For technical segments, the manufacturer of weaving machines Picanol NV, Ieper/Belgium, is presenting new developments in weaving machines during Cinte Techtextil China on September 2-4, 2020 in Shanghai/China.
The wide weaving machine OptiMax-i rapier can be equipped with positive guided grippers in widths up to 212” (540 cm). Obsolete projectile technology can be replaced efficiently for applications as agro-textiles, packaging, and carpet backings.
Picanol also presents the new free flight execution for the OptiMax-i machines, extending the weaving width up to an impressive 460 cm. This has set a new benchmark for the weaving of very sensitive yarns, such as zero twist yarns in coating fabrics. Another innovation is the introduction of wasteless on the left hand side in 4 colors (“Ecofill 4”), where significant cost savings can be realized.
In regard to airjet machines, the new SmartShed technology which was introduced on the most recent OmniPlus-i weaving machine, already delivers the flexibility and performance in order to compete successfully. All of these developments complete Picanol’s offerings for coated fabrics, conveyor belting, glass fiber, tire cords and airbags, among all other technical fabrics.