Lectra carbon fabric cutters

Lectra (Marietta, Ga., U.S.A.) announces two new versions of its Vector cutters for composites. VectorComposite-67 and VectorComposite-67E feature loading and cutting devices fully adapted to difficult production environments, with all electronic elements protected from carbon dust. The systems' computer workstations

Lectra (Marietta, Ga., U.S.A.) announces two new versions of its Vector cutters for composites. VectorComposite-67 and VectorComposite-67E feature loading and cutting devices fully adapted to difficult production environments, with all electronic elements protected from carbon dust. The systems' computer workstations can be located remotely from the cutting mechanism. Both versions also can be equipped with either of two different models of inkjet printer, to allow tracking of cutting operations. The first model prints text according to a predetermined axis, and is suitable for marking pieces with simple geometry. The second prints text in 360°, and is suitable for identifying complex pieces placed in any direction. A new loading device is designed to unroll both pre-impregnated and dry materials, while assuring alignment of different layers. The 67E enables cuts of exceptional length, for part such as blades for wind turbines or helicopters.