Groz Beckert's weaving & knitting range
Groz-Beckert, the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, showcased the products and services of its product sectors knitting, weaving, nonwovens and carding at booth 707/B in hall 7.
The product area knitting put the emphasis on the interaction of needles and system parts. Transparent knitting and warp knitting machines gave the visitor unique insights into the interplay of all components. “CircularKnit” exhibit showcased the productivity and variety of the Groz-Beckert product range by presenting the interplay between cylinder, needles and system parts for different technologies. The exhibit for the flat knitting segment visualized eight different flat knitting technologies from gauge E 2.5 to E18 showing the range of uses of Groz-Beckert products, including for processing challenging materials. Two other “transparent” machines from the legwear and warp knitting fields round off the product presentation. Each of the four acrylic glass machines has individually removable elements for detailed viewing.
A special highlight was the live presentation of the online customer portal knitting that offers an enhanced digital product catalog as well as a lot of information about the knitting technologies. Additionally, the platform is equipped with an easily accessible, permanently-growing knowledge database.
In the product sector weaving, Groz-Beckert presented the quick and universal warp tying machine KnotMaster AS/3. An advantage of the high-performance knotting machine is its service and maintenance friendliness.
Touchscreen control makes operation easy. With four tying methods, single knots, automatic repetition, doubles detector and yarn break detector the AS/3 provides many useful features and, with its widespread range of applications, it is one of the bestsellers among the standard versions. In addition, the knotting machine is capable of handling a large variety of different yarns like cotton, wool, synthetic as well as blended and elastic yarns.
In the product field felting, the jet strip model HyTec P occupied the centre stage. Its improved handling through optimised elasticity leads to a higher service life of the jet strip. Furthermore, the higher scratch resistance of HyTec P prevents it from damages when being inserted into the machine.
The product area carding highlighted SiroLock as well as EvoStep doffer and worker wires. Together they guarantee a homogeneous fibre distribution and minimised fibre consumption in the nonwovens process. SiroLock and EvoStep wires feature a pronounced step undercut on the tooth front and a distinctive tooth shape. The optimised geometries of these wires allow an up to 30 per cent higher fibre take-up and retention. This significantly improves the fibre control and prevents fibre fly in spite of high production speeds. SiroLock and EvoStep, therefore, guarantee a clearly improved fibre blending and thus higher quality of the web than with conventional card clothing – and at the same time reduce fiber consumption. For the spinning industry, the product area carding showcased a special doffer wire for synthetic fibres with a rib of 0.70 mm and 520 PPSI for the processing of microfibres. In addition to that, carding exhibited revolving tops and stationary flats.
Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. The family-owned company, founded in 1852, employed more than 8,800 people. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.