A mimic panel or bus is a direct or approximate schematic representation used by a broad sector of industries in a variety of applications. Examples include:
Mimic panels are commonly used in cement plants, railways, petro-chemical plants, public utilities, foundries, distribution centers, power generation stations, laboratories, etc.
A. Printed Mimic Panels and Bus
The majority of BW Industries manufactured mimic panels and buses utilize 10mil polycarbonate which can be reverse printed in customized colors and sizes with symbols to suit all applications. The printed bus is backed with 3M 467 or 468 Hi Performance adhesive for easy installation.
B. Engraved Mimic Panels and Bus
BW industries can also manufacture mimic panels and buses by more traditional means from 1/16” or 1/8” plastic to match existing switchgear. In the past, a mimic bus was cut from plastic stock and screwed on to the panel. Now, weather proof adhesives can used to anchor plastic mimic bus, eliminating the need to drill mounting holes.
Our Inst-A-Screen™ printing product was introduced in 1999 enabling us to offer a cost saving alternative to conventional screen printing. Inst-A-Screen™ provides customers with high quality scratch resistant custom overlays, eliminating the set-up tooling costs and time delays associated with traditional screen printing technology. Starting at $175.00, Inst-A-Screen™ is ideal for limited run prototypes and offers equally competitive prices for production quantities.
Inst-A-Screen™ graphics are printed using a thermal transfer process, by which colored resins are fused into the back side of a durable 10mil Polycarbonate/Lexan film. They have the highest level of scratch and chemical resistance available. Once Printed, an application specific adhesive is applied to the graphics and they are then cut to client specifications. This results in a product that looks and performs like a screen printed graphic, but is produced in a fraction of the time and cost.
All Inst-A-Screen™ graphics are designed and saved in an electronic format which affords us the ability to make changes to an overlay in a matter of minutes. Our ability to die-cut the graphics in house, eliminates lengthy lead times and expensive tooling charges.
For the past 20 years BW industries have been custom engraving products to almost any specification for our commercial clients. We offer three methods of engraving: Laser, Reverse Engraving, and Traditional Engraving.
Laser engraving is a precise and is generally the preferred method of engraving stainless steel and other metals, as well as plastic and acrylics.
Laser engravings on metals create crisp black lettering which shows up well on your choice of metals. It is particularly ideal for stainless steel, aluminum, or chrome.
Reverse engraving is carried out on the back side rather than the exposed surface of, generally, 1/16 thick acrylic material. The engraving is then filled with a choice of paint colors. The finished product looks similar to our INST-A-SCREEN™ process.
Reversed engraved products are resistant to abuse, most chemicals, heat, and is commonly used in wash down areas.
Using traditional engraving methods we can engrave on the following materials: Stainless steel Aluminum, Brass, Glass, Phenolic, Acrylic, and Plastic. Sizes are limited to a maximum of 24” X 48”.
A selection of labels and decals that we have produced:
Do you have an upcoming trade show, event, or maybe a meeting with that new client in which you’re about to roll out your new product prototype? After all of the months of engineering and testing to make sure that everything works just right, you notice that maybe you forgot something. Your new product is as aesthetically pleasing and visually stimulating as a slice of white bread. Let’s face it, first impressions are important.
We are an industrial graphics company and our goal is to make your product not only look good, but to also guide and safeguard your customers when operating it. Here is how we can help.
Our Inst-A-Screen™ printing product enables us to offer a substantial cost saving alternative to conventional screen printing. Inst-A-Screen™ provides customers with high quality scratch resistant custom overlays, eliminating the set-up tooling costs and time delays associated with traditional screen printing technology. We offer many options in regards to materials & adhesives. Starting at only $175.00/dollars, Inst-A-Screen™ is an ideal solution for limited run prototypes. Standard lead times run approximately 5 business days after receipt of an order. Our process also offers equally competitive prices for production quantities. Call us today!
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