PRODUCTION LINE FOR FILAMENT WINDING

DISCONTINUOUS WINDING

Autonational Composites has 40 years of experience in filament winding production processes for high volume production but also for low volumes that require high accuracy and reproducibility. Our engineers are experts in this field and can help with any manufacturing challenge you may have. Any filament winding process can be integrated, automated, expanded and upgraded by Autonational Composites! Autonational Composites uses existing technologies and we invent what does not exist.

 

Filament winding machines & composite production lines based on discontinuous winding are based on the principle of laying fiber filament windings over a cylindrical mould or mandrel using a carriage that is traveling along the axis of that mandrel. The mandrel is fixed on a mandrel stand and is rotated by an asynchronous motor.

 

Autonational Composites supplies production lines for discontinuous filament winding:

Starting with a filament winding machine and its basic accessories, being the core of a line.
All line components in order to produce a complete composite product.
Logistics and automation to achieve an automation production environment.

CORE OF THE LINE; FILAMENT WINDER

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STANDARD WINDERS

Our standard winders are available in diameters from 10 to 3000mm and can be implemented in different configurations.

Dedicated winders

DEDICATED WINDERS

Dedicated winders are often used in very specific situations such as complex shaped composite parts combined with very large volumes or extreme accuracy.

PRODUCTION LINE COMPONENTS

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RESIN FARM

A resin system manages the application of composite resin within a production line. It handles the storage of resin components, pumping of components to a mixing (day) tank via a dispenser, mixing all components and finally dosing the resin mix to the winding machine by using a resin tray.

Dedicated winders

COMPOSITE CURING SYSTEMS - OVENS

Composite curing systems are applied for pre-heating and hardening during (automated) filament winding production. Autonational Composites provides the best suitable curing system for each composite curing proces.

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Mandrel extraction machinery

Mandrel Extraction machinery or strippers are used to separate the filament wound product from the mandrel. Autonational Composites has a program of extractors available which suits most common applications, with respect to mandrel diameter (cylindrical/conical), extraction & brake force, extraction position(s), etc. 

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Processing equipment
couple, saw, drill, spray

Most filament wound products should be further processed after winding. Further processing & finishing ranges from tailoring to size, surface treatment to drilling & milling operations. Also adding extra components to the product can be a next manufacturing step. Autonational Composites supplies all necessary machinery for these operations.

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Test systems
Hydro, Electrical

Test systems for filament wound products are basically intended for checking a variety of variables. Autonational Composites designs all necessary equipment to achieve your technical specifications.

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Buffer systems & storage racks

Mandrel buffers & storage systems and product storage racks are used to enable a workable basic logistic flow into a production line.

AUTOMATED PRODUCTION LINE

By adding logistics to an filament winding production line, but also system integration and overall programming (parent control), you can realize a fully automated production line.

Logistics & automation

Logistics & automation

The last step in a production line is adding logistic systems for transportation of mandrels & products towards the next manufacturing step. Autonational Composites supplies automated logistic line components including the necessary automation towards the production machinery.

Track & trace equipment

Track & trace equipment

Track & Trace is becoming increasingly important during the production of high specification composite parts for various reasons, ranging from quality concerns to aftermarket logistics and MRO.  Autonational Composites can offer you the best track and trace solution for your production line.

SYSTEM INTEGRATION & OVERALL PROGRAMMING

System integration is defined as the process of bringing together the component subsystem into one system and ensuring that the subsystems function together as a system. These skills include software, systems and enterprise architecture, software and hardware engineering, interface protocols, and general problem solving skills. Efficient overall programming is the key to system integration.

SAFETY ACCESSOIRES

Safety is a basic need of people. The requirements for the protection of machinery have changed  more and more with the increasing use of automation. Autonational Composites supplies all its machinery with adequate safety features.

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