Cutting / profiling / automation

Composites – automation

Automation from combining or linking the individual or several production steps up to integration and control of complete process chains.

Tape layers & laying systems

Composites – automation

Laying and ultrasound cutting

GFM specializes in production of tape installers for level fleeces. They are laid on a vacuum table with a cutting support on which they are also cut to size. For serial production, we produce tape layers with several laying heads or cassettes. The laying systems are available for dry goods as well.
Tape layers & laying systems


Tape layers for level lay-ups

75-150-300mm wide tapes

  • Combination of laying and cutting table
  • Ultrasonic cutting system for ply cutting
  • No special foundation necessary
Tape layers & laying systems

TL-20 – Multihead laying system

Laying system for long lay-ups with multiple laying heads

  • Lays different materials
  • Lay-ups also with different material widths
  • System for mass production
Tape layers & laying systems

TL-30 cassette laying system

For a mix of materials in level lay-ups

Tape layers for level lay-ups with 75-150-300-mm-wide tapes

  • Combination of laying and cutting table
  • Lays different materials depending on the number of cassettes
  • Ultrasonic cutting system for ply cutting
  • No special foundation necessary
Tape layers & laying systems

Customer-specific laying systems

For new task

  • Various prepregs
  • Dry goods – Multiaxial lay-ups
  • Configuration is designed depending on the customer’s task
Automated production cells

Composites – Automation

of in-line process steps

Subsequent production steps are increasingly automated by integrated composite production cells to meet the rising demands to productivity and quality.
Automated production cells

Production cells

Overall systems

Everything from a single source – based on the GFM technologies:

  • Laying
  • Forming
  • 2D and 3D cutting
  • Pick&Place
  • Pre-assembly
  • The cells are supplied by handling systems developed by GFM
  • Programming, control and administration systems

Our specialists work with you to find optimal solutions.

Production cell


Composites – automation

Cutting and automated unloading

With rising productivity of our ultrasonic cutting machines, areas of mass production of composite parts can use automation economically efficiently in the subsequent production steps of sorting, unloading and lamination.

Pick – Place – Distribute

Cutting to manual or automated lamination

Everything from a single source:

  • GFM ultrasonic cutting machine with material supply and removal area
  • Smart GFM gripping systems
  • GFM transfer systems or robot
  • GFM Cutting storage systems
  • GFM draping systems – automated draping for mass production
  • GFM cell computer for optimal process, nesting, sorting and administration

We offer sophisticated automation systems for subsequent production steps of unloading sorting and moulding.

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