Sankt Augustin, Germany -- Hennecke GmbH says its composites specialists can look back on a successful performance at the JEC Composites show in Paris.
Hennecke said in a news release that its "revolutionary" glass fibre cutter for processing plants with chopped glass-fibre metering system attracted a lot of attention at the event.
Hennecke said that this cutting unit for CSM (composite spray moulding) processing plants has a ten times longer service life than previous versions, thus significantly reducing downtime, maintenance and costs.
This is due to a completely new cutting process that needs no knife roller. As a result the blades do not wear and need replacing, so this eliminates the main cause of downtime when cutting glass fibre rovings, Hennecke claims.
The Sankt Augustin, Germany, company claims the service life compared to standard cutters is increased by over 1000 percent and the process is only interrupted when the rovings are changed. It added that the formation of atomised spray depositions is prevented thanks to the unit's special geometry, which has been specially tailored to suit Hennecke's spray mixheads.
The company also said its high-pressure RTM (resin transfer moulding) process attracted attention from visitors at the event in Paris, held in March.