Filament winding machines for complex shapes en specific needs
Autonational Composites has developed many different filament winding machines specially dedicated to your production specification. These filament winders are in fact adjusted standard winders or new developed configurations consisting of modular components. Below you can find some typical examples varying from filament winders for fuel lines (Aerospace) to special tanks (Industry).
Filament winding machines based on cantilever principle
Autonational developed and supplied filament winding production lines for manufacturing tanks based on the cantilever principle and also semi-automatic and automatic production of complex geometrical shaped parts, like cones, specific tanks, elbows and t-joint shaped products. Below you can see an example of a cantilever tank filament winder, a customized teach-in robot systems and an automated concept for complex products. See also the movie on our youtube channel (elbow winding).
Special designed winders based on complex geometry
Autonational Composites winding technology has been designed for winding of non-cylindrical or asymmetric composite products including advanced monitoring systems, with the appropriate – adjustable – parameters being displayed. We are able to assist you with developing and supply of production equipment for complex shaped products. We propose you a standard system or we develop the most cost effective filament winding machine to fulfil your requirements!
Retrofits, Expansion & Optimization of Existing Equipment
Autonational Composites has also extensive experience in updating existing filament winding machinery / production lines. In some cases, it is more interesting to renovate than to provide new. Often feasibility studies may reveal the possibilities.
RECOMMENDED WINDER ACCESSOIRES
FILAMENT WINDING SOFTWARE
Our filament winding machinery is compatible with almost all advanced off-line software programming tools for designing and modelling complex filament wound designs. Basically, it is possible to program freely on the machine or import your existing winding patterns, but most of our clients choose to work with their own (off-line) software or those of external specialists.
COMPLETE PRODUCTION LINES FOR FILAMENT WINDING
We offer complete (semi-automated) production lines, including filament winders, creels, resin tray & resin farm, mandrels & tooling, extractor, curing oven, cutting/drilling/milling station and test systems. By adding logistics, like transportation systems, monorails, manipulators, but also system integration and overall programming, you can realize a fully automated production line.