A state-of-the-art Brückner finishing line for industrial textiles has been installed at
Heathcoat Fabrics. For this project, Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Leonberg/Germany, developed a customized multipurpose finishing line. The requirements were the treatment of light weight parachute fabric, but also heavy-duty conveyor belt carriers as well as 3D warp knits and stretch-sensitive microfiber fabrics, where even a human skin contact could create picking issues.
The direct gas heated Brückner Power-Frame stenter with its unique staggered heating source arrangement every half zone provides best available temperature consistency across the length and the width of the stenter. The unit is equipped with a low-lub, horizontally returning combined pin/clip chain and several fabric paths, especially designed for the different fabrics being processed. A special delivery end of the stenter was developed with different edge trimming and slitting possibilities. Depending on the kind of products, the fabrics can be batched on large diameter A-frames, wound on cardboard tubes or plaited into trolleys.
The highly specialist products from Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd., Tiverton/UK, are manufactured for use in the automotive, healthcare, defence, and aerospace industries, among others.
Due to the complexity of the fabrics, the stenter is equipped with the new weft straightening and pick counting technology. The control system allows integration into the customers ERP system and enables easy and reproducible operation.
Due to the increasing energy prices, the machine is equipped with the state-of-the-art Brückner heat-recovery technology.