Rosta rubber insert helps optimize agricultural machine for manufacturing companyMay 3, 2019 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Making a difference: that is what Rosta elements have done for businesses worldwide for more than 75 years. This includes three decades in Canada, through Rosta Inc. The company has a long track record of success stories. One took place in Pertuis, France several years ago, when Rosta custom-designed a high-quality rubber insert for a multifunctional machine being manufactured for agricultural applications.
Maximum productivity with efficiency
Founded in 1973, PELLENC SAS produces machines and tools that facilitate labour and boost productivity for the agriculture industry, as well as for green spaces and urban communities. The company built a piece of equipment, the PELLENC OPTIMUM, capable of conducting pre-pruning, spreading, leaf stripping, spraying, and harvesting work. When the company optimized the yield, the PUR inserts in the machine failed, leading to numerous issues. Increasing amplitude and vibration caused the inserts to disintegrate too quickly. PELLENC had to replace all of these inserts.
The project was urgent, as it was the middle of the harvesting season. For the right solution as soon as possible, PELLENC put its trust in Rosta.
The customer confronted the Rosta team with two challenges. The team had to find a reliable and durable solution, and it had to present that solution quickly, as PELLENC was planning to hold a test campaign in a few weeks. Rosta immediately produced several different rubber mixtures, three of which were picked for the tests. Of these three proposed rubber mixtures, one withstood the harsh test conditions that were provided in France, Spain, and Argentina.
The rubber insert proposed by Rosta, the Rubmix, had a rubber quality based on a high contact of natural rubber (caoutchouc). It offered good shape memory, small settling factors (cold flow), high mechanical load capacities, and moderate aging behaviour.
PELLENC adopted the rubber insert and saw immediate benefits: no efficiency loss over the machine’s lifespan; no failure during harvest; high productivity; and higher yield.
“Rosta has provided us with the perfect solution to eliminate all previous problems,” said PELLENC studies engineer Alexandre Rogier, “and to improve the productivity of every plant insatiably.”
For more information, contact Rosta.