Standard Filament Winders

Designed With The Customer In Mind

Over half a century of experience, tried and trusted design practices, years of cost reductions, decades developing custom filament winders and winding systems have led Engineering Technology Corporation to a competitive catalog of cost-effective and reliable standardized machinery that covers the majority of market needs for filament winding. This standard line enables businesses of all sizes to quickly and affordably build up production capabilities.

 

Standard options range from laboratory scale table-top filament winders, made specifically for winding test coupons, up to multi-spindle automated pressure vessel winders with industry-leading fiber payout. Standard filament winders are easy to maintain with readily available spare parts. The customers can count on receiving the same exceptional service that Engineering Technology Corporation has been known for over the past fifty years.

 

In addition to standardized machinery, Engineering Technology Corporation provides custom production solutions and complete service, including production consulting, onsite machinery installation, process integration, training and others to meet our customers’ needs for manufacturing composite parts.

Catalog of Standard Filament Winders
Lab-Scale Winding
SS Filament Winder
  • Ideal for R&D, lab and educational use
  • Small and lightweight tabletop winder
  • 2 accurate axes of motion with adjustable tailstock
  • Versatile wet winding or towpreg delivery systems
Small-Scale Production
SS+ Filament Winder
  • Ideal for small production applications
  • 3 or 4 accurate axes of motion with adjustable tailstock
  • Versatile wet winding or towpreg delivery systems
  • Integrated table, control cabinet and storage
Economical Production
SM Filament Winder
  • Ideal for medium envelope part production
  • Up to 5 axes of motion in a portable platform with multiple bed lengths
  • Reliable and compact
High-Rate Production
SM+ Filament Winder
  • Ideal for medium envelope part production
  • High-volume capability
  • Up to 5 axes of motion in a portable platform with multiple bed lengths
  • Reliable and compact
High-Speed Production
CXG Filament Winder
  • Ideal for high-volume automotive applications
  • 4 high-speed axes
  • Lightweight dual drive carriage
Large-Scale Winding
SL Filament Winder
  • Ideal for Aerospace, Utility and Oil & Gas applications
  • Large format workhorse, easily handling any large tank or tube
  • Up to 6 axes of motion
Summary of Standard Filament Winders
Catalog of Standard Filament Winders*
SS SS+ SM SM+ CXG SL
Maximum
Mandrel
Weight
lbs 50 50 750 1 000 1 000 20 000
kg 23 23 340 454 454 9 072
Mandrel
Diameter
inches 1-12 1-12 1-24 1-30 1-16 1-80
mm 25-305 25-305 25-610 25-762 25-406 25-2 032
Maximum
Mandrel
Length
inches 60 60 200 200 200 475
mm 1 524 1 524 5 080 5 080 5 080 12 065
Number
of Spindles
1 1 1 1-9 3-5 1
Number
of Axes
2 3-4 2-5 2-5 4 2-6
Speed
*Variable characteristic based on wound part specifications
CUSTOM FILAMENT WINDERS
Capability beyond the standard machines tailored specifically for unique customer needs
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Complete solutions
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
A complete line of fiber handling solutions to optimize filament winding production
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AUTOMATION
Increase production efficiency and repeatability with an Authorized FANUC System Integrator
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Applications
AEROSPACE
AUTOMOTIVE
PIPES, TUBES, UTILITY POLES
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
MEMBRANE VESSELS
SPORTING GOODS