability to manufacture and calibrate precision, hard-tooling, as well as the capability to test each part for tensile strength and leak-resistance.
Insul-Fab’s RF line can seal a variety of vinyls and nylons for use in a wide variety of applications, from flexible noise enclosures to flexible wraps for industrial bladders or medical wraps.
Insul-Fab has recently added a new dual-head, fixed bridge 5-Axis Router to its CNC Machining center. The speed, efficiency, and precision gained from automated manufacturing can now be matched by few in the industry. This is due to enhanced speed and dual-head capability, allowing Insul-Fab to produce dual cuts for each pass.
The new heavy duty, cast iron 5-Axis router, manufactured by C.R. Onsrud, also adds redundancy to Insul-Fab’s current 5-Axis and 3-Axis routing lines.
Insul-Fab is a leading fabricator in its ability to CNC cut a wide variety of materials including plastics routing, composite machining, panel processing, aluminum and alloy milling, carbon fiber routing and graphite machining. Many of the parts are trimmed as panels or from vacuum molded or thermo-formed parts, which are used in HVAC, defense, aerosspace, transportation and general industrial markets.
Insul-Fab embraced the ISO 9001 Quality Standard in 2008. Since that time, it has made major commitments to continually improving its Quality System, including investing in an Advanced Quality Software system from IQS, Inc.
Most recently, Insul-Fab updated its Quality System to AS 9100D, the latest revision of the Aerospace and Defense Quality Standard. The AS 9100D revision incorporates the concepts contained in the ISO 9001 standard, but enhances the level of compliance to meet the exacting requirements of the aerospace and defense industries, which ultimately benefits all customers.
Insul-Fab is pleased to have been selected by a major aerospace OEM to assist with material selection and design implementation for a moisture control application.
As condensation in an aircraft freezes at altitude and then melts upon the aircraft’s decent into warmer temperatures, overhead moisture migrates into passenger cabin areas, a phenomenon often referred to as “rain on the plane.”
Insul-Fab assisted a major customer in analyzing several needle-punched, nonwoven felt materials that wick moisture away from entry points in the cabin. The end result was a bevel-edged, die cut gasket with pressure sensitive adhesive to assist in installation. The gasket diffuses moisture across its surface, allowing evaporation without pooling or dripping in passenger areas.
Condensation is a continuing problem in appliance, HVAC, refrigeration and a number of general industrial applications. Contact Insul-Fab to discuss not only thermal management solutions, but also moisture management solutions for equipment.
Each year, Concote makes significant capital investments in its production capabilities.
In 2016, one of Concote’s major initiatives was to enhance its thermoforming capabilities. As a result, it purchased a large-bed, Gulden Single Station Thermoformer. The machine can hold a 48” x 96” mold and has upper and lower independent platens with pneumatic clamping frames for quick cycle production. Additionally, it has an enclosed, quartz hearting-controlled oven, making it ideal for materials that require precision temperature control, such as heavy gauge plastics and high-density foams.
The new thermoformer, coupled with Concote’s in-house mold production and post-production precision trimming and measuring equipment, make Concote a clear choice for thermoforming and pressure forming three dimensional parts and profiles. This is just one reason that Boeing has approved Concote to perform thermoforming and thermobonding of parts for its newer-model aircraft.
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