Ciject® Injection Equipment Ciject™ Three Range

The Ciject Three™ range of advanced pressure-vessel based machines. Designed to process pre-mixed or single-component resin systems.

Ciject 3.0
Ciject 3.1
Type 3.2

Ciject 3- Equipment for advanced composites.

The Ciject 3 range is the result of several years of focused development work in advanced composite manufacturing technology.
Working with tier-one aerospace and advanced materials manufacturers in combination with collaborative project work (such as the AMSCI funded Propound project) has enabled us to develop the most advanced equipment currently available.
A combination of advanced control methodology and intelligent process mapping enables a step towards the target of ‘Industry 4.0.

These machines allow different resin systems to be prepared (i.e. heated, mixed, degassed) and then dispensed without the need to clean and re-prime a mechanical pumping system.
Originally developed for R&D and lab-scale processing, the Ciject 3 had now been developed further to suit the specific requirements of the aerospace and other hi-tech composite manufacturing industries.
The accurate output control allows the machine to be used in both RTM and RI processes.

Three versions are available:

Ciject 3.0 – A basic version of the machine with a relatively simple manual control system, aimed at processing room-temperature curing resin systems or resins that require limited heating.

Ciject 3.1 – An evolution of the Ciject 3.0, with touch screen control and capacity for processing higher temperature resin systems.

Ciject 3.2 – The most sophisticated version controlled via a powerful PLC with a touch-screen HMI. This enables the addition of more complex control and monitoring options.

Expand the following drop-down sections to see the standard and optional features for each version.

Standard Features

 Ciject 3.0
XE-3000-000
 Ciject 3.1
XE-3000-001
 Ciject 3.2
XE-3000-002
 
ItemNotesNotesNotes
CapacityTotal volume of vessel 7.5 litres
2.5 litre maximum resin capacity
Total volume of vessel 27Litres
10 litre maximum resin capacity
Total volume of vessel
27 Litres
10 litre maximum resin capacity
Container SizeTo accept plastic or metal resin container with maximum diameter of 220mm and maximum height of 180mmTo accept 5 or 10 litre metal resin containers
Nominal maximum container dimensions:
5 Litre; 180Ø x 230H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 260H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 330H

To accept 5 or 10 litre metal resin containers
Nominal maximum container dimensions:
5 Litre; 180Ø x 230H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 260H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 330H
Vessel/Lid LiftingManually removable lidManually operated screw jack system to lift vesselPneumatically actuated and damped vessel lifting system
Lid Locking4 x manually tightened swing-boltsCaptive Bolts – Manually TightenedCaptive Bolts – Manually Tightened (See option 19 for automated version)
Vessel BaseVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be usedVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be usedVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be used
Resin OutletThrough-lid fitting to take 10mm OD pipe1x ¾” BSPP port in lid
1x ¾” BSPP port in vessel wall
1x ¾” BSPP port in lid
1x ¾” BSPP port in vessel wall
PressureWorking pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)Working pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)Working pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)
Resin weight monitoringSee option -07Digital weight monitoring from integral load cell.
1 g resolution
Digital weight monitoring from integral load cell.
1 g resolution.
Enables on-screen flow rate indication.
Over-Pressure SafetyMechanical over-pressure valveMechanical over-pressure valveMechanical over-pressure valve with integrated exotherm management system
Compressed Air RequirementRequires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)Requires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)Requires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)
Vacuum RequirementRequires external vacuum supplyRequires external vacuum supply (See option for integrated on-board vacuum pump)Requires external vacuum supply (See option for integrated on-board vacuum pump)
Viewing portN/AThrough-lid viewing portThrough-lid viewing port (see option for through-lid camera)
Vessel Pressure MonitoringAnalogue gauge0-10bar (abs) pressure transducer0-10bar (abs) pressure transducer
Mould Outlet Connection10mm disposable tube10mm disposable tube with manually operated pinch valve to start / stop process10mm disposable tube with manually operated pinch valve to start / stop process
(See option for actuated pinch valve)
PLCN/AOmron PLCModular Siemens PLC
Screen/HMIIf Options 01,03 or 04 are selected, heater control/ display through discrete controllers3.5” Omron HMI12” touch screen Siemens TFT HMI
Pressure ControlManual Regulators for vacuum and positive pressureElectronic pressure control (pressure and vacuum)
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
Electronic pressure control (pressure and vacuum)
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
See option: Closed-loop PID feed-back control of positive and negative pressure from internal or external sensor (e.g. IMPS)
Electrical
Power Supply13amp 240V16amp 240V32amp 415V
Framework
FrameFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinetFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinetFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinet
MobilityMachine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)Machine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)Machine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)
Outlet hose support boomPositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hosePositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hosePositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hose

