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Carbon Fiber Analyzer

For analysis of carbon fiber characteristics and carbon fiber quality control. Analysis of fiber tow width, filament breakage, fiber tension, etc.

For laboratory / pilot line use (CFA-F), as well as for monitoring fiber on carbon fiber production lines (CFA-Lite).

Simple data acquisition (USB type media or SD card) or on-line data acquisition via PC supplied for monitoring and data logging.

Description

For analysis of carbon fiber characteristics and carbon fiber quality control. Analysis of fiber tow width, filament breakage, fiber tension, etc.

For laboratory / pilot line use (CFA-F), as well as for monitoring fiber on carbon fiber production lines (CFA-Lite).

Simple data acquisition (USB type media or SD card) or on-line data acquisition via PC supplied for monitoring and data logging.

Specifications

Specifications

CFA-Lite (for in-line monitoring)

This system to be used in-line for carbon fiber production quality monitoring.

  • Width sensor: Via optical micrometer width sensor
  • Fiber Width: 25mm maximum
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if wider rages are required.
  • Speed: Max 10m/min
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if higher speeds are required.
  • Filament breakage sensor (optional): Thru beam type fiber optic sensor
    Minimum filament diameter detection is 0.007mm diameter.
    Operator interface: HMI provides real time reading of fiber width in mm.
  • Data acquisition: System records data to a USB data stick to enable viewing of logged data via PC after data collection.
  • Electrical: 110VAC single phase
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if other voltage is required.
    NEMA12 or equivalent rated enclosure.
  • Mounting: Mounting brackets per customer requirements can be configured.

CFA-F (for off-line monitoring)

This system to be used for off-line carbon fiber analysis. Purpose of use could include quality control, research and development, customer process simulation, etc. The systems are configured to requirements, therefore all units are custom designed.

  • Width sensor: Via optical micrometer width sensor
  • Fiber Width: 60mm maximum
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if wider rages are required.
  • Speed: Max 10m/min
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if higher speeds are required.
  • Let Off Creel: Feedback tension controlled with tension sensor and electro-magnetic brake.
    Standard tension is 2.0-19.0[N] control range via 20[N] capacity tension sensor.
    Auto-traversing let-off maintains fiber width intact from original package.
  • Feed Rollers: 2-7 roller systems depending on tension requirements
  • Take Up Winder: EKTW-C type carbon fiber take up winder for max. 250mm dia package.
  • Options:
    • Multiple tension zones for testing fiber under different tensions: each zone is controlled by a feed roller and PID tension control
    • Polycarbonate enclosure to contain the fibers
    • Gap detections in the fiber
    • Filament breakage sensor (multiple if required)
    • Other components can be added as required.
  • Operator Interface: PC based control system with self-standing enclosure
  • Data Acquisition and Controls: Data logging to Excel style spreadsheets for analyzing
  • Control systems available: Allen Bradley or Siemens
  • Electrical: 220VAC three phase, 400VAC three phase
    (*) Please consult Izumi International, Inc. if other voltage is required.
    NEMA12 or equivalent rated enclosure.