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Tape Wrappers

Robust, Cost-Effective Machines for Creating Aerospace Structures

Tape wrapping machines are crucial in the composite manufacturing process, facilitating the precise application of reinforcement materials onto rotating mandrels or forms. These machines are vital in manufacturing composite structures by wrapping composite tapes, such as carbon fiber or fiberglass, onto the mandrel in specific orientations and patterns. This method is widely utilized across various industries, including aerospace, defense, and space exploration, where it enables the production of components such as carbon / phenolic structures, which excel in applications where high heat and pressures are encountered.

Engineering Technology Corporation has established itself as a leading provider of state-of-the-art tape wrapping machines, boasting over 50 years of industry expertise. The company continually pushes the boundaries of innovation in composite equipment manufacturing, catering to the evolving demands of its clientele.

In response to the escalating need for advanced composite manufacturing solutions, ENGINEERING Technology Corp. designed a catalog of Standard Tape Wrappers. These cutting-edge machines are meticulously engineered to meet the rigorous standards of the aerospace sector, offering enhanced efficiency while minimizing operator involvement during the production process.

Standard Tape Wrappers offer numerous advantages, including the capability to produce tapered and conical carbon fiber/phenolic structures with unparalleled precision and consistency. Leveraging advanced technology, these machines ensure optimal tape placement and winding, resulting in the creation of robust and precisely engineered composite structures. Moreover, the incorporation of advanced features sets a new industry benchmark for operational efficiency and user-friendliness, enabling manufacturers to streamline their production processes and achieve higher levels of productivity.

Remaining committed to innovation and customer satisfaction, ETC continues to focus on continuous improvement and product development. As the demand for carbon fiber/phenolic structures continues to rise, ETC leads the charge by providing next-generation tape wrapping machines that surpass expectations in terms of performance, reliability, and ease of use.

Standard tape wrapping machines are available in two sizes, catering to maximum structure diameters of 30 or 60 inches. Additionally, custom sizes are available to accommodate larger structures, ensuring versatility and flexibility to meet diverse application requirements. Whether for aerospace components, defense systems, or space exploration missions, Our tape wrapping machines offer unparalleled precision and performance, making them the preferred choice for manufacturers worldwide.

In summary, tape wrapping machines are essential in composite manufacturing, enabling the precise application of reinforcement materials and the creation of durable components. With its latest line of Standard Tape Wrappers, Engineering Technology Corporation continues to lead the industry with advanced solutions that redefine standards and empower manufacturers to achieve greater efficiency and quality in composite parts manufacturing.

Contact us to discuss your tape wrapping goals. The experts from Engineering Technology Corp. will provide the best solution to suit your tape wrapping needs.

Catalog of Standard TAPE WRAPPERS
Small-Scale Structures
TW30 Tape Wrapper
  • 30-inch diameter capacity and tape widths up to 7 inches
  • Minimized headstock size to improve operator clearance
  • 5 axes of motion with motorized tailstock positioning
Larger Structures
TW60 Tape Wrapper
  • 60-inch diameter capacity and tape widths upto 14 inches
  • Robust framework to support large mandrels and structures
  • 5 axes of motion with motorized tailstock positioning
Catalog of Standard Filament Winders*
SC SC+ 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 80 80 200 200 200 475
mm 2 023 2 023 5 080 5 080 5 080 12 065
Number
of Spindles
1-3 1 1 1-5 3-5 1
Number
of Axes
2 3-4 2-5 2-5 4 2-5
Speed icon speed value icon speed value icon speed value icon speed value icon speed value icon speed value
*Variable characteristic based on wound part specifications
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