 Ciject 3.0
XE-3000-000
 Ciject 3.1
XE-3000-001
 Ciject 3.2
XE-3000-002
 
ItemNotesNotesNotes
CapacityTotal volume of vessel 7.5 litres
2.5 litre maximum resin capacity
Total volume of vessel 27Litres
10 litre maximum resin capacity
Total volume of vessel
27 Litres
10 litre maximum resin capacity
Container SizeTo accept plastic or metal resin container with maximum diameter of 220mm and maximum height of 180mmTo accept 5 or 10 litre metal resin containers
Nominal maximum container dimensions:
5 Litre; 180Ø x 230H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 260H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 330H

To accept 5 or 10 litre metal resin containers
Nominal maximum container dimensions:
5 Litre; 180Ø x 230H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 260H
10 Litre; 230Ø x 330H
Vessel/Lid LiftingManually removable lidManually operated screw jack system to lift vesselPneumatically actuated and damped vessel lifting system
Lid Locking4 x manually tightened swing-boltsCaptive Bolts – Manually TightenedCaptive Bolts – Manually Tightened (See option 19 for automated version)
Vessel BaseVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be usedVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be usedVessel incorporates an angled base to allow maximum amount of resin to be used
Resin OutletThrough-lid fitting to take 10mm OD pipe1x ¾” BSPP port in lid
1x ¾” BSPP port in vessel wall
1x ¾” BSPP port in lid
1x ¾” BSPP port in vessel wall
PressureWorking pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)Working pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)Working pressure 1mbar to 7 bar(abs.)
Resin weight monitoringSee option -07Digital weight monitoring from integral load cell.
1 g resolution
Digital weight monitoring from integral load cell.
1 g resolution.
Enables on-screen flow rate indication.
Over-Pressure SafetyMechanical over-pressure valveMechanical over-pressure valveMechanical over-pressure valve with integrated exotherm management system
Compressed Air RequirementRequires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)Requires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)Requires external compressed air supply (7 bar minimum)
Vacuum RequirementRequires external vacuum supplyRequires external vacuum supply (See option for integrated on-board vacuum pump)Requires external vacuum supply (See option for integrated on-board vacuum pump)
Viewing portN/AThrough-lid viewing portThrough-lid viewing port (see option for through-lid camera)
Vessel Pressure MonitoringAnalogue gauge0-10bar (abs) pressure transducer0-10bar (abs) pressure transducer
Mould Outlet Connection10mm disposable tube10mm disposable tube with manually operated pinch valve to start / stop process10mm disposable tube with manually operated pinch valve to start / stop process
(See option for actuated pinch valve)
PLCN/AOmron PLCModular Siemens PLC
Screen/HMIIf Options 01,03 or 04 are selected, heater control/ display through discrete controllers3.5” Omron HMI12” touch screen Siemens TFT HMI
Pressure ControlManual Regulators for vacuum and positive pressureElectronic pressure control (pressure and vacuum)
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
Electronic pressure control (pressure and vacuum)
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
See option: Closed-loop PID feed-back control of positive and negative pressure from internal or external sensor (e.g. IMPS)
Electrical
Power Supply13amp 240V16amp 240V32amp 415V
Framework
FrameFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinetFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinetFabricated steel chassis supporting vessel and control cabinet
MobilityMachine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)Machine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)Machine mounted on wheels (2 x locking)
Outlet hose support boomPositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hosePositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hosePositionable/adjustable boom to support outlet hose

