With its own knitting mill and dye factory as well as printing and sewing machines, sportswear producer O'Neills is able to react rapidly to changing market requirements and to create their own new designs.
The Brückner line supplied to O’Neills has been developed in cooperation with the customer and is tailor-made to their needs. Special attention was paid to a tensionless fabric transport and improved dimensional stability of the product with the highest possible energy efficiency. In addition, O'Neills Irish International Sports Company Ltd., Dublin/Ireland, often produces small lots with heavy nonwovens which leads to an increased formation of fiber fluffs. Therefore, the dryer access has been adapted to simplify and accelerate the cleaning.
The Power-Frame stenter from Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Leonberg/Germany, features a web guider system in the entry to ensure proper de-curling as well as accurate centric web running into the padder with minimum liquor pad trough. The machine has a vertically moving chain system and is built with alternating arrangement of the heating units/fans and nozzles. The side of the heating and circulating air elements alternates thus every 1.5 m which leads to a homogeneous air impingement over the complete fabric width.
The extended cooling zone at the end of the dryer improves the heat-setting results further. At the same time the fabric is led in the exit area over a special transport belt to finish the very delicate and elastic articles perfectly.