The Secret To Cost Effective Expansion in Composite Manufacture

Expanding manufacturing capabilities and traceability protocols when budget constraints are in place can slow the pace of innovation, and potential profits, but what if you could add to your existing product line and systems rather than replace the whole lot?

Aerospace and defence are ideal examples of industries where the expanding technology means new lines are needed, but budget constraints demand that any expansion has to be cost effective. A modular system from Pultrex, capable of integrating with non-Pultrex machinery, can provide this. These industries also rely on full traceability, another feature of Pultrex equipment that can integrate with existing systems.

Modular Construction and Integration

The modular design and compatible nature of Pultrex pultrusion, filament winding, and pull winding machines provides a cost-effective solution for expanding manufacture capacity – even if existing machinery is from a different manufacturer. As an example, you do not have to have a Pultrex Pultrusion Machine to be able to extend the product range by adding a Pultrex Pull Winder.

“You do not have to have a Pultrex Pultrusion Machine to be able to extend the product range by adding a Pultrex Pull Winder.”

Examples of systems we have previously integrated with include loading and unloading systems, laser projection systems, enabled section removals for applications of shrink tape, and fitted probe systems for accurate positioning of winds.

Interfacing With SAP ERP For Product Traceability

Pultrex equipment can also be supplied to interface to our customers existing ERP systems via LANS. As well as providing information on things like materials, temperatures, dates, and operator, Pultrex software can also be tailored and adapted to suit specific customer requirements.

“If a part fails, the traceability protocol integrated into the Pultrex software and production line control logic automatically records full traceability.”

In some cases it is vital that every part manufactured can be traceable. If a part fails, the traceability protocol integrated into the Pultrex software and production line control logic automatically records full traceability to say where it was made, who made it, and what the conditions and materials were.

Cost Effective, Flexible, Traceable

Ultimately, the modular design, and compatible nature of Pultrex equipment is the secret that provides a cost-effective and flexible solution to expanding a product line – as well as being able to meet the traceability protocols of even the most tightly controlled industries. To find out more about how we can help you expand your manufacturing capabilities, get in touch.

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