Designed to apply layers of tape (Kevlar®, glass etc.) on to plastic liners in the manufacture of Reinforced Thermoplastic Pipe (RTP)
Each head applies multiple tapes with standard tape tensions up to 1kN. The machine follows a signal from an upstream caterpillar and, with the use of dedicated software, lays the tapes accurately to the required specification. Typically supplied in multiples of 2 tape heads, the heads rotate in opposite directions to cancel out the rotation forces generated when applying the tapes.
The pipe made by these machines is widely used in the oil and other industries.
Each RTP machine applies multiple tapes with tensions up to 1000N.
The machine follows a signal from an upstream caterpillar and, with the use of dedicated software, lays the tapes accurately to the required specification.
Up to 10 RTP taping machines can be configured in an RTP taping line to provide multiple reinforcement layers.
▼ Servo drives for precise layering control.
▼ Automated positioning system for accurate tape application.
▼ Graduated sector plates fitted to all final rollers for precise angle adjustment.
▼ Close loop controlled electronic braking for precise and constant tape tensioning.
▼ Control cabinet with remote diagnostics.
▼ Modern control system interfaces with other production line equipment – such as caterpillars and carousel drum stands.
▼ Haul through caterpillars and drum stands can also be supplied to create a complete RTP taping line.
Ø Up to 1600mm x 300mm core
Weight: Up to 900kg
Number of pads: Up to 6
Up to 300mm
Kevlar®, glass, carbon fibre
Up to 1000N
1 to 60 degrees
Up to 40 rpm
Pipe outside diameters
Max. dia. 350mm
400 volt 3 phase 50 hz (other supplies available)
Compressed air supply
6 bar – clean and dry