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Duplex filament winding machine of Roth Composite Machinery with double power

With an innovative machine concept, Roth Composite Machinery is setting new standards in mechanical engineering for the manufacture of products by using the filament winding process (fibre winding technology).

Duplex filament winding machine of Roth Composite Machinery with double power
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The company from Steffenberg now offers the Filament Winding Machine FWA 1 Duplex. The new process technology enables the winding process from both sides of a spindle and thus halves the production times compared to standard machines.

“After successfully launching a system speeding up filament winding processes by a multiple with the development of the Rothawin technology, we are presenting another innovation. Our new FWA 1 Duplex Machine for the large-scale production of pressure vessels, particularly for the automotive industry, achieves double productivity compared with our current world-leading standard“, states Dr. Andreas Reimann, General Manager at Roth Composite Machinery.

“While the production lines based on the Rothawin technology aim at the manufacture of small compact vessels primarily used for cars, the new gantry machine generation is addressed to the highly productive manufacture of vessels for commercial vehicles and trucks. Compared to our conventional multi-spindle machines, the production process is 10 to 15 percent faster. A particularly strong frame construction with an additional spindle drive on the opposite side keeps this dynamic and, in addition, the doubled fibre volume under control with ease“, Dr. Andreas Reimann continues.

Space-saving with the FWA 1 Duplex

The design of the Duplex production line stands out with a space-saving of up to 15 percent and thus enables a more effective utilisation of production floor.

The FWA 1 Duplex filament winding machine is now new in the range. A new process technology enables the winding process from both sides of a spindle and thus halves the production times compared to standard machines.

Furthermore, the new Filament Winding Machine of Roth Composite Machinery is about 10 percent cheaper compared to other machinery with the same output capacity. It is available with three, four or five spindles as well as an additional carriage system as an option. The machine is suitable for production processes for wet or dry or Towpreg winding procedures by using all common types of fibres, especially carbon and glass fibres.

Highest precision and efficiency

The special machine builder from Steffenberg has been developing, planning and manufacturing Filament Winding Plants for almost 60 years and has about 30 years of experience in the development of fully-automated machines in this sector. Short set-up times and thus a quick start of the production are advantages of Roth production lines. They are working with highest precision and efficiency. The handling of all types of fibres is also belonging to the corporate know-how.

Filament Winding Plants for the manufacture of products of all sizes from 500 grams up to such having a component weight of 120 tons and several parallel fibre delivery devices are well established in series production. The automation solutions of Roth Composite Machinery have already been used in the mass production of pressure vessels for decades and form a strong basis as regards the market success of satisfied customers worldwide.

Additionally, the company has Filament Winding and Prepreg laboratory lines being available for its customers for the purpose of product and process developments.

More information www.roth-industries.de