W&K Criss-Cross | April 2015
Stäubli ALPHA 500 for carpet weaving
The ALPHA 500 series carpet weaving machines are state-of-the-art solutions for producing any kind of area rugs and wall-to-wall carpets. Typical applications cover the residential, contract and transportation sector.
New design options in carpet weaving up to 5.3 m wide with the advanced ALPHA series: With the highest flexibility in design options and weaving widths up to 5.3 m, the new ALPHA 500 UNIVERSAL carpet weaving machine from Schönherr includes all proven features of the ALPHA 400 and delivers increased productivity while handling different carpet sizes.
Proven efficiency in carpet production: The ALPHA series has been well proven at numerous weaving mills and is known for efficient production of area rugs and wall-to-wall carpets for the residential, contract, and transportation sectors.
New level of flexibility: The highest production of standard carpets with unbeatable qualities is possible with the ALPHA 400 EASYSYSTEM. This carpet weaving machine features essential state-of-the-art technology such as a real three-position Jacquard machine, servo-controlled cutting device with toothed belt, cam disk dobby, liquid cooling system, and other additional options offering even more flexibility.
Different carpet qualities: On the ALPHA 400 UNIVERSAL each size of order can be processed very quickly. Different carpet qualities are possible by simply programming the parameters; e.g. 2-shot, 3-shot, and single-shot bindings can be woven on the same machine and changed by simply pushing a button.
Reed density up to 1020/m: Reed densities up to 1020/m or even higher are becoming standard. Today the ALPHA 400 I INNOVATION as well as the ALPHA 400 UNIVERSAL master even higher reed densities up to 1020/8. With the servo cutting device, the rotary dobby type 2688, or the servo-controlled UNIVAL 500T, carpets are produced with excellent surfaces, the highest resolution, no mixed contours, and a very clear carpet back.
Area rugs and wall-to-wall carpets with higher speed; loop carpets with weft effect: With the ALPHA 400 SINGLELOOP, area rugs and wall-to-wall products for different applications can be woven at production speeds two to three times higher than with wire loom technology. Loop and flatweave structures as well as combinations can be realized. This machine is also well known for the production of loop carpets with weft effects or flat-woven Kelim rugs featuring Magic Weft Effect.
New options for designers and carpet weavers: The Multi Weft Selector allows the insertion of up to six different weft yarns in the same fabric, which offers endless possibilities and new options for designers and carpet weavers. Because of its modular design, a weaving machine can be equipped with any required number of selectors: 2+2, 2+4, 3+3, and so on, up to a maximum of 6+6 different fillings. New carpet technologies such as Magic Weft Effect and the next generation, ´Magic Weft Effect 3´ are possible thanks to the Multi Weft Selector. Different wefts are visible next to each other at the same pick line, enabling ´free Jacquard patterning´ with up to 6 weft yarns. The carpet world has responded to the resulting marvelous patterns with great enthusiasm. ´Magic Shadow Effect´ is newly launched. A uni-colour pattern emerges through different angles and creates new possibilities for modern living styles. Carpets woven with 1020 reed/m, eight colours, and combined with ´Traditional Carpet Effect´ appear to be hand-knotted. The difference to man-made products is noticeable only to experts. 4m weaving width is possible.
For further information:
Stäubli India, B/ 407, 23, Floral Deck Plaza,
Central Main Road, Andheri(E), Chakala,
Mumbai - 400093