Integrated Carbon Fiber Production Lines
Integration and Optimization of the Small and Large Tow Production Lines
Despatch Industries is an experienced turnkey process line supplier for the carbon fiber industry. We provide a seamless process for installation and optimization of complete, integrated carbon fiber production lines. Our team of experts from around the world has over 40 years of carbon fiber equipment design and material processing experience.
Despatch provides comprehensive systems for 1k to 320k tow manufacturing lines. Our best-in-class equipment and technology solutions are easily optimized to enable customers to reach their specific production goals and manufacture the highest quality fiber at the lowest cost per kilogram of fiber produced.
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LT and HT Furnaces
Despatch offers LT and HT furnaces designed for
ease of operation with quick access to the muffle
interior for easy cleaning. A PLC provides precise
temperature control, critical systems monitoring and
automated heat up and cool down programs. The
energy efficient design uses reclaimed heat for the
inert atmosphere gas. The internal atmosphere is
uniformly sealed and remains in balance while the
exhaust removes effluent freight.
The Despatch surface treatment process provides uniform
electro chemical etching across the fiber web. A
minimum amount of fresh water and base electrolyte is
used due to effective recirculation systems, and electrolyte
solution is efficiently removed from the fiber.
A PLC controls the fluid concentration and levels for
sizing with a SCADA interface. Size fluid is continually
circulated and filtered while in use. The system
provides uniform and constant distribution of size on
the fiber and easy access for cleaning.
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Following surface treatment the fiber is dried through
a contact dryer with a uniform surface temperature.
After sizing, a non-contact dryer delivers uniform
low velocity airflow with a filtration system to capture
fibrous debris. Temperature for both dryers is controlled
by a PLC with a SCADA interface.
Material Handling Equipment
Material handling equipment is engineered for precise
fiber transport and speed control, designed for
safe operation and easy maintenance. Roller surfaces
are damage resistant and the entire system is
PLC controlled and monitored.
Integrated Line Control System
An integrated control system allows for accurate,
centralized control of temperature and transport drive
speeds, higher levels of automation, and increased
flexibility of the production line. The integrated control
system includes full data-logging and trending
and enables the line to run at peak performance with
maximum production output.