Lectra, AB-Inventech sign wind energy agreement

The agreement will promote and ensure the implementation of comprehensive automated composite-cutting solutions specifically designed for the wind energy and aerospace markets.

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Cutting table manufacturer Lectra (Paris, France), announced on Sept. 3 the signature of a global cooperation agreement with AB-Inventech (Ikast, Denmark) to promote and ensure the implementation of comprehensive automated solutions specifically designed for the wind energy and aerospace markets.

AB-Inventech, specializes in the design and manufacture of equipment for production process automation, including machines adapted to the specific needs of certain industries with special emphasis on rotor blade production for wind turbines and handling of composite materials. The company produces systems for loading material and offloading cut pieces which, says Lectra, complements Lectra's range of cutters for the industrial fabrics and composites markets, particularly the wind turbine sector. Lectra says the agreement makes it possible to offer a comprehensive automated solution with productivity levels unmatched by manual cutting equipment.

While maintaining both companies’ independence in terms of sales, this cooperation agreement guarantees production process optimization through the integration of hardware and software. The agreement coincides with the recent launch of its VectorTechTex FX Extended, which has enhanced the company’s range of cutters specifically for the wind energy market. This new Vector has been designed to meet the needs of companies cutting very long pieces of composite materials, such as wind turbine and helicopter blades.

"The agreement we have just sealed with AB-Inventech is the result of positive shared experiences implementing solutions specifically for the wind energy market," said Daniel Harari, Lectra CEO. "Through the synergy of our products and our expertise, customers are assured a place at the forefront of this major growth market."

"For many years, the two companies have worked closely together implementing automation solutions especially for customers in the international wind turbine market” said Niels Kirkegaard, AB-Inventech COO. “The signing of this agreement is a logical consequence of the very positive co-operation we have experienced with Lectra and we look forward to an even closer co-operation in the future.”