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Products

JL

The mixing head for extremely viscous Polyols

Forming Lines

Forming thermoplastic composite materials

Steering Wheel Mould Carriers

Dedicated to automotive applications

Automotive Presses

Dedicated to automotive applications

Drum Station

To have a precise control of chemicals

Insulation Presses

Dedicated to insulation applications

Mould Carriers

Dedicated to automotive plants

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

A-Compact HF

Modular dosing unit dedicated to RRIM applications

Thermoforming lines

The domestic refrigerator/freezer cabinets can be foamed using different technologies.

Doors lines

The domestic refrigerator/freezer cabinets can be foamed using different technologies.

Cabinet lines

The domestic refrigerator/freezer cabinets can be foamed using different technologies.

Easyfroth

Blowing agents dosing & mixing

Gas Nucleation Systems

Designed for inert gas, or air, dosing & mixing

Degasser

For Epoxy DX mixing machine

Colour Manifold

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

High Pressure Colour Unit

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

FPL / 3

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

FPL QCC

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

Modular Cannon Colour System

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

Cannon Colour System

Solutions for coloured polyurethanes

IBC Station

For safely storage PUR

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals' conditions

Pumps

Designed to manage the foam density

Pumps

Metering pumps, stream distributors

Fillers

Solimix, fillers dosing & mixing

Direct Infusion Kit

Direct infusion machinery and controls

Cleaning

For a clean mixing head

Liquid Lay Down Kit

For LLD Mixing Head

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Wheel Arch

Wheel Arch

Wheel arch, the arch-shaped cavity which houses a wheel, plays an important role in terms of safety: in case of collision, in fact, the flexibility of this component helps to reduce possible damages to both pedestrians and other cars.

Furthermore, wheel arch protects the car from pebbles, mud, ice… which could damage or dirty the vehicle, and increases also the level of insulation from wheel noise.

For this reasons, wheel arch is manufactured in thermoplastic materials with the highest level of flexibility.

Cannon provides several solutions for processing this kind of lightweight reinforced thermoplastics (LWRT): different systems of material heating and forming are developed to adapt to the specific raw materials to be formed and to the customer’s needs.

Forming Lines

Forming thermoplastic composite materials

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Example of wheel arch plant

PU Moulded Foam

Managing density for complex shapes

Wind Blades Plants

Wind Blades Plants

Renewable energies are playing an important role in the ongoing carbon phase out.  Among these, wind energy is the most widespread in the world and, more than the others, has large growth potentials and low production costs.
The wind power sector is continuously developing, with researches mainly aimed at making materials more and more performing.The wind power sector is continuously developing, with researches mainly aimed at making materials more and more performing.

Since 2007, Cannon has collaborated with important wind turbines producers, providing dedicated machines for the production processes of wind blades:

  • Engineering capabilities for special prducts & applications
  • High-volumes production units
  • Turn-key plants

DX

Dedicated dosing unit for epoxy resin infusion

G-System

Dedicated dosing unit for adhesives

PULL1

Dedicated dosing unit for pultrusion

Zero Gas

Vacuum degassing system

CF

Dedicated dosing unit for NVH applications

LN EPX

Compact mixing head for HP-RTM processes

LLD

Laminarity for high-productivity

LS 10

Fast and versatile spray head

C2P

Plug and play dedicated dosing unit for potting

Micro Pouring

Dedicated to electric and electronic components

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank

Basing on its experience in twin sheet thermoforming, Cannon has developed a dedicated solution for production of fuel tanks. The two sheets, which compose the two tank’s halves, are first heated to the correct temperature and thermoformed independently. They are then joined together inside a high tonnage press to grant perfect sealing.

Thanks to this innovative solution it is possible to achieve a highly accurate forming process together with a unique accessibility, which allows an easy placing of inserts inside the tank.

Twin Sheet Machine

For hollow part’s production

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Cannon provides very complex  tailor-made fuel tanks thermoforming complete lines, as the following

Heat Shields

Heat Shields

Besides the engine itself, the biggest heat flow is generated by the exhaust piping. As a consequence, proper heat shields are required in order to protect vehicle bodies or sensitive parts from overheating.

Heat shields are generally manufactured in aluminum sheet or with a multi-layer structure of aluminum and structural and/or insulating material.

Cannon provides complete production plants highly customized for this application, with possibility of production of multilayer part.

The plant includes forming presses and the related automatic handling equipment to grant extremely high productivities.

Battery Boxes

Battery Boxes

Following the low weight trend in the automotive industry related to fuel economy, many OEMs are introducing and researching also composites electric batteries’ boxes in composite material.

Battery boxes can be manufactured in:

HP-RTM

LN EPX

Compact mixing head for HP-RTM processes

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

Liquid Lay Down (LLD)

LLD

Laminarity for high-productivity

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

Liquid Lay Down Kit

For LLD Mixing Head

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

SMC

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

GMT

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Body Panels, Hoods and Roofs, Door Outer Skin

Body Panels, Hoods and Roofs, Door Outer Skin

These elements can be produced in different ways:
obtaining high performance structural parts with the combination of matrix and reinforcement with

HP-RTM

LN EPX

Compact mixing head for HP-RTM processes

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Liquid Lay Down

LLD

Laminarity for high-productivity

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

SMC, to achieve complex geometries

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

PrePreg

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

GMT

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Interwet

FPL Interwet

Long glass fibre composites

A-Compact

Customizable all in one iconic dosing unit

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Crea Series

Flexible and tailored thermoforming

Bumper, Spoilers and Rocker Panels

Bumper, Spoilers and Rocker Panels

Polyurethane RRIM (reinforced reaction injection moulding) and RIM (reaction injection moulding) contends to plastics the title for preferred material in manufacturing external body parts for vehicles, such as bumpers, spoilers, rocker panels, fenders, etc.

