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Compcut 200 Increases Testing Productivity at Renault Sport Racing

17 July 2018

Compcut 200 Increases Testing Productivity at Renault Sport Racing

Sharp & Tappin has installed and commissioned a Compcut 200 composite plate saw at Renault Sport Racing in Enstone, Oxfordshire, UK.

The Compcut 200 prepares composite test samples in the F1 team's test lab.

“Sharp & Tappin installed and commissioned the Compcut 200 in Renault Sport Racing in January and we are delighted with the plate saw," says Maria Brooks, Senior Materials Laboratory Technician at Renault Sport Racing. "Renault Sport Racing is a competitive F1 motorsports team, so all testing work including preparation needs to be of the highest quality and standard, which is what we get with the Compcut 200."

"Productivity of the materials testing laboratory has increased significantly since January as the Compcut 200 allows us to set-up and run multiple panels and specimen cuts automatically," she explains. "The machine is fully automated and positions the material after each cut removing the need to stop/start the saw to remove a cut specimen and realign and clamp. The Compcut 200 gives us high quality test specimens with an excellent edge finish within the tight tolerances expected consistently, cut after cut. The level of service provided over the course of the six months from Sharp & Tappin has been excellent and the Compcut 200 has a compact footprint and is extremely simple to clean and maintain.”

The Compcut 200 has been designed to offer composite R&D teams and test centres a sophisticated, robust and easy to use plate saw which is economical on both space and price.


Photo provided by Sharp & Tappin




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