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NanoFlex Multi Layer Pipe Braiding Reinforcement Machine

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£ 1,750 (+ VAT)
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08 May 2017 14:00 GMT while stocks last
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Pera Technology - Phase 1
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK
Stock No
Pipe and hose braiding machine
New or Used
Used (Second Hand)
Work Envelope (WxDxH mm)
Ø130 mm max
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK
External Dimensions (WxDxH mm)
4400 x 2400 x 2040


This pipe braiding machine was used in the development of a 100% recyclable PEX or PEX/AL pipe system that allows the use of NanoFlex fibers as the reinforcement, and barrier layers of multi layered pipes. The twin head counter rotating system is currently set up for 4 carriers on each head (8 positions available per head)  for pipes up to 130 mm O/D

Other uses would typically be used for over braiding thermoplastic and rubber hose or plastic tubing for textile reinforced hose. or winding composite material for the formation of carbon fibre tubes etc. 

The wrapping heads are driven through an inverter controlled system that when matched to an appropriate haul off unit allows the system to vary the speed of the weave and hence the spacing or tension of the wrap.

The braiding machine offers a cost effective solution where a low tension wrap is required around a circular product. Product applications include many uses within the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

The key benefit of the machine is the ability of the carrier to deliver constant tension for a product where uniformity and burst pressure is critical and accept wraps from fine fibres to wide pre-woven tapes and ribbons.

The layering machine is currently fitted within a cell enclosure with two sided access gates with guard master safety interlocks and an inverter drive panel for the planitory heads.

The Concept of the development plan

The aim was to replace non-recyclable plastic pipes used by the building and construction community with an environmentally friendly pipe that meets EU Directives concerning landfill and waste management through the development of a universal and flexible low-cost plumbing and heating pipe system, which uses nanoparticle technology.

The Nanoflex project delivered a thermoplastic pipe without PEX and an integral aluminium layer in order to allow 100% of pipe scrap to be recycled. The product consists of innovative nano-composites  providing an oxygen barrier and re-defined wrapping technologies to provide strength and flexibility.

The focus of the project was in compounding, distributive mixing and exfoliation of nanoparticles. This research has enabled the creation of specific polymers, tape extrusion, stretching technology, pipe extrusion and wrapping technology. The resultant Nanoflex pipe has now been subjected to a range of testing to pass the compliance with the relevant ISO standards.


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Photographs taken prior refurbishment. Our refurbishment service is not available on all machines.