Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner

Roth Composite Machinery started its four-year partnership with the cross-industry AZL network of more than 80 companies in June 2020.

The manufacturer of filament winding machines will actively participate in the AZL workgroup "Composite Pipes & Vessels" and contribute its system expertise to a joint study on winding technologies for composite pressure tanks.

At a first working meeting at Roth, AZL and Roth Composite Machinery started the partnership.

Andreas Reimann, managing director of Roth Composite Machinery, commented: "For us, the membership of the AZL network is important in order to get in touch with users, interested parties and partners, to identify new technology needs at an early stage and to receive impulses for the development of new solutions. We expect an intensive personal exchange through the regular professional and thematically focused meetings".

Roth Composite Machinery is supporting a joint study of the network to evaluate the potential for composite technologies in high pressure vessel applications. In the AZL workgroup "Composite Pipes & Vessels", companies are working pre-competitively along the entire value chain, including fiber and tape manufacturers as well as liner, product and machine manufacturers, on a production cost analysis model for thermoset and thermoplastic composite pressure vessels.

Michael Emonts, managing partner of the AZL, added: "Roth Composite Machinery will support the process chain analysis with its many years of experience and production key figures such as system costs, number of pieces scenarios, downtimes and placement times. This enables us to map and evaluate realistic production scenario models".

The next meeting of the AZL-Workgroup "Composite Pipes & Vessels" will take place on 1st December 2020. One of the topics to be presented and discussed at the meeting will be the results of the joint study.

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