Roth Composite Machinery becomes AZL partner for winding technology study
Roth Composites Machinery will support the joint study to evaluate potential composite technologies for composite pressure tanks.
Roth Composite Machinery and the AZL at the first meeting at Roth, Steffenberg at the beginning of the AZL partnership: (from left to right) Christoph Briel (Roth), Martin Rieger (AZL), Martin Grosskreutz (Roth), Ralf Möller (Roth), Dr. Andreas Reimann (Roth), Markus Breiing (AZL), Dr. Michael Emonts (AZL). Source | AZL Aachen GmbH.
Roth Composite Machinery GmbH (Steffenberg, Germany) started its four-year partnership with the cross-industry AZL network of more than 80 companies in June 2020. AZL Aachen GmbH (Aachen, Germany) says the manufacturer of filament winding machines will actively participate in the AZL workgroup "Composite Pipes and Vessels" and contribute its system expertise to a joint study on winding technologies for composite pressure tanks. As part of a study to evaluate the potential for composite technologies in high-pressure vessel applications, companies are working pre-competitively along the entire value chain, including fiber, tape, liner, product and machine manufacturers, on a production cost analysis model for thermoset and thermoplastic composite pressure vessels.
Dr. Andreas Reimann, managing director of Roth Composite Machinery, emphasizes the relevance of the cooperation in the AZL network: “For us, the membership is important to get in touch with users, interested parties and partners, to identify new technology needs at an early stage and to receive impulses for the development of new solutions. We expect an intensive personal exchange through the regular-, professional- and thematically-focused meetings.”
“Roth Composite Machinery will support the process chain analysis with its many years of experience and production key figures such as system costs, number of pieces scenarios, downtimes and placement times. This enables us to map and evaluate realistic production scenario models,” notes Dr. Michael Emonts, managing partner of the AZL.
The next meeting of the AZL workgroup "Composite Pipes and Vessels" will take place on December 1, 2020. One of the topics to be presented and discussed at the meeting will be the results of the joint study.
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