Stäubli’s range with state-of-the-art high-end tech
Stäubli presented a wide range of machinery equipped with state-of-the-art high-end technologies and software solutions that offers new and expanded benefits to the textile mill. Visitors to the two Stäubli booths at ITMA Barcelona 2019 learnt how Stäubli solutions can boost their weaving or sock-knitting performance and overall mill efficiency. Besides offering many decisive functional advantages, Stäubli machines promise a very long lifespan, especially when original replacement parts are used. Stäubli provides these many years after the sale.
SAFIR S60 automatic drawing-in system
The SAFIR series of drawing-in systems offers unique advantages thanks to AWC (Active Warp Control), Stäubli’s exclusive yarn-repeat management system. Visitors will see how the precision of this ingenious technology leads to more first-quality output, supports on-time delivery, and boosts the overall productivity of the weaving department.
AWC is based on optical, non-contact recognition and measurement of yarn characteristics using two cameras. High-performance processors analyse the images and deliver precise data at millisecond intervals on the condition of the warp yarns being processed. By comparing this data with the production parameters, which is available to the system though the programmed draw-in repeat on the one hand and the mill’s own empirical values on the other, errors are detected with a high degree of certainty.
Visitors experienced the SAFIR S60 automatic drawing-in system in operation with one drawing-in truck and featuring the standard AWC feature ‘double-end detection’ as well as other AWC functions. The machine will be processing a 100% cotton warp with a 1:1 lease at a density of 30 ends/cm.
New S1792 cam motion
Stäubli’s frame-weaving solutions are renowned for reliable high-speed weaving and adaptability to any kind of plain or patterned fabric and any kind of weaving machine. This versatility, in conjunction with robustness and high quality, has made the broad range of 1600/1700 series of cam motions and the S3000/S3200 series of electronic rotary dobbies well known as extremely reliable workhorses – machines that can be serviced and repaired even many years after purchase, thanks to the long-term availability of original replacement parts.
Thanks to its continual R&D activities, Stäubli delivers machinery that perfectly meets evolving market demands and the associated customer requirements. At this show, Stäubli is launching the new S1792 cam motion with 10 levers for greater flexibility in air-jet applications. This cam motion is used in conjunction with the high-performance e32/e33 transmission, which features maintenance-free bearings and low maintenance requirements, resulting in reduced downtime and lower maintenance costs.
LXXL Jacquard machine
The LXXL machine boasts a large format (up to 25,600 hooks or 51,200 hooks in a tandem installation), for flat, terry, and velvet fabrics. It is dedicated to luxury and high-quality fabrics for clothing, upholstery silk weaving, bed linen, coverings, and technical applications.
Like the LX/LXL, the LXXL features lifting motion that ensures precise shedding geometry and absolutely vibration-free movement even at high speeds. The optimally coordinated kinematics of all moving parts within the machine and the directly mounted components such as the drives enable routine weaving of very heavy fabrics. And when high-speed weaving of complex applications such as airbags or African damask is required, the LX series assures reliable operation and correct hook selection thanks to an additional recognition technology: the new NOEMI electronic system, which features fewer connectors and ensures extremely stable data transmission. NOEMI minimises electrical consumption and supports the Stäubli hallmark characteristics of the LX/LXL/LXXL machines such as reliability, productivity, and longevity.