SS Filament Winder

Research and Development

 

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.

 

Compact and accurate, the SS was developed specifically for the school or workplace laboratory. Its 2 axes allow for the flexible and speedy creation of simple composite parts. Create flat uni-directional panels for test specimens, rings for NOL testing and certifications, or even small scale R&D or production parts. Combined with its easy to use interface and FiberGrafiX®, the SS is an affordable, yet robust option for your entry-level filament winding needs.

Model Number

SS

Max Mandrel Diameter

12 inches

Carriage Stroke

40 inches / 60 inches (option)

Maximum Mandrel Weight (Per spindle)

50 lbs

Mandrel Support

Chuck and Live Center

Number of Spindles

1

Number of Axes

2

Spindle Speed

100 rpm

Carriage Speed

60 inches/sec

Rotating Eye Diameter

N/A

Fiber System

Wet Winding or Towpreg

Maximum Fiber Tension (Total)

25 lbf

Machine Size (Basic Machine Only) (L x W x H)

70 X 30 X 52 inches

Electrical Power

240 VAC, Single Phase

Pneumatic Power

None

Control System

Delta Tau Clipper

Available Winder Options
  • 60 inch Carriage Stroke
  • Built-In Single Tow Towpreg Creel
  • 120 VAC Power Outlet
Available Accessories
  • Delivery Systems
    (Towpreg & Wet Winding)
  • Filament Winder Casters
  • Safety Control Systems
  • Safety Fences
  • Safety Light Curtains
  • Tailstock Chucks
  • Tape Tensioners
  • Towpreg Delivery Heads
  • Wet Winding Delivery Heads
  • Wet Winding Dip Resin Baths
  • Wet Winding Drum Resin Baths
  • Winder Safety Controls

All Filament Winders are compatible with standalone fiber tensioning and resin systems

Accessories

Delivery Systems (Towpreg & Wet Winding)

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.

Filament Winder Casters

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.

Safety Control Systems

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.

Safety Fences

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.

Safety Light Curtains

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.

Tailstock Chucks

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.

Tape Tensioners

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.

Towpreg Delivery Heads

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.

Wet Winding Delivery Heads

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.

Wet Winding Dip Resin Baths

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.

Wet Winding Drum Resin Baths

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.

Automation

Fanuc CNC Systems Integration

As an Authorized FANUC CNC Systems Integrator ETC brings all work cell devices into a single CNC controller for a robust, easy-to-use system    

Fanuc Robot Systems Integration

As an Authorized FANUC Robot Systems Integrator Engineering Technology Corporation is also capable of using the latest robotics