Brazilian OEM, Randon Companies, has partnered with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) to manufacture two fundamental pieces in bulk for the assembly of face protection masks.
About 50,000 units of each piece will be produced in the first batch and sent to health and safety professionals who are working on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Part of Controil's plastic injection process, controlled by Fras-le, one of Randon's companies, was adapted for the production of the polyamide front support and thermoplastic elastics, used in the assembly of the protectors.
Located in São Leopoldo (RS) and operating in hydraulic and polymer brake systems, the unit is the only one in the group with the necessary technology for the production of plastic or rubber parts. Recyclable materials will be used to make the front and elastic supports. The adaptation of Controil's manufacturing line counted on a partnership with the company IMER, from Porto Alegre (RS), which carried out the tooling that allows the manufacture of parts for the mask free of charge.
The front and elastic supports produced by Controil are sent to other partner companies of the project, which carry out the assembly of face protection masks with voluntary support from the Armed Forces. The finished products, which total about 190 thousand pieces, are being donated to hospital institutions and to the Civil Defense of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.