Roth to show automation concept and special software at JEC

The filament winding experts from Roth Composite Machinery are travelling to Paris with an innovative automation concept for reliable fibre changes, as well as the new special winding software ‘µRoWin’: The composites industry will meet there from April 25-27, 2023 for the leading international trade fair JEC World.

Roth Composite Machinery (RCM) will be at the JEC World with an international team of experts from Germany, the US, Korea and China and will present its service portfolio as well as latest innovations in hall 5, stand K6.

The new splicing unit, which emerged from the company's own development work and proves to be very powerful in the trial phase, is likely to be a particular eye-catcher. This is an innovative automation concept in which compressed air is used to swirl the individual fibres for all fibre strands in parallel to create a secure connection with the changeable fibres. Until now, the rovings have either been knotted or spliced by hand when they are changed - a process being not only time-consuming but also prone to errors. The automated process, together with the corresponding machine, can realise the fibre changing process quickly and safely.

Automation, safety and time saving are also the focus of the further highlight at the JEC World 2023: The new winding software µRoWin. The software solution for generating programs for the machine movement has been specially adapted to the high-level filament winding machines of Roth Composite Machinery. It offers a fluent workflow and allows all relevant input parameters to be checked at any time. This transparency and precision of the algorithms anchored in the software ensure the highest placement accuracy of the fibres – and is thus an important instrument for the quality assurance.

The powerful and user-friendly special software not only optimises the winding process, but already ensures maximum efficiency beforehand: the structure can be designed and optimised via 3D simulation. This digital twin can then be transferred to the machine as a control code simply by pressing a button.

“We are very much looking forward to showing our innovations in Paris and also to getting into conversations with our customers and interested parties at the most important industry meeting of the year“, said managing director, Dr Andreas Reimann, “especially the contacts during a leading international trade fair like JEC World provide important new ideas for future developments, which we - as renowned filament winding experts - are actively shaping."

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