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Wilke Enginuity sells Barrel Trains to Rental Companies, Amusement Parks, Recreation Centers, and Campgrounds
Wilke Enginuity manufactures high quality plastic barrel trains for the amusement of kids and adults alike. You will find our barrel trains at many campgrounds, amusement parks, harvest festivals, and even restaurants throughout the U.S. These types of trains are also perfect for party rentals for any engagement: birthday parties, parades, summer picnics, or company events. You can even increase entertainment for the kids at recreation centers and day camps this summer.
While our customized plastic barrel trains can be made in many sizes to accommodate small children, they can also be manufactured in larger sizes in order to accommodate groups of adults; multiple trains are great for taking the whole gang on a ride! We can also adapt the trains to different propulsion systems. We have even made single trains for those individuals who want to attach to their own lawn mowers for personal use at home.
Our customers love the precision we’ve put into each car-link. Each is fully compliant with all state regulations with the perfect blend of craftsmanship, simplicity of set-up, and ease of use. Our units are made of high quality plastic materials, making them lighter and safer than the commonly homemade version of the hollowed-out metal barrel.
Inquiries from rental companies, amusement parks, recreational centers and campgrounds are invited. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-800-936-6201, or visit our website www.wilkelaser.com.
Wilke Enginuity has built its reputation on providing advanced CNC laser cutting and engraving services in a way that few other companies can equal, or even emulate. While we are fully confident in saying that laser cutting is your best overall bet when it comes to producing a quality cut, we wanted to acknowledge some of the other cutting methods out there on the market – and how they differ from the type of advanced laser cutting we provide here at Wilke. Finally, we want to talk about why we feel laser cutting is – all things considered – the safest and most reliable option in terms of getting a particular job done right, once and for all.
- Friction Sawing: This is a method practiced by many companies still in the world, one that uses high-speed rotary blades to cut through metal at a relatively quick place. But it’s gone out of favor with most serious North American manufacturing companies. Why? For a lot of reasons, but one of the foremost is that the wear-and-tear on blades can be cost-prohibitive in the long-run when compared to other, newer technologies.
- Shearing: This is still a widely-used method of cutting metal (steel in particular) in North America and is cost-effective to a large extent. One of the disadvantages of shearing – of manual shearing especially – is that it has a limited tolerance grade. If you want to cut more precisely through metals, laser cutting and plasma cutting are going to be better bets.
- Plasma Cutting: This is considered a relatively cost-effective means of cutting different types of ferrous and nonferrous metal with thicknesses ranging from gauge to 80 mm. While easy to use, fast-cutting, and reliably accurate, plasma cutters often need their electrodes and nozzles replaced, the costs of which can definitely add up over time. Also, plasma cutting doesn’t work on wood or plastic – which is its major drawback.
- Water-Jet Cutting: A method that’s prized for its high degree of accuracy, water-jet cutting is often used when cutting through materials like concrete, or materials that would otherwise get affected by the heat involved in the cutting process. While water-jet cutting can cut thickermaterials, non-conductive materials, and more, it’s much slower on the job when cutting the same kinds of materials that laser cutting is capable of.
- Laser Cutting: The advantages of laser cutting are considerable in comparison to other methods. Unlike other types of mechanical cutting, a piece of metal can be held in place much more easily when doing laser cutting. Furthermore, the cuts obtained are extremely precise – on par with plasma or some water-jet. The versatility of laser cutting and laser engraving is basically unparalleled: you can cut highly intricate designs into the surface. Finally, the range of materials that are workable via laser cutting is extremely wide: wood, rubber,carbon and stainless steel, and some plastics are all fair game when it comes to laser cutting.
Laser cutting provides a wide range of precise cutting capabilities in a large range of material thicknesses. Its range, its ease of operation, and its long-term cost savings make it a powerful tool in meeting your production goals in nearly any given material.
For more information on how our laser cutting services can impact your business for the better, contact us at Wilke today.
One of the many blessings of laser cutting – especially for those who have many years’ experience in the cutting method – is just how easily it can be applied to many different types of material. Few, if any, other cutting methods can measure up to laser cutting’s ability to handle ceramics, woods, rubber, some thermoplastics, and carbon and steel (to name the most general categories) at a high degree of tolerance. The fact is that Wilke has proved itself time and again in fabricating fine-tuned parts and components for a variety of industries using any of these materials. Whether using laser cutting to build birdhouses for the house and garden industry, or applying our technology to carbon steel to help manufacture parts for tractors, modern steel-frame buildings, and railway cars, we can pretty much make it happen given our long years of practice.
