Conbility installs automated tape placement head at the AIMEN Technology Centre in Spain

Conbility delivered the modular Tape Placement Applicator “PrePro 3D” to the Technology Center AIMEN in O Porriño, Spain, within a delivery time of 4 months.

Conbility installs automated tape placement head at the AIMEN Technology Centre in Spain

The selling point of the PrePro 3D system is its multifunctional range of usage: it accomplishes laser-assisted thermoplastic tape placement, IR-assisted thermoset prepreg placement and dry fiber placement: Three technologies included in one single modular system.

The JEC-award-winning “PrePro 3D” tape placement and winding applicator is available as modular tool with decentral control system and HMI (including closed-loop control of energy input into the processing zone) for the “plug-in” implementation in existing robot systems or machine systems by standard interfaces for the communication with the master control system. Conbility provides the single applicator as well as turn-key ready systems including the robot and handling systems.

Tape Placement Applicator “PrePro 3D” at the Technical Center of AIMEN in Spain. Copyright: Conbility GmbH.
The PrePro 3D head is based on 25 years of development work at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) regarding laser-assisted tape processing with in-situ consolidation.

Since January 2018, Conbility is contract partner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology, IPT for the commercialization and further development of the tape placement system “PrePro 2D” and “PrePro 3D”.

Flexible pricing for Conbility´s process costing Software OPLYSIS
The process costing software for intuitive process chain modelling and cost evaluation via drag-and-drop is now available in three pricing models, starting from 95 € per month and user. Currently, Conbility started developing real-time process modelling and monitoring for e.g. planned/actual cost comparison and overall productivity analysis. In addition, Conbility’s production and costing experts provide on-site support for e.g. technology and production site evaluation and optimization, process cost analysis and data acquisition and evaluation concepts.

Companies: Conbility

Technologies: Fiber Placement

Terms: Innovations, News Worldwide

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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