Santaframe features ingenious solutions for heated air distribution and exhaust.
Santaframe features ingenious solutions for heated air distribution and exhaust.
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Santex Rimar Group unites leading players in the world of textile machinery for weaving, finishing, technical textiles, and green technologies for water treatment and drying processes. Three of these well-known brands will showcase their novelties and flagship ranges with an impressive technology presentation at ITMA Asia + CITME.

The Group has recently opened production site in Qingpu District, Shanghai on the 50th anniversary of Santex Rimar Shanghai, in November 2020. The plant comprises three production halls, employing nearly 100 people. All the machines to be showcased at the trade fair will be newly produced in China.

The Santex brand in textile finishing has developed an air-flow technique for high-quality processing. The fabric is carried on a cushion of air, giving a softer handle and better shrinkage values.

The new Santaframe stenter features ingenious solutions for heated air distribution and exhaust. Its heating element is uniquely positioned, after the circulating air turbine (on the pressure side), in a sealed chamber above the fabric track. This avoids the risk of condensation dropping onto the fabric. Improved loading of the circulating and exhaust air with humidity results in less exhaust air than conventional stenter frames.

Further highlights of the new Santaframe include a built-in exhaust ducting device, an emergency standstill system and the choice of heating devices. The renowned Aero-Surf Nozzle System is still a key element, promoting softest handle, excellent shrinkage and uniform heat-setting.

SMIT is a renowned producer of weaving machines, known for developing the world’s first flexible-ribbon weaving machine in 1958. Today, the Free Flight Ribbons System works without ribbon guide hooks to ensure the cleanest shed, and the 2FAST compact weaving machine offers many more technical innovations for competitive performance.

The new patented grippers feature a reduced cross-section which guarantees top efficiency for every yarn type. Optimized shed geometry ensures superior fabric construction and high efficiency at the greatest production rates. Further advantages come from the short mechanical transmission, ensuring highest running regularity, and low energy consumption. The high-efficiency brushless motor with permanent magnets delivers the highest power factor with lowest heat generation.

2FAST is a long-term investment that is built to last, with its robust design methodology assuring long service life and minimum spare parts use. Its solid construction is based on a 20% increase in frame stiffness.

Cavitec gives fabric the final touch, with sophisticated machinery for coating, laminating, impregnation and prepreg. Cavimelt textile laminating machine adopts hot-melt process, applying adhesive as dots or in predefined patterns, using an engraved roller, on film, web and textile substrates.

As said, hot-melt technology offers many advantages over conventional coating and laminating processes. Its wide application range, flexibility and high production reliability means producers can choose from a large selection of adhesives and substrates.

The Cavimelt process is user-friendly and sustainable because it is free of solvents and water. It does not need auxiliary equipment to evaporate exhaust air and any questionable emissions. Cavimelt is gentle to the environment, laminating with a soft touch and performing surface treatments to suit many application-specific requirements.

Booth: H5 C34, H3 D08