After 35 years of daily service, Kettelhack GmbH & Co. KG, Rheine/Germany – a leader in the dyeing and finishing of monochrome fabrics for high-quality and durable workwear and bed linen – has this year retired its existing Monforts sanforizing line replacing it with a new one.
Key features of the new Monfortex line from the manufacturer of textile machinery A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach/Germany, are the proven fabric preparation, weft straightening and spreading units, prior to the compressive shrinkage machine with a 750 mm shrinking cylinder, and a felt calender equipped with 2,000 mm diameter drying cylinder. The line also features an integrated automatic grinding unit.
The 2 m-wide Monfortex line benefits from the latest Qualitex 800 control system which allows all parameters to be easily automated via the 24-inch (approx. 61 cm) color touchscreen, including production speed, control of all fabric feed devices, rotation spray or steaming cylinder options, the width of the stretching field and the rubber belt pressure. The integrated Compactomat system allows a continuous indication and control of the shrinkage values and the temperatures of the shrinking cylinder and felt calender. Up to 10,000 separate process parameter records can be generated and stored by the data manager.
Full line management can be optimized through the batch-specific calculation of all process material consumption and water and electricity use, with any standstill times analyzed and immediately corrected for the future. Any further assistance required is available via Monforts Teleservice, with direct connection to technicians and virtual access to machine analysis.