Isojet Equipements (Corbas, France) and JR Technology Ltd. (Shepreth, UK) have developed a two-component resin mixing and dispensing machine, called Isojet 2K, for resin transfer molding (RTM). This new machine allows the operator to regulate the temperature and pressure throughout the degassing, mixing and dispensing process, including heating and degassing of the tool prior to injection. One of the components is crystalline prior to processing and won’t flow until it reaches 80°C. Thus, every part of the machine is heated, including the volumetric flowmeters. It can operate over a range of pressures (0-25 bar injection pressure) and flow rates (0-0.5 kg/min injection flow). The machine also has a data logging feature. A 19-inch full-colour touch-screen monitor displays temperatures and pressures of all parts of the process and the unit is self-contained and fully mobile.
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