03 SEP
2020

COMERIO ERCOLE CONTRIBUTED TO THE RECENT ITALIAN AEROSPACE GROUP AVIO S.p.A SUCCESS OF THE EXPENDABLE LAUNCH SYSTEM “VEGA”

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On September 3rd, 2020 at 03.51 AM Italian time from the European base of Kourou (French Guyana), it has been successfully launched VEGA, the launcher designed and manufactured in Italy by the company AVIO S.p.A. in Colleferro. 30 meters high by 3 meters diameter and over 100 tons of pure Italian technology!

On the 3 stages solid motor (called P80, Zefiro 33 and Zefiro 9) of the Italian carrier VEGA, there is a wide use of “REINFORCED RUBBER” for special thermal protection produced by AVIO, using a special mixing-calendering system designed and manufactured by COMERIO ERCOLE in Busto Arsizio.

COMERIO ERCOLE, for the required purpose, supplied a special calendering plant, turnkey configuration, with micrometric high precision calender equipped with several peripherally drilled rolls based on patented ROLLBLOCK PLUS® arrangement and innovative fully hydraulic gap position control HYDROGAP®. The supply includes also a rubber mixing plant consisting of a 100 lt internal mixer having special rotors geometry and a two-roll mixing mill equipped with hydraulic positioning device HYDROFIT®.

“We are very proud to have contributed to the success of this important European project: a mix of high technology, passion, perseverance and dedication” comments Riccardo Comerio - CEO of COMERIO ERCOLE - and remembers with pleasure that this is not the first time: COMERIO ERCOLE in 1969 contributed to launch into orbit his proper technology with the mission APOLLO 11, having supplied embroidery machines to an American group linked to NASA, to produce the famous emblems for the astronauts spacesuits showed to all the world during their first steps onto the lunar surface”.

COMERIO ERCOLE promotes quality & technology since 1885 and  manufacture complete high precision calendering plants with constant technological innovations and international patents running in rubber processing field(in particular for tires and conveyor belts – with over 1000 references all over the world for the production of rubberized textile fabric and steel cord for cars, trucks and OTR), in plastic materials (pharmaceutical and advertisement sectors) and nonwovens (medical sector with giant calenders for the production of thermo-bonded fabrics for protective suit and surgical masks).