Agricultural equipment represents a significant investment for those working in the farming industry and other related fields. As a manufacturer or supplier of heavy machinery, it’s therefore essential to make absolutely sure that your equipment is of the highest quality. Using the right adhesive can bring many benefits to production – firstly, they help ensure a faster, more streamlined production process. Secondly, they provide improved strength, durability and performance to the equipment. And what’s more, they increase design and material flexibility and offer a better safety profile and reduced environmental impact compared to mechanical fasteners.
In view of this, adhesives for agricultural equipment serve many different functions! They are used throughout the cabin, engine compartment, and on most accessories and attachments. Their applications range from threadlocking to structural bonding, among others. Besides the benefits mentioned above, one of the key advantages that adhesives provide is a reduced end vehicle weight. A key outcome of this is better fuel efficiency, saving end-user costs while also providing an environmental benefit.
Form in Place Gasketing
Bonding Noise Reduction Materials in Cabin
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Key Features of Adhesives for Agricultural Equipment
There are many reasons to choose adhesives over mechanical fasteners. Among the key features are increased strength, weight reduction, reduced costs, increased stress distribution, improved manufacturing process, increased vibration resistance, corrosion prevention, as well as the ability to design with a wider choice of substrate materials.
Threadlocking anaerobic adhesives and sealants lock screws, nuts, bolts, and studs against loosening. They lubricate to ease assembly, prevent corrosion, seal as well as lock, provide controlled off torque with varying strengths to meet removable and permanent requirements. Threadlockers are also more cost-effective than mechanical locking devices.
Anaerobic adhesive form in place gaskets replace traditional cork, wood, rubber, paper, and silicone gaskets. They do not become brittle or shrink over time and are easy to dismantle with normal tools. What’s more, they seal even rough surfaces without shimming.
Structural bonding of brackets, housings, and other structural components is readily achieved with epoxy or structural acrylic adhesive. Strong, durable bonds distribute stress throughout the bond area avoiding fatigue at fastener sites.