CAMX 2018 preview: Montalvo

Originally titled 'Closed-loop, modular tow-tension control units'

Montalvo (Gorham, ME, US) is introducing the first prototype units of its closed-loop, modular, individual tow-tension control units, sponsored by the National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II Grant.

Montalvo (Gorham, ME, US) is introducing the first prototype units of its closed-loop, modular, individual tow-tension control units, sponsored by a National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II Grant. Montalvo is showcasing how this new technology integrates within existing processes to add a new precise, continuous, automated tension control zone, said to deliver higher quality and productivity to composites manufacturing processes that use individual tows of material. In addition, the company’s Modular Tensioning Cartridge (MTC) is said to advance the manufacturing capabilities of producers and users of composite materials. Montalvo is also highlighting its tension controllers, load cells, sensors, amplifiers, brakes, clutches and other tension control equipment used in prepreg, pultrusion, filament winding and converting composite applications. These products are said to reduce reliance on operators and manual control while improving productivity. The company’s MTC technology and tension control components will be on display in a demo simulation from creel rack to rewind, to show visitors how tension control integrates throughout an entire process. Booth BB19.

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