Kent Automation, Kent, Ohio, installed a multi-head cutting, grinding and milling machining center for one of the world’s largest composite fabricators. The equipment has been installed at its Canadian operations. This machine will be designed to mill and saw nine styles of profiles at one time. There are four machines total and they will be fully automated with an HMI touch screen for machine setup/troubleshooting, data monitoring and running the machine. This is the first of four machines that Kent will supply to this company.
These installations complement several machines that Kent Automation has supplied to the composite market. Recently, Kent had successfully executed on a contract with one of the largest Japanese composite firms installing four carbon fiber pultrusion lines for the wind energy market. The lines are installed at its North American operations.
Kent Automation also just completed and shipped a turnkey pultrusion system which will be used to make structural reinforcements for the construction industry. This machine system will be similar to pultrusion installations installed to manufacture composite rebar and dowels. Other projects that are being manufactured at its Kent manufacturing facilities include very specialized CNC honing and cutting cells.