Cannon Ergos provides a solution for refugees
The IKEA foundation is developing and testing a better home for refugee families, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR). Cannon Ergos provides to Swedish Thermoformer (Safeman) the innovative equipment to produce the plastic modular shelt
The IKEA foundation is developing and testing a better home for refugee families, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR). Cannon Ergos provides to Swedish Thermoformer (Safeman) the innovative equipment to produce the plastic modular shelter.
The houses are designed to be easily set up and taken apart and are also easy to carry. There is a tubular steel structure, similar to that used for camping tents, supports modular panelling elements for the roof and the walls: these panels, made by Thermoforming rectangular sheets of expanded TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin), are characterised by an excellent resistance to UVs and rain. Four hours are needed to mount a complete shelter.
The project, started in 2008, required a number of refinements prior to the definition of the ideal shelter. When decision was made to use Thermoformed plastic walls and roof, NORTEC-Cannon AS, the Cannon agency in Northern European countries, was consulted by the Swedish company Safeman for the supply of industrial solution for this project.
Cannon Ergos supplied a complete production solution in the first quarter of 2015, includes:
Two forming presses to shape five different types of panels served by four handling robots
Three presses to punch the holes for the connecting buttons
Five thermoforming moulds
The heating stations for the plastic sheets
The complete engineering of the plant
Two prototyping moulds and all the relevant production of prototypes
When the plant starts to be fully operative, it will be able to produce panels for about 30,000 shelters/year.
For more information please refer to the link : http://www.ikeafoundation.org/programmes/refugee-children/