Optional Features

 Ciject 3.0
XE-3000-000
 Ciject 3.1
XE-3000-001
 Ciject 3.2
XE-3000-002
 
ItemNotesPart NoNotesPart NoNotesPart No
Vessel Heating
Base Heater – Heating Elements mounted in base of pressure vessel.Electrical vessel heating - 80°C maximum. Discrete PID control.
NOTE: Vessel heating is designed to maintain resin temperature up to 50°C
OPT-01Electrical heating (in contact with base of resin container)- 120°C maximum. Discrete PID control.
All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-01Electrical heating (in contact with base of resin container)- 120°C maximum with multi-channel PID control.
Controlled from and displayed on HMI. All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-01
Band Heater – Silicone band heater, mounted to outside of tank.N/ASilicone band heater with control thermocouple. 120°C maximum.
Discrete PID control.
All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-02Silicone band heater with control thermocouple.
120°C maximum with multi-channel PID control.
Controlled from and displayed on HMI. All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-02
Heated Output Hose
2m HoseElectrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max (Discrete PID Controller)OPT-03Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max. Discrete PID control.OPT-03Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
OPT-03
3m HoseElectrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max (Discrete PID Controller)OPT-04Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max. Discrete PID control.OPT-04Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
OPT-04
Resin Temperature
Monitoring
Temperature Probe – Lid mountedN/A0-200°C single point temperature probeOPT-050-200°C single point temperature probeOPT-05
Infrared thermocouple – Lid mountedN/AContactless resin temperature monitoring 0-200°COPT-06Contactless resin temperature monitoring 0-200°COPT-06
Resin Weight MonitoringDigital weighing scales with integral display
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-07N/AN/A
Integrated load weighing platform
Readout on HMI
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-08Integrated load weighing platform
Readout on HMI
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-08
Vacuum Pump
N/A6m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing
OPT-096m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing
OPT-09
16m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing and external connection (i.e. mould vacuum)
OPT-1016m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing and external connection (i.e. mould vacuum)
OPT-10
Additional pipework/fittings for external vacuum connection
(This is required if you want to use the onboard vacuum pump (Options 09 or 10) to evacuate mould)
OPT-11Additional pipework/fittings for external vacuum connection
(This is required if you want to use the onboard vacuum pump (Options 09 or 10) to evacuate mould)
OPT-11
Agitator
Pneumatic AgitatorPneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12Pneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12Pneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12
Electrical AgitatorN/AN/AElectrically driven variable speed stirrer/agitator
Speed control from HMI (0-60 rpm)
OPT-13
Pipe Clamp Options
(Hose pinch valve)
Actuated pinch valveN/AN/AResin output to be controlled (on/off) by actuated pinch valve controlled from HMIOPT-14
Control from External Sensors (IMPS)N/AN/AClosed loop PID auto pressure control and monitoring of in-mould pressure (includes 4 x 0-10v analogue inputs for remote IMPS sensors, 4 x High temperature IMPS sensors (120° Maximum) and 4 x 10m extension leads) OPT-15
Mould Monitoring Pack
TemperatureN/AN/AInputs for 4 remote K type thermocouples OPT-16
Additional sensor inputsN/AN/A4x 0-10V analogue inputs. Displayed on HMIOPT-17
Mechanised Lid Locking
N/AN/AQuick-access rotating castellated vessel/lid locking mechanismOPT-18
Secomea Remote Support
N/AN/ASECOMEA communication system. Permits remote support and upgrades by Composite Integration. Operates on Ethernet or Wi-Fi network with full security certification.OPT-19
Through-lid viewing camera
N/AN/AIlluminated viewing camera mounted through vessel lid to visually monitor interior of vessel.
Output displayed on HMI
OPT-20
Data log to USB
N/AAll machine and process parameters time stamped and logged to a Compact Flash drive in CSV format (including pressure, temperature, resin weight, external sensors etc)OPT-21All machine and process parameters time stamped and logged to a SD/USB drive in CSV format (including pressure, temperature, resin weight, external sensors etc)OPT-21

