RTM & HP RTM automated press systems

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RTM & HP RTM are manufacturing processes used to produce composites structural parts with very high mechanical properties. Thanks to its expertise as a composites molding machine supplier and a collaborative approach, Pinette P.E.I. delivers innovative RTM & HP RTM press sytems and production lines.

Fast RTM technology platform

The Fast RTM technology platform - results of the eponym project – that is located at the Composite Park of Saint Avold in France which has been operational since April 2016. The “Fast RTM” project aims to meet industrials’ expectations by developing the tools and processes required for composites to earn their way into the automotive industry.

It consists of a production line - including the ECS PRESS system - fully equipped, allowing to obtain all industrial developments needed to drive structural composite materials towards industrialization. 

Discover more about the fast RTM platform.

 

Fully automated resin transfer molding (RTM) production line

In partnership with the German group DLR, Pinette P.E.I. has designed an automated, high-speed resin transfer molding (RTM) cell for aerospace and automotive manufacturing applications that is designed to increase molded part throughput and improve process consistency. The fully automated production line, able to produce up to 100,000 parts a year features: 

  • Injection machine
  • Tool integration
  • Hydraulic press up to 10,000 kN
  • Platen size up to 3,000 x 2,000 mm
  • Heating and cooling platens
  • Integrated heating power unit
  • Upper mobile table for mold loading with enclosing guard insulation with trap for injection
  • Automatic shuttle transfer system
  • Temperature consistency up to 300°C thanks to the continuous checking of tool temperature
  • 6 axis robot
  • IN TOUCH supervision software with full traceability

The design allows a safe and ergonomic access to the technical platform and ensures compliance with local and international standards. Pinette P.E.I. also offers a modem for remote maintenance, accelerating the return to full production of your equipment in case of breakdown. The production line is in operation and produce carbon fiber / epoxy parts dedicated to the aerospace industry.

Global RTM: A single contractor for worldwide Resin Transfer Molding applications

resin transfer molding global rtmPinette P.E.I. is committed to help its clients thrive through innovative solutions. That is why our company is one of the founders of Global RTM, your new single contractor for worldwide RTM applications.

The company aims to deliver turnkey RTM processing lines for complex composites parts thanks to the cooperation between four SMEs. This alliance shows a unique engineering and manufacturing knowhow, as well as expertise in all technologies and system integration from 20 years of industry experience.

Our main strength relies on the optimization of the tool heating and of the lay-up of the net shape preform in the tool. Since then, Global RTM has been awarded several contracts to deliver automated RTM production lines for aircraft manufacturers.

 

RTM production line with manipulator for multi tool handling

Pinette P.E.I. has also designed and supplied a resin transfer molding (RTM) production line featuring automatic tool handling system. This press line allows high versatility (up to 10 different tools) and high efficiency as the preparation and processing of the tool after press moulding are done in parallel to parts production time. Platen sizes & press capacity can be tailored to better fit with customer’s needs. The RTM production line is equipped with:

  • An injection unit
  • A heating power unit
  • A hydraulic press with moving table
  • A hydraulic power unit
  • An automatic tool loading and unloading system
  • Tool storage racks
  • IN TOUCH supervision software with full traceability

 

RTM laboratory press system for R&D or small production

We can also deliver laboratory press systems, with capacity of 100 kN, for R&D purposes.