Filament Winding Machines

Filament winding is a process of winding composite fibers and resin around a shape(mandrel) for the manufacture of composite structures such as pressure vessels, pipe lines, Type 3 and 4 gas cylinders (CNG, LPG, hydrogen), rocket motor casings, and helicopter blades. Mikrosam’s filament winding machines wind continuous fibers, either previously impregnated with a matrix material or impregnated during winding, onto a rotating mandrel in a precise, predetermined pattern.  By choosing Mikrosam, you will be partnering with the premier manufacturer of filament winders in the world.  They have over 35 years of experience in the development of these types of machines and have innovative features such as automatic cut and add of fibers, full automated material handling, tensioned creel systems and many other features that ensure maximum uptime, productivity and first pass quality.  Their systems include their own part design and winding programming software compatible with any CAD system.  The machines also come with a full manufacturing process historian.  These and many other features are unique to Mikrosam.  Call us today to find out how we can increase your manufacturing profitability! 

Why our customers choose Mikrosam for Filament Winding

  • Innovative features, leading components, and robust design for long operation
  • A worldwide leader in automated lines for pressure vessels (LPG/CNG/CHG)
  • Proven automotive experience in serial production with Tier 1 clients
  • Full range of up to 6-axis machines
  • High-quality and low cycle-time towpreg winding
  • Software for non-axis symmetrical shape winding
  • Dual-drive carriage for precise control in Multi-Spindle configurations

Cell Configurations

    • Overhead Portal for Multi-spindle – standard filament winders with up to 6 axes, or multiple spindle configuration for fast, industry-leading capabilities
    • Floor-bed and Movable Carriage – large mandrel, heavy-duty applications, up to 6 axis
    • Robotic – for R&D and complex shape prototyping
    • Hybrid – FW and AFP Special solutions for space and R&D applications


    Multi-Spindle Units for High-Capacity Solutions

    Key Features:
    • Advanced solutions for LPG, CNG, hydrogen tanks, and other composite pressure vessels
    • Large capacity production output
    • Simultaneously winding up to 5 spindles
    • Tailor-made configuration
    • Wet and Dry (towpreg) Winding
    • Stable and precise geometry

    Technical Characteristics:

    • Heavy duty design
    • Diameter range: 50mm up to 800mm
    • Length range: 600mm up to 3m
    • Max.mandrel weight: 500kg
    • Individual Fiber Tension Range: 5-80 N
    • 0-90º winding angle capability
    • QCS-Quality Control System

    Floor-bed and Heavy-duty units for Large Mandrels

      Key features:
      • Robust steel construction
      • Carriage bed length according to customer’s requirements
      • Possibility for carriage-mounted fiber creel
      • Single or dual-spindle configuration with large diameter capabilities
      • First automated single-cell with AFP and FW for large complex composite parts
      • Wet and Dry (towpreg) Winding
      • High performance for large composite parts

      Technical characteristics:

      • Diameter range: 50mm up to 4m
      • Length range: 1m up to 30m
      • Max. mandrel weight: up to 80t
      • Tape tension range: 500-4,000N
      • 0º-90º winding angle capability
      • Up to 6-axis configuration
      • Individual fiber tension: 5-80N
      • Safety integration in all modes of operation
      • Additional functions: Prepreg or other tape winding


      Small-scale budget-friendly R&D units

        Technical characteristics:
        • Diameter range: 50mm up to 2m
        • Length range: 300mm to 3m
        • Max.mandrel weight: 500kg
        • Individual Fiber Tension Range: 5-80N
        • 0º-90º winding angle capability
        • Up to 6 axes interpolated winding
        • Modern CNC computer control system
        • Integrated PC-based Winding Commander and Winding Expert
        • Safety integrations in all modes of operation