The growing need for lightweight products, strength and safety is driving car manufacturers to create mobility solutions that increasingly feature new types of materials, construction and assembly methods.

USI Lab: areas of use

USI LAB was created in response to this need, presenting bodyshops with a circumscribed and ventilated area, not for painting, but rather for working in complete safety on these multi-material (hybrid) bodies and carrying out special processes such as:

  • Folding
  • Welding
  • Sanding
  • Gluing
  • Resin coating

To be carried out on vehicles, chassis or special materials, such as:

  • Aluminium
  • Carbon
  • Ferrous or similar materials
USI LAB: what it's all about

USI LAB is therefore a self-supporting area for special processes, delimited by side and rear walls, with front access through a motorised curtain, adequately lit and ventilated.

The suction and filtering of the USI LAB is not able to completely eliminate the residues of the above-mentioned processes. On the basis of the analysis of the risks arising from the accidental suction of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre dust, it is therefore necessary to provide additional specific localised suction systems.

USI LAB configurations

USI LAB is available in FAN or RAC versions. In the simplest version (FAN), USI LAB is not equipped with any kind of ambient heating. In the more advanced version (RAC) it is also possible to replace the extracted air and heat the processed air.

USI LAB is available in 4 standard lengths (6, 7, 8 and 9 metres), and can have 3 standard working widths (4.5, 5 and 6 metres) and 2 different heights (2.8 and 3.4 metres) allowing up to 24 standard solutions.

Equipment that can be used indoors

USI LAB is designed for use inside electrical and pneumatic equipment. For the supply of pneumatic equipment, USI Italia has provided a linear solenoid valve, interlocked with the operating cycles of the USI LAB.

Within the processing area, they can be inserted into:

  • Workbenches
  • Localised suction systems
  • Portable pneumatic and electrical equipment, such as grinding wheels, milling cutters, drills, etc.
  • Welders

Thanks to its modular structure, USI LAB can also be configured in other non-standard sizes on request. Upon request, we can also provide solutions to add to the area, with total delimitation of anti-spark curtains.

Optional extra

For more working comfort we can equip USI LAB with USI LIFT 3500 lifts. For better productivity, contact USI Italia staff who can guide you towards the best solutions for localised suction systems, such as workbenches or multifunctional panels.

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