Model 114

The Airbond Models 110 and 113 have proved very successful in the growing composites market. The splicers are now firmly established, making smooth, strong joints in glass fibre, carbon fibre, aramid, and other modern materials.

The range of application of the 110 and 113 extends as far as about 6000 tex, but there is an increasing need for making splices in yarns of even heavier count - typically glass fibre and carbon fibre rovings of up to around 15000 tex. The Model 114 has been developed to meet that need, as an evolution of the Model 113.

Just like the Models 110 and 113, the 114 has been designed with durability and simple servicing in mind, and the core elements of its construction have proved supremely reliable over several years of service.

The design brief for the Model 114 was to make joints in yarns of up to 16000 tex, while allowing the customer to specify the overall size of the splicer, by choosing from a range of handle types. So, although developed as a very compact splicer, the Model 114 can be supplied with a full-length handle, so that functionally it becomes similar to a Model 110.  

The 114 has comfortably achieved its design brief. Already splicing 15000 tex glass as routine, the Model 114 is being further developed to extend its range beyond 20000 tex.

Typical applications: Magazine creeling, filament winding, pultrusion, weaving
Splice format: Ends-opposed (see technical section)
Yarns: Glass rovings, carbon fibre precursors, Panox, carbon fibre rovings, Aramid
Yarn counts: 100 tex to 15000 tex
Twist: zero or low twist

114 Series splicers are available in nine forms, according to which accessories are chosen by the user.