 Ciject 3.0
XE-3000-000
 Ciject 3.1
XE-3000-001
 Ciject 3.2
XE-3000-002
 
ItemNotesPart NoNotesPart NoNotesPart No
Vessel Heating
Base Heater – Heating Elements mounted in base of pressure vessel.Electrical vessel heating - 80°C maximum. Discrete PID control.
NOTE: Vessel heating is designed to maintain resin temperature up to 50°C
OPT-01Electrical heating (in contact with base of resin container)- 120°C maximum. Discrete PID control.
All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-01Electrical heating (in contact with base of resin container)- 120°C maximum with multi-channel PID control.
Controlled from and displayed on HMI. All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-01
Band Heater – Silicone band heater, mounted to outside of tank.N/ASilicone band heater with control thermocouple. 120°C maximum.
Discrete PID control.
All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-02Silicone band heater with control thermocouple.
120°C maximum with multi-channel PID control.
Controlled from and displayed on HMI. All heated elements protected by external insulation
OPT-02
Heated Output Hose
2m HoseElectrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max (Discrete PID Controller)OPT-03Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max. Discrete PID control.OPT-03Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
OPT-03
3m HoseElectrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max (Discrete PID Controller)OPT-04Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max. Discrete PID control.OPT-04Electrical heating of pipework and associated fittings (with removable PTFE liner) - 120°C max
Controlled from and displayed on HMI
OPT-04
Resin Temperature
Monitoring
Temperature Probe – Lid mountedN/A0-200°C single point temperature probeOPT-050-200°C single point temperature probeOPT-05
Infrared thermocouple – Lid mountedN/AContactless resin temperature monitoring 0-200°COPT-06Contactless resin temperature monitoring 0-200°COPT-06
Resin Weight MonitoringDigital weighing scales with integral display
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-07N/AN/A
Integrated load weighing platform
Readout on HMI
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-08Integrated load weighing platform
Readout on HMI
0-10kg measuring range (±0.001kg accuracy)
OPT-08
Vacuum Pump
N/A6m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing
OPT-096m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing
OPT-09
16m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing and external connection (i.e. mould vacuum)
OPT-1016m³/hr vacuum pump.
1mbar (abs.) for degassing and external connection (i.e. mould vacuum)
OPT-10
Additional pipework/fittings for external vacuum connection
(This is required if you want to use the onboard vacuum pump (Options 09 or 10) to evacuate mould)
OPT-11Additional pipework/fittings for external vacuum connection
(This is required if you want to use the onboard vacuum pump (Options 09 or 10) to evacuate mould)
OPT-11
Agitator
Pneumatic AgitatorPneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12Pneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12Pneumatically driven agitator with regulator to control speedOPT-12
Electrical AgitatorN/AN/AElectrically driven variable speed stirrer/agitator
Speed control from HMI (0-60 rpm)
OPT-13
Pipe Clamp Options
(Hose pinch valve)
Actuated pinch valveN/AN/AResin output to be controlled (on/off) by actuated pinch valve controlled from HMIOPT-14
Control from External Sensors (IMPS)N/AN/AClosed loop PID auto pressure control and monitoring of in-mould pressure (includes 4 x 0-10v analogue inputs for remote IMPS sensors, 4 x High temperature IMPS sensors (120° Maximum) and 4 x 10m extension leads) OPT-15
Mould Monitoring Pack
TemperatureN/AN/AInputs for 4 remote K type thermocouples OPT-16
Additional sensor inputsN/AN/A4x 0-10V analogue inputs. Displayed on HMIOPT-17
Mechanised Lid Locking
N/AN/AQuick-access rotating castellated vessel/lid locking mechanismOPT-18
Secomea Remote Support
N/AN/ASECOMEA communication system. Permits remote support and upgrades by Composite Integration. Operates on Ethernet or Wi-Fi network with full security certification.OPT-19
Through-lid viewing camera
N/AN/AIlluminated viewing camera mounted through vessel lid to visually monitor interior of vessel.
Output displayed on HMI
OPT-20
Data log to USB
N/AAll machine and process parameters time stamped and logged to a Compact Flash drive in CSV format (including pressure, temperature, resin weight, external sensors etc)OPT-21All machine and process parameters time stamped and logged to a SD/USB drive in CSV format (including pressure, temperature, resin weight, external sensors etc)OPT-21

How to specify / order

To specify a machine configuration use the machine part number followed by the required option numbers separated by a hyphen.

e.g. XE-3000-03-09-12 specifies a Ciject 3.1 machine with a 2m heated output hose, integral 6m³/hr vacuum pump and pneumatically driven agitator

Please contact Composite Integration for more details or to the discuss the most suitable specification for your application.