Duesseldorf, Germany -- Efficient total solutions from Austrian company Fill to serve complex production processes in composites impressed customers at the K 2010 exhibition in Duesseldorf, which started 28 Nov, the company said.
"Customers and trade visitors were won over by the unbelievable speed and highest levels of precision seen in the live demonstrations of the 'speed mc' mould carrier on the Fill exhibition stand," said the machinery supplier.
Fill's 'preforming liner' also caused "quite a sensation," said the supplier. In this fibre pre-forming system 2-D textiles are transformed into a defined freeform 3-D shape in a reliable, fully automatic process. "Trade visitors to the K 2010 were positively surprised by how compatible highly technical demands are with durability and cost-effectiveness," said Wilhelm Rupertsberger, manager of the Plastics Competence Center at Fill, in the company's 3 Nov statement.
Automation and linking of processes is one of Fill's core areas of expertise: the Austrian machine engineering company is a leading specialist for complex processes in composites. At K 2010, its latest innovations for machining and processing polyurethane and composites were on display.
"Customer interest was tremendous. Both the many talks we had with longstanding customers and the numerous initial contacts we made with potential new customers went very well indeed," said a satisfied Rupertsberger.
The speed mc mould carrier was developed especially for rapid foam systems. "Due to its unique drive concept, closing times as short as 2 seconds can be achieved," said Rupertsberger. The swivel functions of the two tool halves result in what Fill calls "a function-oriented ergonomic design." The entire frame swivels, to provide the optimal foaming and reaction position. The mould carrier is used in both standard systems and mobile transport systems.