The SS+ model is a standardized filament winder with all the benefits of our standard product line: optimized price, reduced lead time and trusted reliability. The machine may be customized and automated to any level of customer needs.
The SS+ is a compact, accurate, affordable 4 axes machine that is suitable for a bottle or tapered part manufacture. The winder, table and control cabinet are integrated together to bridge the gap between laboratory and light production needs.
40 inches / 60 inches (option)
Chuck and Live Center
3 or 4
2 inches (3rd axis)
720 degrees/sec (4th axis)
Wet Winding or Towpreg
70 X 30 X 52 inches
240 VAC, Single Phase
Delta Tau Clipper
All Filament Winders are compatible with standalone fiber tensioning and resin systems
Modern filament winding is all about delivering fiber where it’s needed. ETC’s delivery systems delivers fiber from the tensioner to the delivery head, minimizing contact points and maximizing control. Each delivery system is customized for facility layout, fiber type, and number of tows.
Turn ETC’s line of small-scale filament winders (SS, SS+, SM) into portable winders by adding rolling casters. Ideal for lab use or facilities with limited floor space.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ETC’s wet winding delivery head allows precision fiber control as it is placed onto the mandrel. The standard configuration provides flat bars, a comb and a D-ring to adjust the fiber band width and thickness. Custom D-ring radii, pin count, pin spacing and additional fiber band adjusting options are available to meet customer’s needs.
Provide resin for up to 60 tows with ETC’s Dip Resin Bath. Adjustable drag bars and squeegees provide resin content control. Ideal for applications requiring wide fiber bands or operations that use center-pull spools.
ETC’s wet winding drum resin bath is a small scale resin bath ideal for the SS and SS+ winding machines. A 3.5” wide drum can handle up to 6 tows and a 1 liter resin pan reduces resin waste for small parts or R&D work. Available as a dip-style or roller-style bath.