The Famacont PMC uses continuous opto-electronic scanning with transmitted or incident light or imaging with a camera.
The Famacont PMC uses continuous opto-electronic scanning with transmitted or incident light or imaging with a camera.

From May 14 to 17, Techtextil  2019 will bring together more exhibitors from even more countries than before in Frankfurt, Germany to present technical textiles for all applications.

Mahlo

Booth: H3.0 B42

Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG will be exhibiting excerpts from their broad portfolio of modular systems and innovative solutions.

At the booth, visitors will observe the Famacont PMC-15 thread density measurement in live operation. The system measures the thread or knit density by means of a sensor on the running web and compares it with the nominal value stored in the recipe data management.

The detected deviation of the thread density from the nominal value is used to fully automatically regulate the over-feed during the pinning process on the tenter. For measurement, the Famacont PMC uses continuous opto-electronic scanning with transmitted or incident light or imaging with a camera. Its special feature is that the system can display weft and warp threads.

Also on display will be a model of the Orthopac CRVMC-12 automatic straightener – a specialist for technical textiles. Due to its very solid construction, the machine with its modular design allows large working widths of up to 5,400 mm with high tensile stress at the same time. This makes it ideal for technical textiles, glass fabrics and woven or tufted carpets.

Another special feature is that the bow rollers are only swung into the fabric when required and produce a very uniform straightening effect. If there is no bow distortion, the rollers are in neutral position without touching the fabric.

Monforts

Booth: H3.0 F01

A Monforts texCoat magnetic coating unit as part of a Montex range.Since the company acquired the coating technology that its texCoat and Allround systems are based on in 2015, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG has made a lot of refinements. All of these developments are reflected in higher coating accuracy and the resulting quality of the treated fabrics. At the same time, its latest multi-functional coating heads offer an unprecedented range of options, with a wide range of modules available.

At the show, Monforts will demonstrate a number of enhancements that have recently been made to its texCoat and Allround coating units.

In a major development for the coating of technical textiles and nonwovens, Monforts is now offering the coating roller for its texCoat and Allround coating units as an optional carbon fibre version, in order to meet the high level of coating accuracy.

The carbon rollers provide the extreme stiffness necessary to deal with the winding tension required in the processing of materials such as prepregs for composites and other heavyweight fabrics, but at the same time, a significant improvement in coating accuracy is achieved, even for very lightweight flexible materials

In addition, the surfaces of the rollers are protected against both abrasion and damage from aggressive chemicals by a special ceramic coating. A further benefit is that the rollers are much easier to clean.

Stäubli

Booth: H3.0 B02

 MAGMA T12 warp-tying machine.Stäubli plays an important role in the design and quality of the end product, thanks to its core competencies in shedding (dobby and Jacquard machines) and weaving preparation (drawing-in and warp-tying machines).

At the booth, the company will introduce the Magma T12, a warp-tying solution for technical yarns. This tying machine processes monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP tapes, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres and many other yarn types.

Another highlight will be the TF20 weaving system for complex multi-layer fabrics. Individually configurable, this system allows the production of flat and spacer fabrics, complex and very thick and/or dense multi-layer fabrics, as well with material mix, and 3D textiles.

In addition, the LXL/LXXL Jacquard machines for producing complex one-piece woven) airbags will be introduced. These machines feature lifting motions that ensure 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. The shed opening is optimised and loads on the warp threads during weft insertion are reduced. The robust construction and uncompromising use of high-quality materials guarantee the reliability and longevity of every machine.

Thies

Booth: H3.0 F23

 Thies HT-Jigger is used for dyeing fabrics, nonwovens or space fabrics in open width form.Thies Textilmaschinen will highlight its latest range of machines for the treatment of technical textiles.

One of the highlights is the newly developed dyeing machine iCone which treats yarns, fibres, flakes, cables, ropes and belts. The new technique enables dyeing in short fleet. Obtaining uniform dyes and the required fastness is self-evident. Due to the new energy-efficient functions the iCone is able to colour in a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way.

Another field of application is the discontinuous bleaching of cellulose fibres for medical purposes and/ or any other fibres such as polyester, acrylic and polyamide.

In the Thies product portfolio one can find the corresponding presses and dryers.

Furthermore, the company will introduce the Thies HT-Jigger, which is used for dyeing fabrics, nonwovens or space fabrics in open width form. The HT-Jigger offers stepless tension and material speed control with an economical dye trough. It has been designed to offer uniform dyeing in short liquor ratios.

Suitable to process textiles at temperatures up to 143ºC, the HT-Jigger is recommended for the treatment of crease sensitive, permeable and non-permeable fabrics; to offer optimum flexibility for finishing of all modern fibres.

Key applications are the automotive sector with, for example, treatments of vehicle interiors or industrial sectors, which use filter materials.