Canopies / Enclosures
Load bearing frame / Structure:
Made from steel, all the metal sheets are galvanized steel, which assures protection against rust. The front and back headstock are made from steel tubes with a thickness of 30/10mm, while the thickness of the metal sheets is 20/10mm. The critical points are further reinforced, adding to the robustness and rigidity of the canopy.
Technology / Construction:
The canopies are made from modular elements that are assembled with structural rivets (the same used in aeronautics). This technique that has eliminated welds allows each component to be integrally painted before assembly, avoiding rust formation (oxidization) in the various joints besides guaranteeing structural rigidity.
Each component is painted with a polyester carboxyl resin based thermo-set powder paint that is selected specifically for its high resistance to atmospheric pollutants and pigment stability versus light and heat. In the painting process, each component is submitted to a zinc phosphate wash cycle, rinsed with demineralised water and dried at 170°C. This happens in a robotic plant and the thickness of the paint is between 100/150 microns. Finally, the components are subjected to thermo polymerization at 200°C for approximately 25 minutes. The process is in accordance with the ISO, ASTM and DIN (corrosion resistance) norms. The standard colour tone is RAL 1007 (yellow).
The acoustic insulation is made from special polyurethane material. The material used in the doors of the canopy has an impermeable film that makes it easy to clean. The exhaust tubes inside the canopy are covered with special fiberglass insulation pads that resist temperatures up to 500°C and minimize the heat created within the canopy.
Special Features of the Canopy
1. Accessibility to the engine radiator (front part).
2. Accessibility to the alternator (back).
3. Lateral accessibility to the engine (right and left) - For refueling, maintenance, and special checks.
4. Lateral accessibility to the alternator (right and left).
5. Accessibility on the roof of the canopy, a door providing access to the radiator cap is built in.
6. Lifting eyebolt - 2 central lifting points found on the roof. Two hooks are sufficient enough for lifting.
The Silent and Super Silent canopies are supplied with a collection base (standard scope of supply) that is mounted as part of the base frame and it is intended to collect any leaks that may occur during maintenance. It also acts as a sound barrier.
The Silent and Super Silent canopies are equipped with a residential exhaust muffler