Garden Grove, California -- Elasco Inc., a polyurethane and plastics design, mould and manufacturing company, has secured a contract to supply PU wheels to Matthews Studio Equipment Inc. -- a supplier of specialised lighting and camera hardware to the entertainment industry.
Matthews Studio Equipment had been experiencing vibration problems with the dollies that carry film cameras across segmented tracks that could affect the picture quality, explained a 19 July statement from Elasco's parent company DeltronInc., Burbank, California-based.
"The weight of the camera, cameraperson and equipment was thought to cause Matthews' former dolly wheels to flatten slightly between shots, creating a condition called compression set. Compression set can cause vibration when the gear starts to roll," the statement said.
Elasco said it was able to create a proprietary polyurethane formulation and wheel design strong enough to prevent compression set and absorb any shocks, enabling the dolly to roll smoothly.
"Matthews presented us with a very rigourous set of specifications and we were able to design and produce new wheels that meet their needs," said Deltron ceo Henry Larrucea. "At Deltron we are proud of our engineering, formulation and manufacturing capabilities and excited to have access to a new market for our products," he added.
Deltron announced 15 July that Elasco generated over $1.4 million in revenue for the first half of 2010. (RD)