- Development of special hydrogen tanks for future fuel cell technology
- Short cycle times support series production
KraussMaffei has supplied a RimStar Compact 8/4 high pressure RTM mixing and metering system to the technical center of Rehau. At the technical center for lightweight construction in Viechtach, thick-walled hollow components in lightweight design, such as hydrogen pressure tanks for vehicle manufacturing, are being developed. The goal is to achieve process control capable of supporting large-scale series production for these kinds of components. To accomplish this goal, the company invested 3.4 million euros in special systems engineering within the plant.
Short cycle times support series production
“High-pressure injection using the RimStar series enables the processing of fast-reacting resin systems. This makes it possible to quickly fill the mold for fiberreinforced components to the benefit of shorter cycle times,” explains Steffen Bauer, the sales manager for reaction process machinery in Germany at KraussMaffei.
Rehau’s RimStar-Compact 8/4 HP-RTM is equipped with a MJH 10P-2KVHM mixing head for the premixing of resin and hardener which works according to the self-cleaning principle. Release-agent metering at the mixing head, including the corresponding release agent station, complete the mixing head system.