Arable enables agricultural enterprises with real-time continuous visibility and predictive analytics of crop growth, harvest timing, yield, and quality based on in-field Arable Mark measurement.
The clear top dome component was designed with challenging specs including a very thin wall thickness and an engineered resin. Also it functions acoustically, so each piece should be mechanically identical.
Thanks to HD Plastics™ and its radical flow increase, we managed to reach the desired part thickness requested by the Arable team.
Our temperature control and high heat molding technology eliminates major defects such as visible weld lines.
The dome had to be transparent as it is above the solar panel. It also had to be UV and chemical resistant, and, as it is used outside, super resilient.
Spanner is a premier product development firm and a key partner for Arable.
"Other molders said the Arable dome would be impossible because of the combination of technical and cosmetic requirements. Roctool’s knowledge and experience made the impossible a reality."
Arne Lang-Ree, VP Product, Spanner, www.spannerpd.com