MAP, established in 1903 in Bergamo, specializes in manufacturing aesthetical and functional finished materials and parts, both for covering and acoustic and thermal insulation purposes, to meet the needs of countless production sectors.
The company has recently focused on the agricultural machinery sector and boating, where the need to mechanically reinforce the external parts of agricultural machinery components has arisen.
For this reason, they turned to the Cannon team, which helped MAP reinforce external parts of agricultural machinery components with Interwet LFI technology.
The Interwet LFI technology was chosen because it is able to be modulated to meet the desired final characteristics, allowing MAP to produce high volumes of different components with diverse colors easily.
The turnkey line consists of two presses sharing the same foaming cabin for higher productivity and a compact layout. A three-component dosing machine with a mixing head mounted on a dedicated robot inside the cabin and equipped with a fiberglass cutter, sprays the right amount of polyurethane and fiber according to the pre-set recipe.
Once the foaming has taken place, the half-mold containing the not yet cured component slides into the press for the polymerization phase while a second mold enters the cabin from the other press.
This solution has proven to be a viable alternative to pre-existing technologies such as SMC or DCPD for making extended, deep-drawn components of semi-structural parts.