Despite the higher cost, polyurethane prevails in terms of mechanical properties, cost of tooling, cost of processing equipment and time to market. Polyurethane is the preferred choice for medium-low volume productions (luxury and sports car) or for small series of high volume models.

RIM and RRIM polyurethanes are always injected in closed mould, using high pressure machines.

In both cases aid of nucleated air into polyol is important to ensure good flow of the injected liquid PU inside the mould (see Cannon’ solutions for air nucleation).

Processing RRIM is more critical than RIM, because RRIM features solid fillers, often abrasive, like glass or mineral fibers, carbon fibers and others. Thus, while RIM can be processed with a simple high pressure machine, RRIM requires machines with special dosing cylinders, provided with hydraulic piston.  

Special treatments of the metal used for the mixing head ensure stable performance even with the toughest formulations.

Cannon supplies turnkey plants for exterior body parts working with

RIM & RRIM

RIM

Automotive RRIM very fast cycle time

HE Booster

Modular dosing unit dedicated to RRIM applications

A-Compact HF

Modular dosing unit dedicated to RRIM applications

Automotive Presses

Dedicated to automotive applications

Spoilers can be also produced using

Thermoforming

Twin Sheet Machine

For hollow part’s production

Crea Series

Flexible and tailored thermoforming

Body in White, Frames and Reinforcing Elements

Body in White, Frames and Reinforcing Elements

Automotive body in white components and frames are critical structures requiring the highest fibre volume fraction in order to withstand extreme mechanical stresses. Cannon has developed two ways to produce these parts:

HP-RTM

LN EPX

Compact mixing head for HP-RTM processes

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Stacking Line

A balanced combination of efficiency and flexibility for high productivities

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

When the resin transfer is not convenient due to part dimension or type of reinforcement (e.g. in case of low cost reinforcement and recycled carbon fibre) we suggest to work using 

Liquid Lay Down

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

LLD

Laminarity for high-productivity

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

In particular, these components can be produced also with a dry – only process: the epoxy or carbon material is shaped in closed mould under high pressure. This process is called

Prepreg

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

The sheets of pre-impregnated chopped carbon fibers are positioned into the mould and thanks to a press action, frames are shaped. This technology is called

SMC

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Wheels and Leafprings

Wheels and Leafprings

In order to produce vehicles or trucks even lighter, automotive players are looking for save weight also in structural components.

For high-end vehicles and special applications, it is preferable to have wheels and leafspring suspensions made by glass fibre. This possibility allows weight saving improving driving performances and decreasing fuel consumption, also increasing the attractiveness of the component for the final customer.

When high production volumes are required, it is important to rely on a repeatable and reliable process such as HP-RTM: a multi-component mixed thermosetting or thermoplastic matrix is injected into a closed mould, in which a dry reinforcement preform has been previously placed, and where a vacuum has been applied.

After the polymerization time, the mould is opened and the finished part is extracted.

LN EPX

Compact mixing head for HP-RTM processes

E-System

Modular multicomponent dosing unit, for HP-RTM applications

Preformers

The ideal equipment for high productivity composites related projects

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Conditioning Station

To keep homogeneous chemicals’ conditions

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Glass Encapsulation

Glass Encapsulation

Glass Encapsulation is used on automotive widescreens, side windows and rear windows, and consists in creating a frame around the glass by injecting a polymer (TPE, PVC or PU) on its border through a framing mould.

Depending on customer’s needs, Cannon can also provide tailor-made layouts.

FPL

L shaped Cannon iconic multipurpose mixing head

A-Compact

Customizable all in one iconic dosing unit

A-System

Modular multicomponent high pressure dosing unit for plants

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Parcel Shelves, Load Floors and Sun Roof Covers

Parcel Shelves, Load Floors and Sun Roof Covers

Energy saving and the reduction of CO2 emissions represent two mega-trends which are contributing in driving the automotive market. The introduction of lightweight components is one of the actions which are taken to reduce the total weight of a vehicle, thus saving energy and cutting on CO2 emissions.

Load-floors, parcel shelves and sun roofs covers are semi-structural parts which can be manufactured using a lightweight composite sandwich made of three layers: a honeycomb cardboard core between two fiberglass mats. These materials are glued together by spraying polyurethane on both sides of the sandwich and compressing it in a dedicated mould.

Looking at the part itself, it is of utmost importance to spray a homogeneous and controlled polyurethane layer on both sides of the sandwich: this has to contain the minimum amount of PU necessary to keep the layers together and grant the part the necessary mechanical properties. Not only an excess of PU represents additional weight, but it is also a waste of money since more chemicals than necessary are consumed.

From the standpoint of the process, it is fundamental to tailor the plant according to the requested productivity, keeping an eye on the overall consumptions, layout and ergonomics. Cannon can provide turn-key solutions for diverse productivity levels –from relatively low volumes to extremely high volumes- with various level of automatization.

LS 10

Fast and versatile spray head

A-Compact

Customizable all in one iconic dosing unit

Automotive Presses

Dedicated to automotive applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Parcel shelves can also be produced with

Lightweight Reinforced Thermoplastics (LWRT)

Composites Presses

Dedicated to composites applications

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Automation

Solutions of motion control and industrial robotics

Forming Lines

Forming thermoplastic composite materials