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December 6, 2011

CDI Announces the Release of the “Fastest” Fully-Automated, In-Line, Rewinder for Composite Materials

Century Design, Inc. (CDI) announces the release of the fastest fully automated, in-line, Rewinder for composite material. Named the “Sidewinder”, it is capable of “on the fly” cutting and tagging of two webs at processing speeds up to 120 feet (36.5M) per minute.

This machine is capable of winding full width and pre-slit web products onto one pair of rotating air shafts while the other pair is unloaded/loaded. The machine has a swivel control panel which permits the technician to operate and view the winding in any direction. The machine features fully independent tension controls, programmable length alarms, automatic indexing at a desired diameter or length, and process machine communication options, web speeds from 0 to 120 feet (36.5M) per minute, 32 inch (812mm) finished roll diameter capacity standard, and currently available in 12 inch (305mm), and 24 inch (610mm) web widths.

CDI is the world leading supplier of prepreg machines and specialist in composite processing equipment. Founded in 1957 (incorporated in 1966), CDI has won many prestigious awards for their engineering and innovative contribution to the composite industry by providing state-of-the-art and “Best Value Add” machinery for their customers.