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KMT Robotic Solutions receives Energetx turbine blade automation order

KMT Robotic Solutions Inc and Stiles Machinery Inc have announced the sale of a wind turbine blade root end cut and drill system to Energetx Composites LLC.

The equipment provided to Energetx is based on KMT Robotic Solutions (KMT-RS)’s RoboTrim® WT-2000 root cut and drill system.

Energetx Composites, of Holland, Michigan, USA, was launched in the summer of 2008 to focus on the manufacture of wind turbine blades, building on the expertise developed as boat builder S2 Yachts. A new facility is planned for the production of utility-scale blades which measure 150 ft and beyond in length. There are plans to employ up to 750 people in this facility over the next 5 years.

Energetx contracted with Stiles Machinery Inc, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to act as its project manager focused on assembling the equipment required for this new facility.

Stiles supplies and supports high-quality production solutions. It began focusing on the composites industry, and particularly wind energy and aerospace, in late 2007.

KMT Robotic Solutions (KMT-RS) of Auburn Hills, Michigan, built on its expertise of trimming composite parts for the boat, bath and truck industries, expanding into wind energy in 2007. The company has become a leader in robotic automation for the processing of wind turbine blade root ends.

 

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