The Fletcher FM-87 Modular Transfer Laminate Machinery for Extrusions, including PVC, Aluminum, and Fiberglass Pultrusions. Each module is customizable and expandable. Various units can be placed on a modular section. The units rotate on a ring with gear for accurate set up. The machine is completely expandable so in the future, more modules can be added to an existing set up.
The Base unit is a single head module with two rings. One ring is smooth and supported on bearings; the other has a central gear. The working unit is mounted to the top of the ring structure and will rotate with the ring plus or minus 90° for the top, central position. A hand wheel with a gear system allows the operator to adjust the position of the working unit. Fine lateral adjustment is located on the working unit itself.
The base of the module has a shaft drive system to transport the substrate. Transport wheels are in line and are linked through a splined shaft. As modules are added in the future, a coupling is added between the base units. Each module remains individually adjustable with regard to the position of the working unit, yet all transport speeds are linked mechanically.
A single control panel with touch screen is mounted on the first module. It is connected to the back of the machine and a larger, separate expandable electrical cabinet mounted in the back of the machine base. The touch screen system is expandable as well.