P1 Rapier weaving machine: Ready for the future

P1 Rapier weaving machine: Ready for the future

The new DORNIER P1 from Lindauer DORNIER is able to produce technical textiles, home textiles and clothing with flexibility and precision.

The new DORNIER P1 from Lindauer DORNIER is able to produce technical textiles, home textiles and clothing with flexibility and precision.

Lindauer DORNIER GmbH has been producing weaving machines for over half a century. Since the beginning of the technical developments in weaving, the company’s central focus is aimed at perfected technologies for the production of high quality woven fabrics.

“Quality creates value” – the DORNIER rapier weaving machine has set the technological standard in the high quality home textiles market for decades. Practically everything which can be wound on bobbins is efficiently converted into high quality woven fabric on this machine. Its success story is consistently continued with the new DORNIER P1 rapier weaving machine.

Immediate reaction to market requirements – in this respect the new P1 rapier weaving machine opens up every possibility. Thanks to its ease of operation and reduced maintenance cost, it can be adapted even more quickly to any fabric. Its setting consistency provides for rapid production starts on new articles, enabling optimum fabric quality to be achieved in the shortest possible time – even when using complex yarns. Its unsurpassable processing reliability guarantees high productivity at the same time as maximum flexibility.

The new DORNIER P1: A universal talent

With up to 16 filling colours, the P1 is able to produce technical textiles, home textiles and clothing with flexibility and precision, whether in combination with a Jacquard machine with up to 20,000 lifting hooks, a 28-shaft dobby, cam motion or the DORNIER EasyLeno unit. Its unique, positively controlled center transfer plus a wealth of patented components, such as the DORNIER MotoLeno or DORNIER AirGuide for example, guarantee processing reliability. The P1’s versatile application range runs from high quality silk fabrics for 16 filling colour furniture upholstery fabrics, via highly imaginative ladies wear through to carbon, glass or coated geotextiles with the coarsest yarn counts in warp and weft and densities of 0.5 ends/cm or even lower.

Dornier rapier filling insertion

Filling insertion with positively controlled center transfer is the heart of the P1 rapier weaving machine. The filling is picked up and transferred precisely and reliably through the open shed and held securely until bound in.

The human hand as the model: With positive centre transfer, the rapier motion is precisely controlled via complementary cam gear boxes. The open left-hand clamp of the left hand rapier grips the yarn presented by the filling selector needle before entering the shed. After controlled closure of this clamp, scissors cut off the filling at the fabric side. Filling transfer from left-hand to right-hand rapier is effected positively in the centre under full control. Following the pick transfer, the taker rapier brings the filling to the right-hand fabric edge. The shed remains open throughout the entire insertion phase. The filling is released by the controlled rapier clamp only when it is firmly secured by the catch selvedge. Rapier motion and function during filling insertion are similar to baton changing between two athletes during a relay race.

The DORNIER-specific filling insertion system:

  • Yarn pick-up by the left-hand rapier before entry into the shed
  • Filling yarn transfer in the fabric centre
  • Release of the inserted filling by the righthand rapier only after being secured by the catch selvedge

Immediate machine start after product change: Reliable pick and pick yarn insertion of fine to coarse yarns and positively controlled yarn transfer from left-hand to right-hand rapier in every phase. Indispensable prerequisit

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