Headrests are an automotive safety feature, generally attached to the seat. This important elements can be produced:
Through a foam pad: the integral skin or the flexible foam are injected in close mould or poured in open mould. After demoulding, the flexible foam is dressed with fabric. With the Foam-in-place technology: the flexible foam is directly injected into the fabric located in the mould. An external fork system (integrated with the mould) keeps the fabric opened during the foam injection. Alternatively, the PU can be injected through a plastic disposable diffuser easily into the mould. Few parts of a car are so difficult to define and identify as the armrest: it can be integrated with the seat, or part of the central console or, again, of the door. It can be even disguised as another item, such as a glove compartment.
As far as polyurethanes are concerned, armrests can be made in integral skin or flexible foam: PU is usually injected in closed mould, over a substrate, generally made by plastic inserts or even fabric.
Cannon solutions are flexible and scalable, in order to meet the need for small/medium production capacity and a wide variety of models.
For headrests and armrests, Cannon supplies turnkey plants, including:
Plants: mixing head handling system with manual holding boom, automatic manipulator or 6 axis robot; turning table or oval carousel; Automation