Cutting-Edge Transportation Cover Company Provides Proprietary Repair Kit

June 22, 2018 in Protective Covers

For decades, the most environmentally conscious among us touted the benefits of replacing our goods—and then recycling them. This sound plan has recently come to a somewhat screeching halt, however, as China has imposed new import restrictions impacting recyclers. As a result, those with an eye on both the health of the environment and on the bottom line are embracing a new approach: repairing materials and equipment instead of replacing it to save time and money.

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How to Prevent Equipment Damage

 Machinery breakdowns can be a major expense. Some breakdowns are easily fixed with a spare part but others require hours or days to repair. The one type of damage that is most often overlooked yet easily prevented is environmental damage. UV rays cause degradation of exteriors which lead to corrosion. Dirt and dust cause sensitive components to malfunction. Environmental damage can take a machine out of commission and cause delays in production which increases the financial loss exponentially. In the case of the military, if an asset isn’t mission ready, it could mean a life or death situation. Watch below to learn more.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, protection from UV Rays

The Essentials of Protecting Your Equipment During Downtime

April 17, 2018 in Protective Covers

Equipment is often designed and manufactured for continuous use with minimal attention to downtime issues. Thus equipment owners must ensure that during planned or surprise downtime, surfaces stay protected from the elements. There are a number of factors to consider when preparing for downtime protection, and it’s important to avoid endangering the integrity of your valuable equipment.[1]

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Respecting Your Valuables: Considerations for Shipping Important Items

Shipping, on the surface, seems like a straightforward task. However, it’s a task that comes with complex issues to consider, especially when it comes to fragile or expensive equipment.

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Topics: Protective Covers, Corrosion Prevention, Breathable Cover

A Case for Protective Covers in the Military

As one who served in the military for 30 years in a very maintenance intensive field (Artillery), and as someone who has also been involved in providing protective cover solutions for the military for over a decade, it was very gratifying to review the U.S. Army’s comprehensive business case analysis on the use of equipment covers for Army ground systems.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

ArmorDillo: Tested for Superior Peel Strength

March 31, 2017 in Protective Covers

The readiness of military assets is fundamental to protecting the US homeland and its interests abroad. The vehicles and equipment that form America’s defense arsenal include military ground vehicles, weapon systems and devices on naval ships and airfields. These expensive and critical investments that may be called up at a moment’s notice face a barrage of daily threats; corrosion, mold, mildew, UV radiation, water intrusion, and wind damage are just some of the natural forces that can compromise the reliability and integrity of defense assets.[1] That’s why branches of the US Armed Services, in particular the Navy, count on Transhield’s heavy duty fabric to protect the machines that protect America.

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We Protect the Naval Assets That Protect America

February 06, 2017 in Protective Covers

The US Navy invests heavily in vehicles, machines, and weapon systems to defend America’s interests both at home and around the world. The high-tech equipment and ordnances onboard today’s naval fleets are full of next-generation technology to give service members an edge in combating dangers. But all that advanced intelligence and scientific engineering can easily succumb to the oldest forces on Earth—the elements. 

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Part Two: Transhield Equipment Covers Deliver Vital Equipment Protection for Wind Turbine Transportation

January 17, 2017 in Protective Covers, Wind Energy

In part one of our two-part series on the wind energy sector, we looked at the logistical challenges associated with the increasingly large equipment required to build wind turbines.  With wind energy providing nearly two percent of U.S. energy consumption and growing rapidly, efficiently transporting and protecting wind turbine equipment is essential for industry expansion.

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Topics: Protective Covers, Wind Energy

Protecting Your Investment

November 02, 2016 in VCI Technology, Protective Covers

One of the biggest challenges in storage and transportation is protecting your equipment from damage by the elements. Whether you’re hauling a load of new vehicles or keeping your generator dry and running, you need an effective cover to protect your property. One of the most popular solutions is shrink wrap. While shrink wrap certainly has its place in the market and is useful for one-time applications, some manufacturers need a different option.

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Topics: VCI Technology, Protective Covers

Good Stewardship for Equipment Protection

March 02, 2016 in Protective Covers

My grandfather had an amazing set of hand tools in his basement workshop. Many of them were over 50 years old but still looked and operated as good as new. Each tool in his arsenal looked brand new as if it was recently purchased. His tools have lasted throughout the years because he took excellent care of them. It proves that when one puts the effort into taking care of something they value, the natural consequence is an increased lifecycle along with a sense of pride in ownership.

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Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.


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