SMIT-ONE: The best rapier technology for tech textiles
Due to its numerous benefits, SMIT-ONE is emerging as a preferred choice for weavers around the world to meet the rising demand for technical textiles.
Technical textiles are textiles that are engineered with a definite functionality. The sector of such functional textiles is regarded as a sunrise sector as it has varied and growing applications across multiple industries such as healthcare, construction, automobile, aerospace, sports, defense, and agriculture. Indian textile mills have realised that the wide-ranging uses of technical textiles represent a huge opportunity and are enhancing their capabilities to create a greater variety of technical textiles. India is becoming a key player in the global technical textile scene. In the past few years, woven fabrics manufactured on rapier looms have comprised a significant part of the total production of technical textiles, especially for applications such as agrotextiles, airbags, canvas fabrics, car seats, coating fabrics, conveyor belts, gauze, geogrids, filter fabric, fiberglass fabric, tire cord, etc.
SMIT srl, a globally renowned weaving machine manufacturing company from Italy with more than 80 years of history, has been supplying advanced rapier looms for technical textile applications. A.T.E. – committed to supporting the Indian textile industry with the latest technology solutions – has recently joined hands with SMIT for the promotion of their rapier looms in India. A.T.E. is a one window solution provider in textile engineering across the textile value chain, with over 80 years of experience. The partnership between these two textile engineering leaders is expected to provide a fillip to the Indian technical textile segment.
SMIT was recognised for the development of the well-known dynamically controlled rapier ribbon system in the late 80s, which was the most significant development of the guideless carbon punched tape technology. The philosophy of innovation at SMIT is evident in its new, revolutionary weaving machine – the SMIT-ONE – a patented single rapier weft transfer weaving machine for the manufacture of technical textiles.
Key features of the SMIT-ONE are:
Benefits of SMIT-ONE are:
high efficiency on the SMIT-ONE
The SMIT-ONE can be used in the manufacture of fashion fabrics, safety gear, glass fabrics, carbon fabrics, filter fabrics, sportswear, sophisticated clothing and furnishing, etc and is suitable to produce fabrics in which complicated yarns are used. Mono-rapier system has been tested mainly in fashion fabrics with different and complicated weft.
Further, SMIT-ONE offers highest versatility, efficiency in terms of weft insertion, flexibility with the widest range of fabrics, and energy savings.
Due to these numerous benefits, SMIT-ONE is emerging as a preferred choice for weavers around the world to meet the rising demand for technical textiles.