Sankt Augustin, Germany -- Hennecke will showcase its Streamline machine at the JEC Composites show in Paris this year, it has announced.
The company said its high-pressure metering system Streamline machine - which includes sensor equipment for monitoring internal mould pressure - incorporates an intelligent filling process via a closed control loop.
According to the company, it is capable of producing high quality fibre composite parts on a large-scale in short cycle times. “The high-pressure metering machine of the type Streamline is perfectly adjusted to the HP-RTM production parameters,” said a company press release.
The focus of the method, continued the press release, is the high-pressure injection of a reactive mix into a mould within seconds. Hennecke’s machine injects the matrix material and monitors the filling process simultaneously, said the company.
First, the machine checks the vacuum capability of the utilised mould then, via an internal mould pressure sensor an injection process is controlled by the closed-loop process.
The control interpolates the unavailable internal mould pressure monitoring. Streamline, said the press release, can process epoxy and polyurethane systems and will cope with the use of polyamide systems in reactive thermoplastics in future with ease.
JEC Europe 2014 runs from 11 to 13 March