Indus­trial machines

Our inno­va­tive com­po­si­tes make the difference

App­li­ca­tion-cen­te­red solu­ti­ons

In large indus­trial instal­la­ti­ons, it is often small parts made of com­po­site mate­ri­als that have a cri­ti­cal impact on suc­cess. The more pre­cisely they are adap­ted to the spe­ci­fic app­li­ca­tion, the bet­ter they per­form. Von Roll makes maxi­mum per­for­mance pos­si­ble: We com­bine the mecha­ni­cal, ther­mal, and electri­cal pro­per­ties of our mate­ri­als so intel­li­gently that your machi­nes run at full speed — and for the long term.

Our solu­ti­ons for indus­trial equip­ment are avail­able as lami­na­tes, semi-finis­hed pro­ducts, prep­regs, tubes or machined parts. Wel­come to a world of possibilities!

High-tech for machine and equip­ment manufacturers

The app­li­ca­ti­ons for com­po­si­tes in machine and equip­ment engi­nee­ring are very diverse. The­re­fore, we tailor our solu­ti­ons to your indi­vi­dual needs. Wha­te­ver you have in mind: You bene­fit from the high qua­lity of our pro­ducts, which are cha­rac­te­ri­zed by high mecha­ni­cal, ther­mal and che­mi­cal resis­tance, flame-retar­dant or anti-fric­tion pro­per­ties as well as their low weight. Depen­ding on the app­li­ca­tion, our solu­ti­ons are also halogen-free.

Choose reli­able Von Roll high-tech pro­ducts — avail­able in dif­fe­rent con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons as tubes, lami­na­tes, and machined parts.

Von Roll vanes and bla­des for vacuum pumps or air com­pres­sors fea­ture extre­mely low fric­tion, a low coef­fi­ci­ent of ther­mal expan­sion, very tight tole­ran­ces, mecha­ni­cal strength at ele­va­ted tem­pe­ra­tures, and che­mi­cal resistance.

Our Vetro­nite® vanes and bla­des are used in oil-lub­ri­ca­ted rotary vane pumps. In our high-end pro­ducts AR 600 P01, AR 600 T23 and ACG 600 T23, drop lub­ri­ca­tion is suf­fi­ci­ent to achieve very long ser­vice lives.

By con­trast, spe­cial Cane­vas­ite® gra­des ensure long ser­vice life in pneu­ma­tic motors and com­pres­sors — e.g. the pro­ducts FF 5964 and VRI-BAT for oil-lub­ri­ca­ted app­li­ca­ti­ons and FF-PTFE for dry-running.

High-pre­cision ball bea­ring cages — for example in den­tal drills — have to with­stand both vibra­ti­ons cau­sed by very high rota­tio­nal speeds as well as severe che­mi­cal stress due to sterilization.

We offer spe­cial cot­ton phe­n­o­lic pro­ducts (Cane­vas­ite® VRI-BAT or FF-5964) for ball bea­rings and meet the hig­hest requi­re­ments in terms of wear resis­tance and machi­na­bi­lity here — espe­cially for very small ball bea­ring cages.

To ope­rate the super­con­duc­ting magne­tic coils in a sta­ble state, nuclear magne­tic reso­nance spec­tro­scopes have to meet com­plex requi­re­ments. For example, the waste heat of the spec­tro­scope should be effi­ci­ently dis­si­pa­ted while the coils are kept at cryo­ge­nic tem­pe­ra­tures. Here, manu­fac­tu­rers of NMR equip­ment bene­fit from our machined parts made from Vetro­nite® EGS102 or Cane­vas­ite® PF CC 201.

Some gra­des of our Vetro­nite® pro­ducts have been spe­ci­fi­cally deve­lo­ped for app­li­ca­ti­ons at extre­mely low tem­pe­ra­tures. They can with­stand tem­pe­ra­tures as low as -270 °C. These solu­ti­ons have been in suc­cess­ful use for years already — and excel through their com­bi­na­tion of opti­mal func­tion and high performance.

Insu­la­tion for high tem­pe­ra­ture equipment

Indus­trial sys­tems ope­ra­ting under very high tem­pe­ra­tures require reli­able ther­mal pro­tec­tion. Redu­cing los­ses due to radi­ant heat also lowers energy con­sump­tion. In turn, redu­cing ope­ra­ting costs and incre­a­sing the sus­taina­bi­lity of your manu­fac­tu­ring processes.

To effi­ci­ently ope­rate hea­ted pres­ses, pres­sure-resistant insu­la­tion pro­ducts are cri­ti­cal. Our machined insu­la­tion inserts effi­ci­ently sepa­rate hot and cold parts of the press. High-qua­lity insu­la­tion gua­ran­tees not only great energy effi­ci­ency, but also opti­mal func­tio­n­a­lity of the equip­ment. The result: your plant deli­vers con­sist­ently high-qua­lity pro­ducts throughout the ent­ire life cycle.

We adapt our pro­ducts to your spe­ci­fied shape and thickness.

To reduce energy costs and at the same time improve the qua­lity of the pres­sed pro­ducts, good ther­mal insu­la­tion of the press is vital.

