The state of the art production hall for carbon fiber composite products at Geislinger Bad St. Leonhard in Carinthia was completed in early spring this year and covers a total area of 4.685 m². Due to the increased demand for fiber composite products this extension of the production site was necessary and facilitates a flexible adaption to customer-specific requirements.
Geislinger offers a variety of Gesilco® products manufactured from carbon fibre composite materials. Shafts up to a length of 10 meters as well as the Geislinger Compowind® with a diameter up to 3.5 meters can be manufactured at the production site in Carinthia. Furthermore the Gesilco® product range is supplemented by a variety of additional products such as the Gesilco® monobrane, the Gesilco® classic coupling, and many others.
The manufacturing competence in the field of composite products has been successfully proven by Geislinger shafts. By replacing the steel flange, the maintenance-free shafts feature one-piece manufacturing with an integrated carbon fibre flange connection. Therefore the weight of the shafts is reduced by approximately 50% compared to other composite solutions.
Outstanding shock capabilities and excellent acoustic attenuation further underline the use of Geislinger shaft for vessels running at high speeds.
The high-speed ferry Francisco, claiming to be the fastest gas-powered ferry in the world (58 knots), relies on an IS 50 shaft by Geislinger. Operating between Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the Francisco is the first dual fueled high-speed ferry running on liquefied natural gas as primary fuel and marine distillate as a back-up power source. With more than 25 years’ experience in developing fibre composite couplings and shafts, Geislinger is a reliable partner for composite products. Tailored design solutions provide easy adaption to various connection interfaces.