With the increase in infrastructure funding and construction projects to address growing environmental concerns, industry leaders are searching for materials that are both sustainable and cost-effective. Geosynthetic products, an increasingly popular category of advanced textiles, can fulfill this need for geotechnical civil engineering ventures. These materials can be used in soil stabilization, containment, reinforcement, filtering, and drainage while lowering construction costs, downtime, and long-term maintenance. With these upsides, the geosynthetics materials market is expected to climb to $13.2 billion by 2026.
Based on the size and scale of these projects, cutting and handling geosynthetics can pose a challenge. Industry leaders need equipment capable of managing the volume and variety of geosynthetic materials. Eastman Machine Company offers a range of industrial cutting and handling equipment for advanced textiles.
Many geosynthetics are cut onsite during the installation process due to the sheer size and scale of the materials. Eastman’s Hornet is a lightweight, convenient option for in-field cutting or any other area without outlet access. Cordless, handheld, and rechargeable, the Hornet delivers high torque at multiple speeds to easily cut through heavy-duty, industrial-grade textiles without any binding or tearing.
Eastman’s C135 Conveyor System uses proprietary InMotion™ software to continuously cut varying lengths of single- and low-ply rolled materials with precision and control. Computer-controlled, this machine requires minimal operator guidance to feed advanced textiles from the start position. Unique to customer material and application, the C135 has been configured as wide as 156 inches (3.96 meters). Custom configurations available.
Material Feeding & Handling
Take cutting room productivity to the next level with Eastman’s material handling equipment. Working with extremely heavy rolls of material? The Motor Driven Roll Stand has a 2,000-pound weight capacity and allows for conveyorized feeding with precision edge control. Controlled feeding speed is achieved through center-of-roll drive and an ultrasonic measuring beam. For cutting multi-ply of the same or different material, the Power Feed systems are available in one-roll, two-roll, three-roll, six-roll, and flat-fold configurations. The Power Feed simplifies material feeding to the cutting system by automatically adjusting and maintaining consistent tension.
See for Yourself
Live cutting demonstrations are available commitment-free, enabling customers and prospects to provide material and see the true output and performance of Eastman’s robust systems in person.