Picanol to display 4 airjets and 3 rapiers

As one of the worlds leading weaving machine manufacturers, Picanol has always had a very close relationship with the Chinese textile industry. This relationship is not a matter of chance or coincidental developments:

As one of the worlds leading weaving machine manufacturers, Picanol has always had a very close relationship with the Chinese textile industry. This relationship is not a matter of chance or coincidental developments: on the contrary, it is the result of long-term, strategic planning by the Picanol management.

Picanol offers nine types of weaving machines: the OptiMax, GT-Max, GTMax-i and GTXplus with rapier technology, the OMNIplus Summum, OMNIplus 800, TERRYplus 800, OMNIplus 800 TC and the OMNIplus-X with airjet insertion technology. Together, these machines cover the full spectrum of textiles including apparel, household and technical fabrics. The high degree of digitisation of all these machines, together with their Sumo main drive, ensures a lower weaving cost, higher quality of the fabrics produced, greater flexibility and exceptional ease of operation in comparison with other weaving machines.

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Picanol will present a wide variety of weaving machines, both airjet and rapier. Besides the OMNIplus Summum, also the OMNIplus-X will be on display. This machine is engineered and produced in Picanols Suzhou plant in China, but using the proven OMNIplus 800 technology. The OMNIplus-X responds to the requirements of the Asian mid-end segment. A novelty on this machine is that it is now also available in 280 and 340 cm widths in addition to the existing weaving widths of 190 cm and 220 cm. Here special attention was given to improved quality output, user friendliness and lower energy costs.

As for the rapier machines, the highlight is an OptiMax weaving a coating fabric on a 540 cm machine equipped with batching motion. On another OptiMax a fancy denim fabric will be woven.

For the first time the new GTMax-i rapier machine will be shown. This new weaving machine is a further development of the existing GT-Max. The main highlights of the GTMax-i are the reinforced gripper system and heavier machine drive, which allows higher production speeds. Also the dobby and undermotion have been completely redesigned.

In total, seven Picanol machines will be on display. Five on its own booth (Hall E1, booth A02). One Picanol OMNIplus Summum with jacquard will be on display at the Bonas booth and another one on the Staubli booth. As a technological market leader, Picanol constantly invests in R&D to assure the highest performance of its weaving machines, both for new machines and for those already installed in the field. For each new product development launched on new machines, the Picanol aftermarket team investigates how the new feature can bring a solution or benefit to get the most out of the weaving machine. Also the after market upgrade possibilities will be presented on the Picanol booth.

Innovation is a constant at Picanol. An R&D team of over 150 researchers are working day-in-day-out on performance, efficiency, user friendliness and versatility of the Picanol weaving machines, so that the weaving industry can get the most out of its energy, time, material, market and talent. This makes the Picanol machines the most innovative in the world.

Teaming up with Picanol is the best guarantee for weavers of being competitive and profitable – now and in the long term. See you at booth A02 in Hall E1!

For further information:

Erwin Devloo, Tel: 057 222 090, Email: edv@picanol.be

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