Carbon profiles offer great advantages in mechanical engineering and on roller tracks. The addition of profiles can speed up the production process and reduce the workload. Carbon profiles are also stronger than aluminium and have many other positive properties.
There is an increasing demand in the roller tracks and machinery sector for light, yet powerful carbon profiles. This is not surprising, since composite applications are very beneficial in this sector:
- Composite profiles mean that less energy is required to start and stop movements. The product on the track therefore moves faster and can be stopped sooner.
- There is no rust formation. Post-treatment against corrosion is therefore not necessary.
- In contrast to plastic profiles, carbon profiles do not generate static electricity.
- The product is relatively light, so fewer support points are needed.
USED AS A ROLL-OFF
Recently, Vlint approached Prince Fibre to enquire whether they could supply a carbon tube for a machine that was already in use. The carbon pipe had to be light enough to be lifted by the workers, but strong enough to support the heavy textiles unrolled by the machine. That was a real challenge for a Prince Fibre product!
We supplied the light, strong carbon tube and, after a few adjustments, the product was enthusiastically put to use by Vlint’s employees. The tube reduces weight and therefore the energy standard for lifting is no longer exceeded, which was previously the case with steel.
CARBON PROJECTS WITH PRINCE FIBRE
Prince Fibre’s fibreglass and carbon products can be widely used in many different industries. This cooperation with Vlint is an excellent example of that.
As an innovative technology company, we strive every day to improve and develop your processes. Does this unique carbon project arouse your curiosity about the possibilities carbon offers? Prince Fibre will be happy to advise you and help you find unique applications for your customised product. Feel free to contact one of our specialists