The Strapano protection system, for example, is exclusively developed, manufactured and tested at the location in Germany. Coverings in the series are made of the two materials metal and plastic. From these materials, the manufacturers make telescopic plates that provide protection against hot shavings, the shaping carrier material, and the functional elements made of a self-rigid, thermoplastic elastomer. The latter are referred to as straps and function as a connecting element. In addition, they generate torque to increase tension on the stripping edge on the telescopic plates. All basic materials can be connected to one another without tools and can be disconnected in the same fashion. The minimal number of parts and the reduction to a few materials conserves resources, as the exhibitors point out. In cases where the length requirement changes or where an element has to be repaired, the cover material can be lengthened, shortened or partially exchanged. At the end of the product lifetime, the materials are simply separated from each other by means of tool-free disassembly and disposed of individually in the interest of recycling valuable materials.
Sustainably and efficiently protected
Arno Arnold is working to align production with the principles of sustainability. As the company informs, this ranges in their development of protective cover systems from the choice of materials to maintaining on-site production in Germany and an energy-saving operation to the closing of material cycles at the end of the product life cycle.