Heavy equipment insulation keeps heat and noise in the engine bay from reaching the interior of the cab or cabin. Today, the big diesel engines that power many types of mobile equipment run hot and loud. This raises concerns about the driver’s health, safety, and comfort. Heavy equipment manufacturers also need to protect cabin components from sound-induced vibrations and meet regulatory requirements.
Typically, the cab where the operator sits is next to the engine compartment. Unless adequate insulation is attached to the firewall, heat and sound from the engine will reach the cabin. Cab insulation helps, but manufacturers need an engine bay solution. That’s why Elasto Proxy makes firewall insulation and also thermal-acoustic insulation that can be installed under the cabin floor. We can also supply you with silicone connectors.
Contact Elasto Proxy to learn more if you need thermal, acoustic, or thermal-acoustic insulation for mobile equipment. We can also supply you with vibration dampeners, door and window gaskets, floor mats and flooring, and molded rubber and plastic products. For over 30 years, the heavy equipment industry has trusted us to supply then with low-to-medium volumes.
Building Insulation Sandwiches
Heavy equipment insulation from Elasto Proxy stops heat, noise, and sound-induced vibrations. By arranging thermal and acoustical materials in layers, we build sandwich-like structures with the right combination of properties. Typically, engine bay insulation has three layers. The top layer consists of an aluminum facing or metallized Mylar that’s laminated to elastomeric foam. This facing reflects radiant heat, withstands contact with water and engine oil, and be reinforced to resist abrasion.
The middle of the insulation sandwich includes a layer of hard rubber that stops loud engine sounds. Acoustic foam can provide additional sound absorption. The bottom layer of is a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) with a removable liner. Heavy equipment insulation that is taped is easier-to-install, and taping eliminates the health and safety concerns that are associated with adhesive spraying in your manufacturing facility.
Elasto Proxy keeps a wide variety of thermal and acoustical materials in stock. We can also provide design assistance and help with compound selection. With our acoustic testing capabilities, we can recommend sound-absorbing materials for specific engine noise levels. Typically, engine bay insulation is 1/2”, 1” or 2” thick. Because Elasto Proxy is a skilled fabricator, we buy and use only the material quantities that you need. Compare that to the waste that’s associated with using a template and hand tools like a box cutter.
Custom Fabrication and Value-Added Manufacturing
Elasto Proxy uses water jet cutting to make smooth, straight lines and chamfers with 30° or 45° angles. With water jet cutting, there are no tooling charges or waiting for tooling. So, if you change your product design, just send us new drawings or CAD files. Water jet cutting also complements our added-value services. We can laminate thermal and acoustic materials together, apply PSA tape for ease-of-insulation, and then cut heavy equipment insulation to your dimensional requirements.
Elasto Proxy can also group all of your parts into kits and mark individual components with numbers or other identifying features. Thanks to inkjet printing and UV drying, our parts marking system produces letters and numbers that are crisp, clean, and easy-to-read. By packaging everything your installers need into a single box, you’ll save time and money on your assembly line. Instead of looking for 10 or 20 different SKUs in a warehouse, an installer can just open the box and get to work.
Need Heavy Equipment Insulation? Ask for Samples.
Do you need heavy equipment insulation for heat, noise, and vibrations? Would you like some insulation samples that you can show to your co-workers in purchasing, engineering, or operations? Then request the Elasto Insulation Bag. Packaged in a black-and-orange cinch bag, this convenient sample bag contains representative samples of mobile equipment insulation from Elasto Proxy.