16 August 2016
16 August 2016
Automated Dynamics has entered into a partnership with Bartell Machinery of Rome, New York, US.
According to Automated Dynamics, the agreement highlights the impressive technologies of both companies and will offer an innovative addition to composites in the engineering world. The new solutions will incorporate advanced composite materials in the fabrication of high-performing products such as continuous pipe for oilfield applications.
Bartell possesses decades of experience in the design of rotating equipment for markets such as tyre and rubber, oil and gas, and wire and cable. Automated Dynamics explains that Bartell’s core manufacturing technology will serve as the basis for the newly designed systems. Automated Dynamics holds designs and patents on composite processing equipment and brings over 30 years of composites expertise to the effort. Its composite processing technology will be integrated into Bartell’s rotating equipment to create a new production system. This solution is expected to yield a wide range of products manufactured with continuous fibre composite materials that can reach up to several miles in length. Incorporating continuous fibre composites opens the design space for such products as subsea components and industrial cables, with a focus on reduced weight and improved environmental resistance.
“Bartell’s extensive equipment design and manufacturing expertise is a wonderful complement to our composite material and process knowledge,” says Automated Dynamics’ President, Rob Langone. “Together we are able to provide a more complete solution to customers looking to address needs in market areas that we currently believe are underserved. The close proximity of our businesses in upstate New York, US also contributes to simplifying delivery of these seamlessly integrated technologies.”
Bartell President, Patrick Morocco, added, “We are excited to participate in this effort of collaboration. Developing a strategic relationship with Automated Dynamics, one of the world leaders in composite processing solutions, allows Bartell to continue to provide unique and innovative solutions to meet our customers desire to further advance their product offerings using carbon fibre technologies.”
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