Light and strong
Advanced Composites are very versatile materials and offer advantages in many different ways, particularly because of their high strength and stiffness to weight ratio.
For example, carbon Fiber composite structures can be 4 to 10 times stronger than those made from metals while having only 20% of the weight or when compared to aluminum, have a similar weight but with twice the modulus and up to seven times its strength.
In industry, this unique ability that advanced composites have to achieve a high strength and stiffness to weight ratio allows increased energy savings and production cycle gains.
Fibers are oriented and layers are placed in an engineered stacking sequence to carry specific loads and achieve a precise structural performance, replacing the number of components and multi-part assemblies.
Others general properties:
|• Good Impact resistance
• Collision energy absorption
• Unique aesthetics
• Very high fatigue-resistance
|• Corrosion resistance
• Good thermal insulation
• Low thermal expansion
Specific advantages for Industry components:
|• Easier to handle
• Less vibrations
|Corrosion Resistant||• Suitable for harsh environments
• No rust build-up
|Low Rotational Inertia||• Faster speed changes
• Safer and faster emergency-stops
• Reduce/eliminate drive mechanism
• Reduce/eliminate web stretching
|High Specific Stiffness||• Enables longer roller length
• Less roller deflection
• Reduced whip runout
• Decreased roller diameter
• Reduces rotational inertia
|Higher Critical Speed||• Faster line speeds
• More production
|Thermal Stability||• Dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures
• High temperature resins enable rollers to be used in all environments