CTM EQUIPMENT LIMITED – (CTM), United Kingdom
Description of the organisation
CTM specialises in the design and supply of bespoke resin delivery system to a wide range of industrial sectors. CTM specialise in designing equipment for dispensing “difficult and demanding” multi-component liquids such as isocyanates, filled epoxy, polyester, etc. CTM are also the sole UK agents for Impianti OMS and Italian manufacturer of machinery dedicated to the Polyurethane Industry.
CTM has been successful in being granted two D.T.I. Smart awards for feasibility and development of ultra low output solvent free PU and Epoxy processing technologies. CTM has Participated in three recent TSB projects which are of relevance to this proposal:Energy efficient and environmentally recycling of composites;
Next generation filament wing andEnvironmentally friendly pultrusion.
CTM will develop a resin delivery system incorporating priming/recirculation pumps so as to deliver precise component output and ratio of precursor materials and their hybrids. It is envisaged that the CTM machine will take the form of a precision-pump based delivery and a peristaltic delivery system. The machine will be under the control of high performance PLC running dedicated CTM software. The CTM software will control the flow of each component in a full time closed loop mode. The components will be temperature conditioned via electric heating. The control system and process instrumentation will be designed with to allow process parameter data to be recorded and exported in Excel format. These will then be attached to the mechano-electo-spinner that will be developed by UOB.This item of equipment will be used to extrude the new precursors to control and “fix” the molecular orientation of the extruded precursors where extensional-flow will be maintained.