With a name like radio frequency welding, the process sounds like something used for industrial applications rather than recreational ones. However, this process is versatile—it can be used on a variety of different products used in a number of different industries, and the recreation industry is no exception.
There are plenty of uses for radio frequezncy welding, or RF welding, in the recreational industry for indoor and outdoor applications.
Radio Frequency Weld Products for Athletic Facilities
If you’ve ever played indoor tennis or sports in a gymnasium that was separated by heavy vinyl curtains, you’ve already experienced what RF sealing can do in the recreational world.
The process of heat sealing gym curtains makes a product strong enough to stand up to being hit by fast moving balls—think stray tennis balls, basketballs, paint balls or even baseballs in batting practice cages.
Other Recreational Uses of Heat Sealing
Indoor gymnasium curtains and gymnasium divider nets are used for indoor tennis in schools, park districts, and country club facilities as a way to separate courts and protect people and equipment from errant balls.
Tennis windscreens and baseball windscreen are used outdoors on fences to minimize or block the wind on courts and playing fields.
Radio frequency welding is used to create the large vinyl walls and athletic cushions you see in all recreational facilities. Athletic cushions are a great way to protect athletes and bystanders from structural posts and walls in a building. Athletic cushions also protect expensive equipment from getting damaged.
Gymnasium Curtain Walls are used to separate activities
Gymnasium curtain barriers are used to protect athletes, spectators and workers. Clear vinyl or mesh can be fused into the material to create viewing windows, providing additional safety measures. RFW is also used to make paintball curtains that are used to create room sections, both for indoor and outdoor use.
The seams created with the RF welding or heat sealing processes are strong, durable and can withstand the force of objects hitting the material. Recreation curtains provide a smooth, continuous curtain wall that is available in standard or custom sizes to fit any court size and application.
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Ceiling Baffles can Reduce Noise in Athletic Facilities
Recreational facilities can be loud with all the activities that are going on. Easy to install ceiling baffles are used to reduce this excessive noise and sound reverberation. Sound-absorbing wall panels, acoustic baffles, and flexible acoustic banners are a great way to absorb and minimize excessive noise in any size facility.
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Vinyl or Coated Fabric Tarpaulins are welded to create Leak Proof Seams
Vinyl or coated fabric tarpaulins rely on permanently bonded panels that can be used to create walkway structures used in airports and sports stadiums.
RF welding is used to fuse material panels together to create scale for a protective structure that is easy to install with grommets and cable ties, and can be detached quickly. The permanently welded seams keep it leak-proof, easy to clean and sturdy enough to hold up to indoor and outdoor elements.
As you can see, there are several different applications for radio frequency welding in the recreational industry. If you’re curious about getting a product made using this process, contact SealWerks today for more information.