SOFITEC’S SECOND AUTOCLAVE AND FIRST COMPOSITE OOA POLYMERISATION OVEN UP AND RUNNING

16 of November 2016
With the implemetation of this equipment, the company has increased its composite production capacity for both autoclave and OOA processes.

Sofitec, who specialises in aerostructures and the manufacturing of composites and metallic materials for the aerospace industry, initiated the implementation of a second autoclave and an OOA polymerisation oven as of last October. This new milestone represents an increase in the company’s production capacity enabling to face the current workload, as well as to incorporate new short- and mid-term programmes.

The arrival and implementation of this new equipment took place last June and represented an investment of 3m €. Together with the first phase of the expansion of its facilities, the company’s composite production capacity has ever since multiplied by seven.

Technical Characteristics:

Autoclave
Overall dimension: 16 m x 4 m. diameter
Max. temperature: 250 Cº
Working pressure: 10 bar with N2
Thermal oil supply

OOA (Out Of Autoclave) Polymerisation Oven
Overall dimension: 9 x 7,2 x 9 m
Max. temperature: 250 Cº
Power: 750kW
Maximum load weight: 7,000kg
Vacuum control system and programmable thermostat

Incorporating cutting-edge technology and embracing innovation are part of Sofitec’s identity features. These enable the company to play a key role in the international aerospace industry.
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