Since 1863, PINETTE, P.E.I., is a leader of large scale turn-key Mechanical Machinery Manufacturing and Engineering for the processing of plastic composites and sheet metal:
Based in France, Germany, USA, PINETTE is a global partner operating around the globe serving high tech industries : transportation, energy, medical, composite forming industry, sheet metal forming industry.
Starting of the high volume production line for composite parts of Cetim
Cetim, a Carnot-approved mechanical technological institute, and IRT Jules Verne announces the beginning of the operational phase for two modules of their high-speed production pilot line for composites.
The goal is to develop a production line – from fiber to the finished product – for long fiber thermoplastic composites (glass, carbon, etc.) and hybrid composites.
The two new modules of the high-speed production pilot line for composites address the needs of the automotive and aeronautical industries but also has wider applications, permeating the whole mechanical sector: agricultural machinery, handling and lifting equipment, heavy vehicles and has an estimated budget of 14.7 M€.
For Christophe Champenois, a composite engineering manager at Cetim, “We have chosen the most demanding specifications in the matter, those of the automobile industry. In order to meet the antipollution norms applicable in 2020, constructors must reduce vehicle mass, hence their interest in the manufacture of structural parts in composite materials. If they accept a supplementary cost of 3 euros per kilogram, they demand that manufacturing time be of around 2 minutes per part. If you can move mountains, you can move molehills – in this light, progress in the automobile world should benefit all sectors of industry.”
5 mai 2014
A preshow announcement by molding machinery supplier Pinette Emidecau (Chalon-sur-Saône, France) requested HPC’s presence at its press conference Tuesday, March 11, to hear an announcement about formation of a new consortium made up of four companies combining technologies to provide global solutions for automated and high speed RTM production technology. What wasn’t revealed until that morning was that after 10 years of close collaboration, the four had incorporated a new multinational company, Global RTM, to focus on marketing a complete high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) production line. Focused, for now, in the aerocomposites market, the system, says Pinette’s president Jérôme Hubert, who will also head Global RTM, will make an eventual entry into the automotive market as well.
The company, a leader in forming presses and production systems for high performance composites, has been contracted by the National Research Council to design, manufacture and supply an R&D composite manufacturing platform in Boucherville, Quebec.
The platform will support the development of thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials using press molding technologies. The platform is expected to be fully installed and commissioned in Boucherville during the 1st quarter of 2015.
The Pinette P.E.I. composite manufacturing platform is highly flexible by design and capable of serving a wide range of research projects for a variety of industries. In the automotive and land transportation sectors, the company has an extensive record of supplying composite forming systems for both research and high volume production of components. This experience coupled with its leadership in carbon fiber forming machinery for the Aeronautic sector provides the National Research Council with a strong technology provider. The automotive and land transportation industries are actively engaged in the development and commercialization of advanced composites to support their production of lightweight vehicles, and the manufacturing platform is an effective R&D tool towards that end.
Pour s’imposer sur les marchés, PEI a misé sur la machine spéciale et l’innovation technologique. Une stratégie qui lui a ouvert les portes en France et à l’international.
Spécialisée dans les presses et les bancs de tests hydrauliques ainsi que leslignes automatiques de formage des matériaux composites hautes performances pour les industriesaéronautiques, spatiales et automobiles, PEI (Pinette Emidecau Industries) est une PMI de 118 personnes qui surfe sur le succès. Sa réussite, elle la doit à un savant cocktail qui, autour de la machine spéciale, allie le savoir-faire, l’innovation, les partenariats et l’international.