13 Mar Operational Innovation to Improve Bonded Enclosed Trailer Construction
NATM Convention Presentation:
On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 Titan presented BUILDING BETTER ENCLOSED BONDED TRAILERS: Going Beyond The Right Adhesive to the NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers) Convention in Fort Worth, TX. The presentation was broken into three sections; Taking a hard look at the current state of Bonded Trailer Construction and the key issues, followed by outlining the value of what a properly functioning Bond Enclosed Trailer plant can achieve; Enhanced Durability, Increase Throughput (without adding labor) and increase profitability, followed by sharing insight on how trailer manufacturing plants can get there.
Key Issues Discussed:
Aluminum Skin Paint Coatings & Variability
Plant Layout (which are not optimized for bonded enclosed trailer construction).
Off-Line Seam Bonding Value
New Plant Layout Plan
IN-LINE SEAM BONDING (current process)
OFF-LINE SEAM BONDING (proposed process)