Automation Equipment | Trelleborg's Advanced Composites

Automation Equipment

We are a world leader in the design of automation equipment for composite part production; we build right-sized, automated fiber placement (AFP) and automated tape laying (ATL) equipment for thermoset and thermoplastic applications.

Tailored Solutions

Our facility operates several AFP and ATL machines daily. This equipment is available for demonstration, prototyping, and production of advanced composite structures. Every system is custom designed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions engineers and fits a wide range of applications.

Working with our customers, we jointly develop automation solutions. We collaborate to understand your challenge, engineer a solution, manufacture a validation article, and provide either full production capability or a customized automated solution. These services also include bringing automation to existing labor-intensive production applications.

Our simple, user-friendly mechanical systems, in-house software, and process technologies are applicable to all of our customers. This is best demonstrated by our dominant global position in the R&D marketplace.

World-Class Design

We will help you choose the automated process best suited for your project.
  • Automated Fiber Placement is ideal for complex part geometries, detailed pad-ups and ply edges, and steered fiber applications.
  • Automated Tape Laying is utilized for simpler part geometries, including gentle contours and flat panels.
  • Our AFP and ATL head technologies can process both thermoset and thermoplastic materials.
  • Our proprietary software and tailored service packages are bundled with every machine to keep your machine running like new.