Plan Tech, Inc. selected to produce thousands of urethane vacuum heads for an assembly manufacturer
LOUDON, NH., March 23, 2018 — Plan Tech, Inc. selected to produce thousands of urethane vacuum heads for an assembly manufacturer. These vacuum heads are critical for the operation of the machine when in production. Urethane was selected for this application due to being easily molded into almost any shape with excellent physical properties. Polyurethane is extremely abrasion resistant even under extreme pressures. These vacuums process wood chips in high volume for many years with little down time which is why urethane is the best option for industrial molded parts.
Plan Tech designed an open cast mold capable of producing hundreds of urethane vacuum heads with tight tolerances for a rapid turn around. Originally our customer was using a rubber vacuum head that was not holding up to the abrasion the wood chips were causing. During testing, our customer found Plan Tech’s extensive molding experience and high-performance materials to outperform the original vacuum heads by 300%. While the rubber worked for many years in a smaller application we have since won the business of all the existing vacuum heads due to the incredible ability of high-performance urethane and Plan Tech’s capability of molding custom urethane parts of all sizes with rapid turn around.
We can incorporate additives that will increase abrasion resistance and add lubricity to keep products from sticking. An Anti-static additive is also common to reduce any static build up from sliding friction. Plan Tech Production Manager, Cody Henry said, “From the beginning when Plan Tech was first approved with this unique problem we were able to confidently say that our urethane vacuum heads outperformed the traditional rubber and won the business for a variety of different sizes. Plan Tech engineered the OEM vacuum heads, designed and manufactured molds in record time”
About Plan Tech
Plan Tech Inc, headquartered in Loudon, NH manufactures custom molded cast polyurethane parts for industry. For over 30 years, we have combined speed and precision to manufacture the highest quality industrial cast polyurethane parts. Plan Tech has an outstanding team of dedicated employees with exceptional talents and industry-leading expertise. We are very proud of the “company we keep.” Our customers include many Fortune 500 companies, most of whom have been customers for 20+ years. Their drive to become industry leaders has helped us do the same.