The CXG model is a standardized filament winder with all the benefits of our standard product line: optimized price, reduced lead time, trusted reliability and flexibility for future expansion. The machine may be customized and automated to any level of customer needs.
The CXG filament winder is designed specifically for high-speed CNG and CHG tank production for the automotive industry. Driven by dual motors, the lightweight carriage will reach speeds up to 5 m/s allowing for industry-leading fiber payout speeds for accurate towpreg or slit tape application.
96 inches / 144, 192 inches (options)
Chuck and Live Center
Up to 5
Up to 4
120 inches/sec (3rd axis)
4 inches (4th axis)
1080 degrees/sec (4th axis)
Wet Winding or Towpreg
156 X 80 X 120 inches
480 VAC, 3 Phase
All Filament Winders are compatible with standalone fiber tensioning and resin systems
An innovative and compact tensioning creel developed for high-speed and accuracy. The configuration of the guide rollers reduces stringer wrap-ups and fuzz. The standard ST2 can hold up to sixteen 9-inch diameter bobbins in an 82”x72”x40” footprint. The system can be customized and is compatible with towpreg and wet winding systems.
ETC’s towpreg delivery head provides the same level of control as the wet winding head but with all rolling contacts to work with today’s advanced towpreg fiber systems. Each head is configured for a specific tow width and number of tows.
Give any ETC filament winding machine the ability to place shrink tape, veil or other spooled materials onto your mandrel. Tapes up to 3” wide can be placed with the same accuracy as fiber and with tensions up to 20 lbf.
Acts a physical barrier around a workcell to keep operators safe from moving machinery. Safety fences can include interlocked doors for workcell access and be combined with Light Curtains and Foot Controls for customized safety needs.
Light curtains provide additional operator safety to any ETC winding machine. Each system is customized to protect hands, limbs or bodies from touching moving components inside the work cell. The machinery will stop immediately when a beam is broken, ensuring a safe work environment.
Allow operators to maintain hand contact with the mandrels for tie-on/cut-off or placing local reinforcement while still being able to rotate the mandrel (forward and reverse) or stop it immediately as needed with foot operation.
For the highest production facilities the time it takes to tie-on and cut-off fiber before and after winding can significantly add to the total process time. ETC’s auto tie-on/cut-off system takes the place of an operator to perform these operations and increase throughput. Available for wet winding and towpreg systems.
Solidly support mandrels with the addition of a tailstock chuck. Ideal for unbalanced mandrels or delicate mandrels that may not withstand the axial force of a live center. The chuck is mounted to a standard Morse Taper and can be swapped with the tailstock live center for mandrel supporting flexibility.