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  • Solico launches Amphora engineering and design software for composite silos and tanks

    Solico launches Amphora engineering and design software for composite silos and tanks

    Solico is proud to announce the launch of its Amphora software for the design, calculation and optimisation of composite storage tanks and silos. Composite materials are extensively used in the industrial and agricultural sectors to produce large, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, easy to install, and low maintenance silos and tanks for stored powders and liquids. In Europe, the design and workmanship of such above-ground storage tanks and vessels are typically defined by the EN 13121-3:2016 standard.

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    Composite Engineering for a promising Start-up: the 100% electronic Trens Solar Train

    Composite Engineering for a promising Start-up: the 100% electronic Trens Solar Train

    A train with high quality passenger comfort, low operating costs and exceptionally high loading volumes. We're talking about the 100% electric Trens Solar Train. A sustainable solution for conventional urban transport. No more noise or emissions, a solution that perfectly fits in the mindset of 2020. 

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    Structural designs and construction drawings for GRP flue gas ducts

    Structural designs and construction drawings for GRP flue gas ducts

    Solico provided the structural designs and delivered the construction drawings for several GRP flue gas ducts of coal powered power plants. 

    Customer: Plasticon

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    Composite engineering and construction of GRP Cooling Towers

    Composite engineering and construction of GRP Cooling Towers

    Solico has engineered and delivered the construction as well as the workshop drawings for several GRP cooling towers all over the world e.g. in Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Kazakhstan, Belgium, etc.

    Customer: GEA

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    Structural verification of composite crash tender cabin

    Structural verification of composite crash tender cabin

    Solico carried out the structural verification of the composite cabin of this airport crash tender, designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting. In case of incidents, the firefighters are protected by the incredibly strong but light composite cabin.

    Customer: Plastisol

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    Bulk trailer

    Bulk trailer

    Together with our customer, Solico developed a bulk carrier trailer for transporting sludge (residue from the purification of waste water). The integration of the lightweight characteristic in the design offers a larger load capacity. 

    Customer:Polem, CCH

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    Robot lever

    Robot lever

    Solico performed the finite element analysis to optimise the laminate layup within the high stiffness requirements. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

    Dashboard bulkhead – Luxurious camping car

    Solico provided the expertise to build a 100% composite material dashboard bulkhead for the luxurious camping cars of Niesmann+Bischoff. 

    Customer: Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH

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    Tidal Blades

    Tidal Blades

    Together with our customer Tocardo, Solico developed, engineered and delivered a total of 6 sets of tidal turbine blades. The blades vary in size from 2.5m to 4.5m. Holland Composites produced the turbine blades in close collaboration with Solico.

    Customer: Tocardo Tidal Turbines, Holland Composites Industrials

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    Buses & Coaches

    Buses & Coaches

    Solico designed the composite structures for several modern buses including the composite roll bars, covers for luggage compartments and bus front- & rear end structures. 

    Customer: VDL-BOVA, Fokker special products

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    Composite engineering Audi wind-tunnel sensor arm

    Composite engineering Audi wind-tunnel sensor arm

    Designing a sensor arm that does not vibrate when holding it next to an Audi sports car driving at 250Km/h in the "Ingolstadt" windtunnel, was not an easy task. 

    Customer: Audi

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    Storage tanks and silos for Polem

    Storage tanks and silos for Polem

    Solico has the necessary in house-skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silos according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc.

    Customer: Polem

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    Carbon scanner beam

    Carbon scanner beam

    At high speeds, scanner beams need to be able to hold scanning cameras completely still. For this purpose, carbon fibre composites offer the ideal solution. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    Dairy robot lever

    Dairy robot lever

    This lever is part of a milking robot and is found at the far end of the arm. 

    Customer: Refitech B.V.

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    GRP sea outfall couplings

    GRP sea outfall couplings

    GRP couplings are used to assemble HDPE pipe sections into an 11 km long sea outfall pipeline. The pipeline consists of several sections of HDPE pipe with an outer diameter of 1600 mm and a wall thickness of 61 mm. Each pipe section has a length of approximately 550 meter. 

    Customer: Van Oord N.V.

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    Structural design various objects in the Efteling theme park, the Netherlands

    Structural design various objects in the Efteling theme park, the Netherlands

    Solico made the structural design of various objects used in entertainment parks or in public space as artwork. Examples include "The Flying Dutchman" and "Python" carts, the "Sprookjesboom" support structure and the "Wonderwachter" lamps.

    Customer: Efteling

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    Composite storage tanks and silos for MIP

    Composite storage tanks and silos for MIP

    Solico has the necessary in-house skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silos according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc.

    Customer: MIP

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    GRP Walkway, Antucoya project, Chile

    GRP Walkway, Antucoya project, Chile

    An Industrial GRP walkway for the Antucoya project in Chile: the challenge was to create a composite (corrosion resistant) structure that is safe to walk on and that can withstand earthquakes. 

    Customer: Neumann Engineering

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    Composite Engineering of Storage tanks and silos for Spiromatic

    Composite Engineering of Storage tanks and silos for Spiromatic

    Solico has the necessary in-house skills, experience and software package to provide dedicated designs of storage tanks and silos according to EN 13121, DIBt, ASCE etc...

    Customer: Spiromatic

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