Dieffenbacher (Eppingen, Germany) is supplying a long-fiber thermoplastics (D-LFT) line for CSP Victall (Tangshan), the newly established joint venture of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP, Auburn Hills, MI, US) and Qingdao Victall Railway (Group) Co. (Qingdao, China). The new plant will enable the partners to expand their range of components for China's rapidly growing automotive industry.
The order includes a 4,300-t press with a punch press, in-line compounding, convection ovens and complete automation. Dieffenbacher China is providing services such as maintenance, installation and commissioning. The D-LFT production line will be put into operation at CSP Victall’s 322,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Tangshan, China. The line supplies components in a 30 second cycle and with double belt-loading, it has an output of approximately one million components a year.