As far as goes thickness, a general rule of thumb for applying laser cutting is up to 1″ carbon steel, up to 5/8″ stainless steel, up to 1/2″ aluminum, up to 1 3/8″ acrilic and up to 1 1/2″ for wood and wood composites. While other means of cutting can cut thicker material than laser cutting, laser cutting covers a huge range of possible applications, to say the least. By effectively narrowing the spot size of the cutting point, a laser cutter’s sharpness can be increased enormously. Add to that the fact that by arranging the assist gas so that’s more intensively focused, you can cut more deeply by eliminating excess molten metal and other rubbish away from the kerf, and you’ve got yourself a powerful, “all-terrain” means of production.
At Wilke, our machinists and technicians are as finely-trained as their laser cutting and engraving instruments are accurate. For an even better sense of what Wilke Enginuity can do for your business, read some of our other entries in this blog, or consult our website.
On the tail end of Manufacturing month we celebrate that manufacturing is coming back into prominence. There is constant conversation coming from both political parties about how important small businesses are to the American Economy and what each is going to do to stimulate that growth. We are happy to hear that both parties are talking about manufacturing being the backbone of and the future for growth in America. Both political parties agree that a strong American manufacturing base is a top priority. Additionally trends in the global market have favored the return of manufacturing jobs back to this country.
Wilke Enginuity encourages everyone to exercise your right to Vote.
With summer well under way across the States, and with millions of Americans taking well-deserved summer vacations, it’s only natural that many want to take advantage of their free time to pursue favorite hobbies, crafts, and passions. One of the foremost of these hobbies happens to be bird watching. It’s estimated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service that some 51.3 million Americans spend upwards of $2.5 billion each year on observing birds of all varieties and species, both native and foreign. While a significant amount of that money is spent on ecological trips to various “bird-watching hotspots” throughout North America and abroad, a far larger sum is invested right at home – in the form of backyard birdhouses.
At Wilke, we make precision birdhouse components for a prominent company in the home and garden industry. Our client was receiving parts from another company, but wasn’t satisfied with the precision of the components delivered. The tolerance tightnesses were inconsistent to the point where they began searching for another manufacturer that would be able to deliver the goods as needed. They settled on Wilke Laser, and they had good reason to.
Our laser-cutting process is normally geared towards metals and alloys that require fine-tuned precision cutting and cornering. The metal components we build at Wilke go into anything from tractors, to trains, to architecture – all of which are fields where imprecise measurement is just not an option. Our customers can’t afford to make those kind of mistakes in their respective industries, and neither can we. The same principle can apply to woodworking just as in metallurgy. With Wilke at the helm, we’ve been able to consistently manufacture birdhouse components with tolerances down to a few thousandths of an inch of specifications. Our client, almost needless to say, is pleased with both our quality and consistency.
It’s one heck of a good way to spend a summer afternoon, chugging along with your whole family aboard an easy-going barrel train. Unlike its fiercer cousin, the roller coaster, the barrel train is an activity that bodes well for everybody – not just screaming teen-agers. Young kids can get a thrill out of it, as can the old-timers. For anyone who hasn’t been on a miniature barrel train – whether it be at an amusement park, a theme restaurant, a state fair, or even on your own property – you’re missing out on one of the greatest, most easy-going leisure activities to roll America’s way since public swimming pools and miniature golf.
The customized plastic barrel trains we make here at Wilke can be adopted for any of the above-mentioned uses, and many more besides. From kiddie-sized “school-chair” type trains to trains that can accommodate adults as well as children, our barrel trains are also adaptable to many different propulsion systems. You can even attach our plastic barrel train-cars to the back of a high-powered lawnmower, and take yourself for a grand tour around your local lawn, park, or pasture.
As of now, we have several clients who have already purchased our trains (or are in the process of making purchases), all of whom love the precision we’ve put into each car-link. Fully compliant with all requisite state regulations, our barrel trains will “bowl you over” with their perfect blend of craftsmanship, simplicity of set-up, and easiness of use. Put the key to the ignition and get started on one of our barrel trains today! For more information please check out our Barrel Train Flyer.