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Gatron manufactured composites deflectors of concept truck

The truck of the future has side and rear deflectors manufactured by Gatron, a company from Paraná, Brazil, that specializes in the process of composites materials.

Gatron manufactured composites deflectors of concept truck
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Called Efficiency Concept Truck, the concept-vehicle created by Volvo served as a platform for anticipating new technologies, including that of a tipper wheel road train a ton lighter than the conventional ones developed by Randon Implementos.

It is on this road train, called the Concept Trailer, that two side and three rear deflectors produced by Gatron were installed.

“Our engineering team worked closely with the Randon team to achieve the best result in terms of aerodynamic design and deflector weight,” said Camila Scarmin, commercial manager at Gatron.

Manufactured by the infusion process, the deflectors are 1.8 m (sides) and 2.4 m (rears) in length.
Manufactured by the infusion process, the deflectors are 1.8 m (sides) and 2.4 m (rears) in length.

“Infusion enabled molding with a high content of fiberglass, that is, we were able to produce light and very resistant components. In addition, we faithfully kept the design lines of the piece, which made all the difference in the final project”, emphasized Camila.

One of the main challenges of this project was the production of molds that exactly reproduced the deflectors sinuous design.

“The fact that we have a 100% vertical operation was crucial for us to be successful in transforming designs into ready-to-install parts on the truck”, she added.

Gatron manufactured composites deflectors of concept truck
More information www.gatron.com.br