Two to three times faster than the market standard, the Forest-Liné ATLAS/ACCESS is a dual-phase solution for composite manufacturing. Combining pre-cutting and tape laying, this machine is designed for high-speed laying of parts up to 6.5 m wide.
The Forest-Liné ATLAS/ACCESS takes all the benefits of the ATLAS One and adds increased capacity, speed and flexibility. While the ATLAS machine takes care of the tape laying, the ACCESS is a pre-cutting machine equipped for 150 mm carbon prepeg tape. Together, they offer unrivalled capability for dual-phase tape laying of wide composite parts with double curvature and complex shape.
The ultimate advantage of the ATLAS/ACCESS technology is its flexibility. By combining pre-cut 150 mm tape and 300 mm bulk material you open up a world of design potential. Whether you are manufacturing wing skins, central wing boxes, or tail parts, this system virtually eliminates your manufacturing limits.
With tape positioning within 0.5 mm, 100% traceability, highly dynamic axes and linear motors, accuracy is assured. And with feed rates of 60 m/min, there’s no compromise on productivity. Even complex ply shapes and double curvature parts are no problem for this workhorse. It is equally capable of laying up non-developable surfaces, slopes, ramps and padups.
Offering a further economic and environmental benefit, the ATLAS/ACCESS reduces scrap by 5 – 10% depending on part complexity. And the optimized tape laying process results in parts that are 3 – 5% lighter, a significant advantage for the aerospace industry. The Forest-Liné ACCESS pre-cutting machines can feed up to three Forest-Liné ATLAS tape-laying machines.
- In-process recording of the lap and gap values for Quality & Assurance
- Foreign object detection
- Infrared heating
- Ultrasonic trimming cutter
- Inkjet marking
- Ply boundary inspection
- Program simulation offline
- Part traceability