The Evolution range now features an improved spray nozzle and new pneumatic actuator.
The Evolution range now features an improved spray nozzle and new pneumatic actuator.

Fibermaq, a Brazilian specialist in equipment for composites molding has developed a new spray nozzle for its Evolution range of spray-up machines.

 According to Christian de Andrade, director of Fibermaq, the new product can significantly reduce the emission of volatile components in the atmosphere and, for operating with lower pressures compared to traditional nozzles, it also reduces raw material waste.

‘It is the first machine manufactured in Brazil with this type of nozzle, a component internationally known as impingement,’ he said. The Evolution range also now features a pneumatic actuator with guided shafts at both ends, also known as through rod, which helps ensure greater precision and stability to the material dosage. ‘In addition to smoothing the movements, it keeps the pressure equalized in the resin or gelcoat pump,’ de Andrade added.

In other news, Fibermaq has formed a partnership with the US company Autometrix, a company specializing in automatic systems for cutting reinforcement fabrics used in composite parts. ‘Fibermaq will operate as Autometrix equipment distributor in Brazil,’ said de Andrade. ‘There are potential customers for its solutions primarily in the transportation, including aircraft and helicopters, wind power, prostheses and sporting goods sectors.’

This story is reprinted from material from Fibermaqwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.