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43 CompositesWorld.com Mobile analysis of surface free energy KRÜSS USA (Matthews, NC, US) is featuring its Mobile Surface Analyzer (MSA), designed to provide on-site quality control of pretreated or coated surfaces. It offers one- click measurement of surface free energy based on contact angles in less than one second. The result enables determination of surface wettability by aqueous or organic liquids — for example, for coatings. The MSA doses two parallel drops — usually water (polar) and diiodomethane (non-polar) — within milliseconds, with what is said to be high-volume precision and minimal kinetic energy. KRÜSS says that simultaneous dosing and analysis of two drops obviates the need to change the test liquid during the material testing, as is the case with conven- tional dosing units. The MSA is designed for mobile and non-destructive quality control and measures samples of any size, such as automobile bodies, and reportedly provides reliable values, even for vertical surfaces. Booth BB41. Filament winding and pultrusion equipment and auxiliaries Pultrex Ltd. (Manningtree, UK) is featuring its standard and bespoke filament winding, pultrusion and auxiliary equipment. Included are winding machinery from single to multiple spindles from the MODwind range for bespoke components. The Mini Winder, with maximum diameter of 500 mm, offers up to four axes of control with a maximum length of 4m. Labwinds, for universities and laboratory applications, offers 300 mm maximum diameter and maximum length of 2m. Pultrex also offers resin impregnation, tensioning systems, mandrel extractors, data logging and software. For pultrusion, Pultrex makes machinery for thermoset and thermoplastics processes, with pull force of 3-24 tonnes. Auxiliary equipment includes pull winding and mat slitting machinery, Geltex analyzers, data acquisition, dies and preforming in-feeds. Booth H21. Vacuum bagging process materials and consumables Leadgo-tech (Shanghai, China) is featuring its line of vacuum bagging process materials for the wind, aerospace, marine, and other end markets. Headquartered in Shanghai, with manufacturing in Ningbo, China, and branch offices in Europe and North America, Leadgo-tech supplies vacuum bagging film, peel ply, release film, breather, infusion mesh, sealant tape and pressure-sensitive tapes, among other products. Booth Q56. Automation Equipment CAMX 2018

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