Independent Machine Co.

Web converting equipment for a wide range of materials, including advanced composites. Specializes in unwinds, slitters with zero backbend, rewinds, narrow-width slitters, spooling equipment and traverse winding systems, with interleaf capabilities for unidirectional prepreg. Composite automated cross-ply, nip-forming stations.

2 Stewart Pl.
Fairfield, NJ 07004 US

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Independent Machine forming die

Heated thermoplastic prepreg forming die
Independent Machine Co. has introduced a two-roll heated forming die for shaping composite prepregs.

Computerized respooler
Independent Machine Co. (IMC, Fairfield, N.J.) has introduced a new computerized respooler. The device traverse-winds roving, tow or other materials from a previously wound spool. Adjustable constant unwind tension is controlled by an electronic brake via ultrasonic diameter measurement feedback. The driven capstan is

Slitting & traversing winding machine

Slitting traverse winding machine
Independent Machine Co. (Fairfield, N.J.) has developed a new system for slitting and traverse winding unidirectional carbon fiber prepreg. The 304-mm/12-inch wide system features 24 Smartwinder-2000 modular cubes that operate inline with the unwind slitter section, with each operating independently from all others.

Product Categories of Independent Machine Co.

Primary manufacturing equipment
  • Automatic tape layers
  • Continuous laminating machines
  • Automated fiber placement machines
  • Impregnation lines
  • Pultrusion equipment, thermoplastics
  • Pultrusion equipment, thermosets
  • Roll-forming machines
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Auxiliary processing equipment
    • Slitters
    • Splicing devices
    • Winders/rewinders
    • Other auxiliary equipment
Fiber converting/prepreg manufacturing equipment
  • Coaters/laminators
  • Splicing devices
  • Impregnation lines
    • Impregnation lines, hot melt