Bilsing Automation has announced its next generation ultra-high modulus pitch carbon fiber composite tooling featuring 15% stiffer fibers for increased strength and less deflection. Potential composite tooling applications include crossbar beams, loading and unloading beams, destacking beams, panel loading t-booms, and tooling supports for the body shop pressroom, injection molding and other applications.
Bilsing carbon fiber tooling provides 3.5 times the stiffness of steel tooling at less than half the weight. It is also lighter and stiffer than aluminum, helping to significantly reduce vibration and deflection to settle more rapidly and provide higher precision, helping users achieve up to a 20% production improvement.
Over its lifespan, carbon fiber tooling can provide a higher ROI when users consider they will get more parts out the door, reduce energy costs due to moving less tooling mass, and extend equipment life since the lighter mass of carbon fiber puts less stress on automation, robots, presses, etc.
Bilsing produces a series of round, square and conical composite tools as well as custom profiles for specific customer needs, which can be powder-coated to any color. Additionally, special dampening layers are added to many of the Bilsing applications making the tooling even faster and more precise.
Bilsing’s carbon fiber profiles are compatible with a wide variety of popular brand standard vacuum, gripper and power clamp components, making it easy for companies to switch to a CF solution.