At the ITMA, the specialist in steam setting and conditioning equipment for yarns and fabrics Xorella, a member of the CHTC Fong’s International Group, Hong Kong/China, will launch XO Automation for the double door XO Select conditioning machine series, and XO Solid, a new machine series to complement XO Smart, XO Trend and XO Select machines.
The new XO Automation system consists of roller conveyor systems for loading and unloading 2-door XO Select conditioning machines. Additional pallet wrapping machine with a turntable, weighting station, label printer, safety fence and security system can complete the system. The XO Select controller and automation system can handle and store individual customer-specific material and packing programs.
XO Select and XO Automation are designed for yarn steaming on multiple pallet dimensions and heights up to 2,650 mm. The linear material flow passing conveyor and steaming machine avoids any mix between steamed and un-steamed materials. XO Automation fills the gap between the XO automated moving platform and the fully automated transport system – from spinning hall to warehouse.
The new cubical XO Solid combines a high loading space of 1,800 x 1,700 x 4,000 mm (H x W x L) through double row pin trolleys or pallets for easy manual loading of 6 units on floor level without a pit or platform. XO Solid is therefore designed for installations on upper floor levels. The new frame design combines all necessary components factory preinstalled on a single frame, for easy “plug and play” installation at the customer site. Additional smaller steamer dimensions for 2 and 4 loading units are also at the planning stage.