Transportation Equipment Industry and Dust Collection
Introduction to Dust and Fume Collection for Transportation Equipment
The market for transportation equipment is complex—trains, subways, buses, commercial vehicles and more all have their own dynamics—but a few trends in the industry can be seen. The most widely made forecast for the industry is one of stability. Industry-wide, demand is relatively stable and growing. Shakeups in the industry have more to do with calls for better analytics, tracking and flexibility, rather than changes to heavy equipment. While this is true industry-wide, there are exceptions; the demand for niche products is less reliable. For example, the recent boom in demand for oil tanker rail cars has collapsed.
The trend in transportation equipment is generally positive for pretty obvious reasons: growing population and urbanization. These phenomena are especially prevalent worldwide. As cities grow, building new roads is not the solution to transportation problems. Governments are investing in rail, subways, bus rapid transit (BRT) and other more centralized transportation solutions. Meanwhile, steady global economic growth ensures that freight traffic will continue to require transportation equipment into the foreseeable future.
Manufacturers of transportation equipment face several challenges in this environment. While they can be assured of relatively steady demand in the future, they will need to keep up with digital trends and changing customer preferences. Manufacturers will also need to keep in mind any changes in regulations regarding dust and weld fumes during the manufacturing process. Some of these regulations have been updated recently, and the need to comply is both legally and financially serious. Maintaining good air quality is more important than ever.