At Donite Plastics, we like to keep ourselves informed and up-to-date with any rising trends and developments in the agricultural technology sector. Over the past year, one such shift in the market was a rise in the use and ownership of electric powered agriculture machines.
We believe that the use of electric powered vehicles is the future of the agriculture sector and will revolutionise the industry by decreasing costs and increasing productivity. Thanks to fewer parts that are easily fitted to the machine’s motors, the costs of operating and maintaining these vehicles is reduced dramatically as is their impact on the environment.
From a design perspective, it can be advantageous to use vacuum formed exterior panels for these vehicles. Not only are we able to create slick, modern and fresh-looking exteriors, but as a result of using thermoformed panels instead of traditional steel or GRP, the weight of the vehicles is reduced and therefore, the battery life is also increased.
We realise that many might question the battery life on electric powered machinery and some may claim that it won’t sustain the needs of those agricultural vehicles on a farm especially during extremely busy periods, for example, at harvest time. However, many farms in Northern Ireland are now installing PV solar panels to reduce energy bills, recharge vehicles, and to help cut their carbon footprint, particularly if they work in food production. With many government schemes available to encourage the production of renewable energy, going electric is viable.
If you are an agri-tech manufacturer with an electric powered product that could benefit from thermoformed parts, then Donite Plastics is the perfect partner for you. We specialise in working with manufacturers in this sector to help produce high-quality, durable and cost-effective thermoformed plastics for both interior cabs, exterior panels and access doors.
In this harsh economic climate, we realise the importance of value for money, that’s why our competitive pricing along with the design expertise of our staff will be a good fit for your product. Our team will walk you through the entire process, beginning with design services, through rapid prototyping and ending in the full production of your product.
If you would like to know about the services that Donite Plastics provides, or to find out more about the benefits of thermoformed parts over traditional steel or GRP for your electric powered agricultural machinery, please don’t hesitate to email us at: [email protected].