In the series production of fiber-composite components, very short cycle times for the entire production chain are often necessary. On the one hand, this is required to be competitive compared with conventional manual work; on the other, to be integrable into other processes, such as injection molding.
In the newly developed multi layup system from Fill, impregnated fiber tapes are laid. In this process, high speeds are achieved, making it possible to lay an entire layer in less than 15 seconds. How fast a layer can be prefabricated is virtually independent of the selected projected area of the component.
In the concept of its multi layup system, Fill relies on a reverse version of traditional tape laying, in which multiple vacuum rails convey the material from the magazine and cut it to length. A superordinate gripper system takes the layer from the rails to a stacking area, where rotation of the Z axis and spot welding of the layers are used to generate a so-called stack with multi-directional fiber orientation.