Our pres­sure- and tem­pe­ra­ture-resistant insu­la­tion pla­tes reduce radia­tive heat los­ses, mini­mize ther­mal stress in the press, and allow lon­ger main­ten­ance intervals.

The supe­rior machi­na­bi­lity of the mate­rial also ensu­res excep­tio­nal thic­kness tole­ran­ces and high parallelism.

  • In metal smel­ters, for example, alu­mi­num is elec­tro­ly­ti­cally redu­ced with a very high direct cur­rent (> 600 kA). The pro­cess pla­ces high demands on pro­tec­ting workers from arcing and other electri­cal risks, opti­mi­zing energy con­sump­tion, and avoiding downtime.
  • Our com­po­si­tes accom­plish these tasks by com­bi­ning sui­ta­ble tem­pe­ra­ture-resistant resins with glass, mica, or other sup­port struc­tures. This results in excel­lent electri­cal and ther­mal insu­la­tion, great com­pres­sive strength at ele­va­ted tem­pe­ra­tures, good che­mi­cal resis­tance — and thus over­all hig­her long-term per­for­mance of the smelter.

Doc­tor bla­des for the paper indus­try

Doc­tor bla­des are used to clean the cylin­ders in paper machi­nes during the paper­ma­king pro­cess. We offer doc­tor bla­des in prac­ti­cally all pos­si­ble mate­rial com­bi­na­ti­ons. The choice of mate­rial is depen­dent on which com­bi­na­tion is best sui­ted for the par­ti­cu­lar posi­tion and func­tion wit­hin the machine.

As an expert in com­po­site mate­ri­als, we cover the com­plete range — and can respond with fle­xi­bi­lity to spe­cial requests. Thus, we can rea­lize non-stan­dard dimen­si­ons as well as arbi­trary glass-car­bon com­bi­na­ti­ons (e.g. 3C solutions).

Our doc­tor bla­des are gentle on the cylin­der sur­faces and achieve opti­mum clea­ning results. High tem­pe­ra­ture resis­tance, che­mi­cal, and mecha­ni­cal resi­li­ence are key to very low mate­rial wear.

Due to a spe­cial high-tem­pe­ra­ture resin, our stan­dard Vetro­nite® doc­tor bla­des fea­ture high mecha­ni­cal sta­bi­lity, great tem­pe­ra­ture, and wear resistance.

The bla­des are all-round talents and can be used at all posi­ti­ons of the paper machine — even in the chal­len­ging dry­ing section.

We adapt our hybrid bla­des to the exact requi­re­ments of our cus­to­mers by manu­fac­tu­ring bla­des with various num­bers of car­bon lay­ers. These pro­ducts are very per­for­mant, offer high mecha­ni­cal and che­mi­cal resis­tance and have excel­lent wear pro­per­ties — long dura­bi­lity with strong clea­ning performance.

Our range of high-per­for­mance car­bon bla­des for spe­cial requi­re­ments is cha­rac­te­ri­zed in par­ti­cu­lar by a very high mecha­ni­cal stiff­ness. This makes these bla­des ideal for app­li­ca­ti­ons that require maxi­mum clea­ning per­for­mance — such as in the dry­ing sec­tion of the paper machine. Through redu­ced con­tact pres­sure, they also enable a very eco­no­mi­cal ope­ra­tion of the machine.

Our abra­sive bla­des ensure maxi­mum clea­ning per­for­mance even in the most deman­ding sec­tions through the addi­tion of sui­ta­ble abra­si­ves. To ensure that our cus­to­mers do not have to make any com­pro­mi­ses, we manu­fac­ture the bla­des in all stiff­ness clas­ses — right up to an all-car­bon blade.

Cli­ni­cal pre­cision for medi­cal devices

The tech­ni­cal requi­re­ments for medi­cal devices and equip­ment have incre­a­sed rapidly in the past decade. Take scan­ners, for example: they must have pre­cise inter­nal tem­pe­ra­ture con­trol, avoid vibra­tion, and deli­ver top marks in terms of per­for­mance, fire pro­tec­tion, and X‑ray resis­tance. Our high-per­for­mance pro­ducts gua­ran­tee that these spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons are met. They are suc­cess­fully used by well-known manu­fac­tu­rers for good reason.

Our spe­cial pro­ducts for MRI scan­ners are cha­rac­te­ri­zed by their excel­lent ther­mal con­duc­ti­vity (Vetro­nite® EGS 619 HTC) and also meet the hig­hest safety requi­re­ments in terms of fire pro­tec­tion (UL 94 VO). The dis­si­pa­tion of excess heat makes the scan­ner more effi­ci­ent and dura­ble while also incre­a­sing the patient’s comfort.

We offer spe­cial com­po­site mate­ri­als for the use in devices with X‑ray radia­tion (e.g. Vetro­nite®, Dur­a­pol®, Sami­ca­nite®, etc.). Our solu­ti­ons resist X‑ray radia­tion, have high ther­mal resis­tance and pro­vide good electri­cal insulation.

Von Roll part­ners with lea­ding medi­cal tech­no­logy manu­fac­tu­rers. Our solu­ti­ons are key to the insu­la­tion and per­for­mance of gra­di­ent coils.

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