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7/26/2019

CAMX 2019 exhibit preview: Cevotec

Originally titled 'Automated fiber patch placement system'
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Cevotec will showcase automation processes for building complex composites at CAMX 2019.

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Cevotec (Taufkirchen bei München, Germany) is featuring SAMBA, its fiber patch placement system to enable aerospace manufacturers to automate the multi-material layup of geometrically complex sandwich components in one production system, monitored and guided by self-corrective process control.  

SAMBA features parallel feeding units for processing up to four materials and placing them on 3D sandwich cores. By mounting the placement unit on a linear axis, the system also enables the production of long and wide components in aerospace applications. Adapted to the size of specific components, the patches are scaled to letter-size dimensions. With an integrated automated gripper station, gripper sizes can be switched during the process. 

Additional Industry 4.0 modules for SAMBA cover predictive maintenance and in-depth analytics of production data. Analyses of production data enable insights into process reliability and repeatability. Correlating the data with actual layup quality enables engineers to set and adjust process parameters in real-time.  

CAMX 2019 Exhibitor

Cevotec GmbH

Exhibit Hall, Booth G71

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