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Rogers Assoc. Machine Tool Corp.'s TW 510X2©

Rogers Assoc. Machine Tool Corp.'s TW 510X2©

The TW 510X2 is designed to wrap composite tape materials around a mandrel, which will subsequently be removed after curing to form a finished composite tube. Two tapes can simultaneously be wrapped, each with independent tension and application angle adjustments. The ability to infinitely adjust the wrap angle in three axis facilitates wrinkle free evenly tensioned wrap layers. Proper compaction of mandrel-wrapped composites is absolutely essential to the quality of the finished product. Many of the machines previously on the market did not provide sufficiently accurate control of laypitch, nor compensation for tape twist. The TW 510X2 allows greater flexibility in low-quantity production, and greater repeatability for mass production. Better manufacturing frees design engineers to develop more innovative products. Active feedback provides accurate, independent control of compaction pressure on both reels simultaneously. The servo drive system maintains a uniform, programmable lay pitch across the entire speed range, even during ramp-up or ramp-down. And the unique, separately pivoting heads allow for zero - or a specific- angle of twist on the tapes during wrapping, eliminating wrinkles and pockets.

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