Performance 4 PlasticsUltra performance for motorsport windows
Plastics 4 Performance is the world leading manufacturer of performance motorsport window kits. P4P produce Lexan window kits that weigh 50% less than standard glass windows, which shave off crucial seconds in competitive time laps.
Preformed windows are heat formed to the exact same curvature as the standard glass providing a better aerodynamic fit and less stress on the Polycarbonate than trying to bolt a flat sheet into a curved aperture. Plastics 4 Performance wanted a high-performance tool to make vacuum forming tools and to trim the fixtures during manufacture.
CNC Robotics installed a 7 axis robotic system to replace the all-manual process that P4P had previously undertaken in their workshop. The new system provided a full turnkey solution for all robotic milling, from roughing through to finishing. The robot arm is designed for precision and reliability that were of paramount importance to P4P. The technology allows the staff with no programming experience to quickly set up and operate intuitively through 3D visualisation.
The robotic system does in several hours what it would have taken 2 days to accomplish through manual labour. The new automated process has made it possible for Plastics 4 Performance to remain competitive in a market where overseas products are competing with UK manufacturers and to deploy it’s highly competent staff to more bespoke work within the business.
“The robot system has all the right specifications for Plastics 4 Performance, it was inexpensive, it will support both current products they supply and future developments due to it’s flexible programming facility” Jason Barker
“Absolutely spot on, a nice small company to work with that are interested in what they do and what customers are doing rather than just the profit, providing good advise, straight to the point “ Paul Davenport