The customers wants to optimise the present solution of a cover for aerial outlet tiles. The existing solution features problems when fastening to the roof tile and is not ideal for use due to the flange connection, which is too thin. The difference from the standard used is too big, and the customer wants to optimise the collar.
The required parameters were taken and evaluated in an analysis for implementing in our Tauchperform® unit. By defining the key points, the implementation was possible using these parameters.
A solution was worked out thanks to the many years of experience in the development, design and processing of soft PVC bellows in the dipping process. The optimisations to the cover were agreed in close dialogue with the customer. The specifications were used to prepare a new model, which was adapted to the standard used.
The modifications carried out on the individual segments of the bellows allowed the geometry to be revised. The product features clean lines, which are better suited for the intended purpose. The standard used has been converted by the adjustment.
Using the 3D data analyses performed, the weight of the existing component has been optimised as an additional effect. Its mass has been reduced by approximately half. The solution developed has therefore been optimised with a view to material consumption.