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Video: Bonded Bus Series – EPISODE 4: Gluing the Floor

Vigan Morina | 1 min. read


In the pursuit of more durable and efficient bus construction, one of our bus manufacturing customers has revolutionized the way bus floors are attached to the chassis. Traditionally, mechanical fasteners were used to secure wooden floors to the chassis, a process that, while effective, has notable drawbacks. Mostly, the potential acceleration of corrosion due to moisture penetration and metal fatigue.

A Seamless and Durable Solution

Our latest video showcases an innovative approach: using semi-structural adhesives to bond wooden floors directly onto the bus chassis. This method not only eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners but also significantly reduces the risk of corrosion over time. By removing puncture points that fasteners typically introduce into the metal chassis, the adhesive provides a continuous, sealed bond that effectively blocks moisture ingress and the resultant corrosion.

The Benefits of Adhesive Bonding

The adhesive technology used in this process offers several key advantages:

  1. Corrosion Prevention: By providing a uniform bond without disruptions, the adhesive prevents water and moisture from seeping into the chassis, a common issue with screw holes and other fastener entry points.
  2. Enhanced Durability: The bond distributes stress evenly across the surface, reducing wear and tear on specific points that would usually bear the load with mechanical fasteners.
  3. Increased Production Efficiency: The process of applying adhesive and setting the wooden floor in place is faster and requires fewer steps than traditional fastening, significantly speeding up the assembly line.

Adhesives can help improve your products and processes

This approach not only enhances the structural integrity and longevity of the buses but also streamlines the manufacturing process, allowing for quicker production times and lower costs associated with labor and materials. It's a win-win for both the manufacturer and the end users, who will benefit from a more reliable and durable vehicle.

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