Filament wet winding with multiple finishing, is our key competence and we have extensive experience with both composite and metal interfaces.
- Our high strength CFRP rollers have excellent cost to performance ratio
- We manufacture to specific requirements and best in class tolerances with in-house balancing and testing
- We provide roller surfaces and finishes.
We have a large capacity manufacturing site with rapid 6 weeks delivery times. Extensive expertise in manufacturing light weight, high strength collars and bushings.
Our CFRP roller specifications
We provide lightweight rollers and shafts with dimensions of a maximum length of 4500 mm, minimum inner diameter of 20 mm and a maximum outer diameter of 400 mm.
- Using fibres such as glass fibre, HT, HM, UHM and UUHM.
- Automatic mixing, dosing and thermographic specification of resin blends.
- Fine tolerance laminate and surface quality for rubber coating.
- Extensive in-line gelling and post-curing.
- Digital, Flexo & Web-offset Printing
- Film Card & Packaging Conversion
- Specialist high precision Engineering
Resources and capabilities
Dedicated technology facilities and highly skilled technicians with the following processes.
- 7 wet winding lines.
- Customised production.
- In-house balancing. Inc conformity reporting
- In-house testing of materials and components.
- Production of precision collars and bushings.
- Advanced Digital studio to support with model and prototype simulations.
- Roller surface specification to customer requirement.
Carbon fibre rollers versus steel rollers
Our carbon fibre rollers are engineered fit-for-purpose and offer tremendous advantage over steel rollers. Advantages include:
- Virtually no frequency transference with carbon fibre means rollers can operate at higher speeds than steel. Significant Lower Inertia
- 80% weight reduction creates Less stress in motors, Improved handling and change over times. Substantial improvement in production uptimes.
- Faster start up times with less waste
- Higher precise control of roller speed, improves chemistry and mechanical balance.
- Higher product output speeds
- Reduced roller damage, results in overall lower cost than steel, over the medium to long term
- Reduced web wander and tighter winding
- Reduced roller coating thickness can be achieved
- Longer Bearing life
- Improved tension control