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Keeping Machinery Heat &

Vibration in Check

Thermal and acoustic insulation is the business of tmax Hold- ing GmbH. Left: An engine with old, worn-out cladding; Right: An engine with new tmax cladding.

Photos: Thermamax utilize an insulation retro? t, which spurred Thermamax to de- gineered insulation solutions – from the latest laser cutting velop its Tmax-Retro? t. equipment to metal handling/bending machines, and, of course, the quality of the insulation materials themselves.

Thermamax Engineered Solutions “The most important aspect is the grade of the material,”

While many may not put ‘insulation’ in the category of en- said Cronauer. “You can buy a 20 mm material for 10 Euros gineered solution, a stroll through the modern manufacting or for 7 Euros, but the fact is, this highest technical require- complex of Thermamax dispels that notion. It starts with the ment for our material is not temperature, it’s vibration. Even realization that the plant workers go about their business with- the cheap stuff that you can use for the roof of your house can out masks, courtesy of a state-of-the-art air quality vaccum give you high temperature protection, but it’s the vibration system which was installed and monitored regularly (Note: that is a killer with a very bad in? uence on the lifetime of the this visit was conducted pre-COVID-19). insulation and the machinery.”

There are many key factors to producing the bespoke en- In this regard, for the marine sector Thermamax uses stain- 39

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