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Round and square connectors for industrial applications

News International-French

15 Feb 2018

At JEC World Refitech further introduces a new series of round and square connectors, as an  extension of its standard range of round and square carbon tubes for industrial applications.  

At the coming JEC World 2018 show, CG TEC and Refitech will present their new partnership as well as their innovative carbon fibre product solutions. Both companies will share a booth at the ‘Bayern Innovativ’ stand (Hall 6, R51). 

Refitech and CG TEC have a long history in developing and producing client specific industrial composite solutions. At JEC they will announce their full cooperation, whereby the affordable innovative composite components from both companies can be purchased easily in their respective web shops.

Says Sales Engineer Bas Nijpels from Refitech: ‘Our mutual online offerings complement each well. By  focussing on innovative production methods and product standardisation,  we can make high strength and lightweight composite and carbon fibre solutions accessible for almost every industry. Our next goal will be to roll out this concept in the rest of Europe.’

Ultra-lightweight connectors
At JEC World Refitech further introduces a new series of round and square connectors, as an  extension of its standard range of round and square carbon tubes for industrial applications. These thin-wall, ultra-lightweight connectors are made of carbon fibre epoxy and hand-laminated using prepregs. They offer weight savings compared with the dry fibre injected coupling parts available from competitors. The square connectors match precisely with Refitech’s square tubes of 25×25 millimetres, while the round ones can be combined with Refitech’s  30/28 and 30/27 millimetres round tubes. By applying fitting rings during the bonding phase, tubes of both diameters can be used in the same construction.

Round and square connectors for industrial applications

Multilayer basalt tube
CG TEC’s new multilayer basalt tube, introduced at JEC World 2018,  combines high-performance basalt fibre, high strength stainless steel tubes, a communication element (optical fibres, coax or copper wires) and optionally a polyamide, polyethylene or high-density polyethylene sheath. 

This lightweight, high strength composite cable is based on the mineral fibres of basalt, a high-tech material was originally intended for the thermal insulation of nuclear reactors. It offers high temperature resistance, lower line loss and  small sag. Because of its properties these multilayer basalt tube are practically indestructible, permanently unbreakable, and still retains its functionality even at elevated temperatures.