Fluid-Bag's PowerbagPress enables leaner production for wind turbine blade manufacturers.
The search for a faster, simpler and more efficient method to handle sensitive and high-viscous liquids, pastes and semi-solids has now come to an end: the recently launched PowerbagPress (patent pending), combined with Fluid-Bag's flexible intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), allows companies to obtain considerable savings, and simplify daily handling and application of difficult products such as adhesive resins and epoxy bonding pastes.
Up to now, discharging efficiency, material residue and material flow rate has been a real issue for many companies. In addition to the risk of contamination, air bubbles and large variations in mixing ratios have resulted in uncertainty of application and life expectancy of the end product.
After repeated requests from the market, Fluid-Bag has created a completely new concept for handling and discharge: the PowerbagPress. The automated push-of-a-button PowerbagPress is used together with Fluid-Bag's flexible IBC systems (900 and 1,000L). During discharge, the PowerbagPress rolls up and squeezes the Fluid-Bag container flat, almost like a tube of toothpaste.
One of the most important benefits is that material residue in the containers can be down to 0.5%. To date, no other container system can reach the same level of efficiency in discharging. The PowerbagPress was specifically developed to reach a material flow well above 35kg/min, while the first real-life test results with a solid adhesive resin have shown discharge speeds as high as 50kg/min.
The possibilities to increase application speed are evident, even with fewer operators working. The correct flow and mixing of two component materials in the application process guarantees the best durability in bonding and improves productivity. Risky container changes during material application can now be avoided.
The new PowerbagPress solution enables suppliers and consumers to resolve many issues: it enables safe material supply from the material producer, as well as efficient and risk-free material application for the end-user in fields such as wind turbine blade manufacturing, sandwich constructions, and in the composite and aerospace industries.