Understanding The Latest In Partition Design
A cargo van partition is one of the most important parts of a well upfitted vehicle. It’s a smart investment for any tradesman who wants to improve the safety, comfort and efficiency of their work van. There are many different styles of cargo van partitions (or van bulkhead as it’s sometimes called) available today and knowing the difference between them can help you make the right choice for your needs.
What Is A Cargo Van Partition?
In the basic form a cargo van partition is a solid barrier that’s located between the cab of the van and the cargo area. In the event of an accident or sudden stop, unsecured tools and other equipment can become dangerous flying projectiles and the partition’s job is to stop them from entering the cab area and injuring the occupants.
What Makes A Composite Cargo Van Partition Different?
Traditional cargo van partitions are made of steel or aluminum, but composite partitions are made of thermoformed ABS and polycarbonate to take advantage of the latest manufacturing technologies and materials to create an innovative van bulkhead that is solid, durable and lightweight.
The thermoforming process permits the cargo van partition to be made to exact specifications and close tolerances. This ensures that there’s a snug fit between the partition and the walls, roof and floor; and a tight seal is created between the cab and the cargo area. ABS is a specially formulated rigid plastic that is known for its resistance and toughness. Polycarbonate is a form of clear plastic that is accepted industry wide as one of the most durable and strongest types of “safety glass”.
By combining these two materials together to make a solid partition, the composite cargo van partition gains two strong advantages: 1) it’s lightweight yet able to resist maximum impact and 2) the clear portion allows the driver to have increase rear visibility, while allowing the cab of a small vehicle to feel more spacious.
Key Benefits To Composite Cargo Van Partitions:
- Improved safety: Engineered to protect occupants and resist maximum impact
- Better rear visibility: Clear top allows for 180° rear visibility and reduces blind spots
- Maximize floor space: Contoured design allows full seat travel and maximum cargo floor space
- Enhanced climate control: Snug fitting partition isolates the cabin from the cargo area, making it easier to heat and cool
- Quieter ride: Isolates sound from the cargo area and rattle free design reduces noise and fatigue
- Long life: Durable composite materials resists dents and scratches
As a professional tradesman, you know the value of investing in good tools that get the job done right, done safely. A cargo van partition works effectively to keep you and/or your employees safe and comfortable. If you’ve been considering installing a partition, then a composite cargo van partition offers the best protection and comfort available today.
Check out Ranger Design’s new Max View Clear Top Polycarbonate cargo van partition. It’s built of thermoformed ABS and polycarbonate and is engineered to resist maximum impact. Designed to be tighter fitting and rattle free, the new partition can increase cabin comfort by improving climate control and reducing noise.