Bartell Machinery, a leading provider of highly-engineered industrial manufacturing equipment for the tyre and rubber, oil and gas, and wire and cable industries, has entered a technology development agreement with Automated Dynamics of Niskayuna, New York.
The agreement is intended to foster the development of innovative solutions allowing for the introduction of new production capabilities of composites for the engineering world. The new solutions will incorporate advanced composite materials in the continuous fabrication of high-performing products such as continuous pipe for oilfield applications.
Bartell specialises in the design and manufacturing of rotating equipment for markets such as tyre, wire and cable, and oil and gas. The intent is that Bartell’s core manufacturing systems will serve as the basis for the new applications.
Automated Dynamics holds designs and patents on composite processing equipment for continuous pipe solutions and brings over 30 years of composites expertise. Their composite processing technology will integrate with Bartell’s rotating equipment to allow for the manufacturing of continuous products using fibre composite materials. Integrating continuous fibre composite opens the design space for such products as subsea components and industrial cables, with a focus on reduced weight and improved environmental resistance.
“Bartell’s extensive equipment design and manufacturing expertise is a wonderful complement to our composite material and process knowledge,” says Automated Dynamics’ president, Rob Langone. “Together we are able to provide a more complete solution to customers looking to address needs in market areas that we currently believe are underserved. The close proximity of our businesses in upstate NY also contributes to simplifying delivery of these seamlessly integrated technologies.”
Bartell president Patrick Morocco states, “We are excited to participate in this effort of collaboration. Developing a strategic relationship with Automated Dynamics, one of the world leaders in composite processing solutions, allows Bartell to continue to provide unique and innovative solutions to meet our customers desire to further advance their product offerings using carbon fiber technologies.”