Discover Our Process
The Alpine process is a simple one. Our in-house design and manufacturing capabilities reduce lead times and allow us to select the best materials for your project and budget.
THE ALPINE PROCESS
Your FCU Cover is routinely manufactured from 1.6mm of cold reduced mild steel, or Zintec steel, however, other materials can be chosen depending upon the design.
All Covers are bespoke and (in accordance with unit manufacturers working specifications) can be made to the clients/architects’ design.
Once your design is confirmed, we manufacture a prototype unit and conduct a site survey to ensure there are no obstacles within the placement area.
Cover blanks are cad drawn and sent to the Swifcut plasma CNC cutting machine – a precision tool that cuts ferrous and non-ferrous materials to the very highest accuracy.
The parts are then folded on our CNC machine for accurate and production forming; this folding also gives the Covers strength and rigidity with returned flanges.
Side panels are riveted and tig welded with invisible hidden fixing welds (unless this is a desired visible feature).
All welding is via the superior tig welding process including fully welded corners.
Covers are insulated with Armaflex foam internally, as is the top baffle plate, for noise and vibration reduction.
Covers can be manufactured from a variety of materials with the most popular being mild steel and a powder coat finish.
The grills supplied can be adapted to suit the angle of airflow (as desired) and are flush fitting.