Large Scale, heavy duty, custom winder

Innovative solution to your large scale production needs

Part Diameter
up to 197" (5000 mm)
Part Length
up to 1378" (35 m)
Spindle Capacity
up to 100,000 lbs (45359kg)
 

All Winders can be modified... Ask us about customizing.

Options

Part Removal System

Mandrel Support Cart
Mandrel cart is motorized and runs along the tailstock rails. Cart has vertical adjustment to accommodate different part mandrels. While cart is supporting the mandrel the completed part can be removed with the Part Cart.

Part Support Cart
Part cart is motorized and runs along the tailstock rails. Cart has vertical adjustment to accommodate different diameter parts. Loose part is then, supported and guided off of mandrel. Note: Cart does not extract and is only used to assist in removal of loose cured parts.

Fiber Delivery System

Bookshelf Fiber Dispensing Creel
Stationary fiber dispensing creel.  Spools of fiber are placed onto shelving and fiber is redirected through a series of ceramic eyelets. Ideal for center-pull glass.

Traveling Festooning System
Guides fiber from the bookself creel to the filament winder's carriage, minimizing fiber damage. Useful for long carriage travels.

Mylar/Veil Dispenser
Accepts material with 75 mm [3"] dia x 305-457 mm [12-18"] long cores. Tension is adjusted manually.

Sand / Aggregate Delivery System
The sand delivery system allows for the controlled application of granular aggregate filler (such as sand or a similar aggregate) during the winding process. Filler provides a quick and low cost means of building up wall thickness of pipes and tanks while reducing material costs.

Fiber Impregnation

Drum or Fiber-Dip Type Resin Bath
Jacketed, stainless steel, resin bath assembly. Used for metering and controlling fiber wet-out. Baths are made of a stainless steel/aluminum construction.

Re-circulation Liquid Type Resin Bath Heater
Heater consists of a built in heated reservoir that pumps liquid through the lower jacket of the resin bath tank.

Electric Type Resin Bath Heater
Heater consists of heat pad located on the bottom of the resin bath tank.

Resin Drip Trays
Resin drip trays are positioned directly under the machine spindle. The tray features handles for easy removal.

Resin Bath Stand
Free standing resin bath stand that can accommodate one Fiber-Dip Type or Drum Type resin bath stand is placed on the floor directly behind filament winding machine.

Control Features

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)                                                        
System maintains machine control power for up to 30 minutes in the event of main power failure.

Wireless Radio Control Pendant  
Allows operation of the filament-winding machine by means of a wireless pendant.  Aids and improves machine operation for extended length machinery.

Hardwired Operator Control Pendant
Allows operation of the filament-winding machine by means of a wired operator pendant.

Digital Auxiliary Outputs
Generates programs for activating digital outputs during winding program execution. These programs enable you to trigger output states based on existing filament winding program states.

Bar Code Scanner
2D scanner allows the scanning of bar codes to load the associated part program.

Safety Features

Safety Edge (Bumper Switch)
Bumper switches are used to stop the machine in an Estop state in the event the machine's horizontal carriage would strike a foreign object. Switches are located on both the headstock and tailstock sides of the winder's horizontal carriage.

Cable Pull-Switch
Cable that runs the length of the machine's carriage bed located near the floor. Operator can step or pull the cable to stop the machine in emergency situations.

Horizontal Carriage Whisker Switches
Consists of fiberglass whiskers mounted to a rotary switch. In the event the switch is activated, the machine will stop in an Estop state. Whisker switches are mounted on the backside of the machine's horizontal carriage.

Single-Beam Photoelectric Safety Switch
Light beam runs between the machine's headstock and tailstock. When light beam is broken the machine goes to an Estop state.