Prince Fibre has produced a unique lightweight tube for a relatively new customer in the machine building industry. As a company, Vlint is committed to a clean environment. As a supplier of various filters for air and liquid substances, Vlint has to cut a large volume of machine textiles. An alternative option was required for the heavy steel tube used to unroll the textile, as the roller was very heavy for the employees to lift. Prince Fibre provided an extraordinary carbon tube, which reduced the weight tremendously and allowed the employees to perform their duties with ease and without back pain.
Innovative carbon tube
Lower weight, but still strong
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.
Our lightweight carbon tube of 60 x 55 millimetres and with a wall thickness of 2.5 millimetres is used as an alternative to the steel tubes previously used on a daily basis by Vlint. It was no coincidence that Vlint ended up at Prince Fibre, as the managing director was already acquainted with Wim Groothuis. Through this relationship, Vlint was already familiar with Prince Fibre’s quality and performance, and the cooperation from both sides was also very positive after delivery and commissioning. Vlint employees are particularly happy about the new lightweight roller.
Carbon fibre 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.