Techsil Launch New Form-in-Place-Foam-Gasket (FIPFG) Service

Using an innovative single-component liquid polyurethane foam sealing system and machine technology Techsil’s gasketing service is the economical and reliable solution for replacing labour intensive peel and stick gasket applications. 

Taking measured quantities of material and compressed air the mixture is homogenised and through shear forces is converted to a uniform PU foam structure upon application to the component. The curing process takes place without any chemical reaction forming a fine, closed-cell structure. The automated system can vary the ratio of material to air and create a wide range of foam hardness depending on the customer’s specification.

Steve Green, Technical Sales Manager commnets, "Offering a contract FIP foam gasketing service is a new venture for Techsil that has come about through customer need. We use  sophisticated six axis robot dispensing systems that provide the perfect bespoke gasket every time. The foam gasket material cures in seconds to allow speedy packing and return to the customer. Short cycle times save time and money. If a manufacturer produces small volumes or has intermittent production, then subcontracting their FIPG system will be very cost effective."

Benefits of Techsil's Outsourced Foam FIPG Service

  • No worry about volume changes
  • No capital investment required
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Increased productivity
  • Bespoke gasketing solutions
  • Accurate robotic placement for reliability and consistency
  • Optional plasma priming service

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.

The FIFPG process can provide high performance gaskets that meet the strictest sealing standards or IP degrees; guaranteeing protection against environmental ingress by air, dust and humidity however complex the shape of the part.

Foam FIPG’s are used on parts in a growing number of applications in a wide range of industries such as:  Automotive, Lighting, White goods, Boilers, Marine, Electrical enclosures, Medical devices, Caravans and Motorhomes, Aerospace, Packaging, Filters, HVAC, Photovoltaic and Wind Energy.

Demonstration of Automated Industrial PUR Form-in-Place-Foam-Gasket (FIPFG)

Update: Techsil’s Form-in-Place Foam Gasket Service Expands Capacity by 25%

June 2019: To meet the growing demand for our contract Form-in-Place Foam Gasketing (FIPFG) service, we are pleased to announce a 25% increase in production capacity. This has been achieved at the UK manufacturing facility with the addition of a 4th production cell.

Another exciting addition is the creation of a day lab facility. This is now available for customers wanting to develop prototypes, produce low volume production and small scale sample runs. This foam sealing technology can be adjusted in its applied size and also in its hardness to give the Component Design Engineer increased flexibility in achieving the functionality of their part. The new day lab facility will enable different design specifications to be trialled and is something customers have been us asking us for.

For more information contact technical@techsil.co.uk

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