FET-200 LAB

Laboratory scale wet spinning systems
Introducing the FET-200 LAB

In addition to pilot and small scale wet spinning production lines, FET now also designs and manufactures a lab scale version which is more suitable for the early stages of formulation and process development.

Systems can be supplied for a wide range of different fibre types. These have ranged from corrosive aqueous salt solutions (such as alginate fibres), to acidic systems (such as engineered silk) and also systems using flammable, toxic solvents (such as UHMWPE).

The FET-200 LAB system is ideal for formulation and process development:

  • Compact design makes efficient use of laboratory space whilst delivering high level of functionality
  • Enables accurate replication of processes on a small scale
  • Allows full exploration of processes with low volumes of processing solutions
  • Capable of processing wide range of materials: e.g. corrosive, flammable, acidic

 

Features

  • Dope tanks from 1 Litre working volume
  • General Purpose unit is temperature controlled with electrical heater and has variable speed impeller
  • Options for cooling jackets and alternative impeller designs
  • Many other impeller options including helical and ribbon designs
  • Accurate flow to spinneret via speed-controlled gear pump
  • Numerous interchangeable options for spin heads, including submerged
  • Coagulation tanks with recirculation
  • Wash tanks with multiple pass options
  • Filament drying systems
  • Filament orientation systems
  • Take-up winding solutions
  • Computerised control system with data capture and recording

 

Benefits and options available

This system is exceptionally flexible and allows for added options, such as heated draw stations, infra-red heating, heated rollers, hot air and water. Benefits to clients include:

  • Compact design makes efficient use of laboratory space whilst delivering high level of functionality
  • Enables accurate replication of processes on a small scale
  • Allows full exploration of processes with low volumes of processing solutions