The textile machinery manufacturer ACG Kinna Automatic AB, Skene/Sweden, and ACG Nyström AB, Borås/Sweden, have teamed up with sewing machinery manufacturer Juki Corp., Tokyo/Japan, in the development of a new automated line concept that can considerably speed up the production of finished filter bags.
The new SFL-2000 line is capable of handling a wide range of different filter media, and as an all-in-one solution, can produce high quality and accurate seams to pre-defined parameters, with optional modules allowing for customized constructions. The line can achieve sewing speeds of 10 m/min with all kinds of fold, overlap and stitched seam, and up to 20 m/min with welded bags in widths of up to 1 m. It builds all sewing, welding and taping options into one flexible line to ensure less stops and quicker stops between changes of material, dimensions or joining options.
The line is available in 3 versions – the SFL-2000S for sewn seams, the SFL-2000-W for welded alternatives and the SFL-2000WS employing both joining technologies. The standard version of these lines has a single media roll feeder as standard, but as an option, a second can be added, with a Juki MO-6903G overlock head joining 2 separate materials together in continuous production, without any slow-down of the machine. A custom pre-folding system creates the tubular form of the filter bag and the overlap just prior to the Juki sewing and welding units.