Picanol to Present Rapier & Air-Jet Innovations at ITM 2018

           ITM 2018 will be held at the Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul from April 14th to 17th. Underlining the importance of the Turkish market, the Picanol team will be exhibiting two rapier and two air-jet looms in Hall 2, Booth 216.

Since 1998, Picanol has been active in Turkey with its own organization and offices in Istanbul and Bursa, employing a total of 26 people. Besides sales activities, they ensure local service, print repair and the availability of a strategic stock of spare parts.

Picanol has an outstanding record in the production of high-tech rapier looms. Since the launch of its very first loom with rapier insertion in 1975, Picanol has installed over 90,000 rapier looms throughout the world. With industrial speeds of up to 750 rpm, the OptiMax-i is unquestionably the world’s fastest rapier loom in industrial production. Highlights of the new rapier loom include increased performance, more rigid construction, new applications, smart energy efficiency, improved ergonomics and user-friendliness. The OptiMax-i is available in reed widths ranging from 190 to 540 cm. It is also the most versatile with the Guided Gripper system (GC) and Free Flight system (FF). The Guided Positive Gripper (GPG) system has been developed for dedicated technical fabrics. Meanwhile, additional features have been developed to meet the ever-increasing demand for versatility, which include among others Electronic Filling Tensioner (EFT), SmartEye filling detector and SmartCut filling cutter.

Picanol will also present its TerryMax-i rapier loom for terry towel production. The direct electronic drive of the cloth fell mechanism guarantees perfect pile formation, and enables weavers to program the pile height loop by loop, as well as programming the pre-beat-up distance of every single filling yarn, which in turn permits endless design possibilities. Special features include OptiSpeed, pile height monitoring and needle roller control. Besides the TerryMax-i, Picanol also has an air-jet loom for terry production: the TERRYplus Summum. This means that Picanol is the only high-end provider on the market offering both air-jet and rapier terry looms.

The OMNIplus Summum is Picanol’s high-performance air-jet loom, which combines the latest technology with over 30 years of experience in air-jet weaving. By introducing state-of-the-art technology in hardware and software, the OMNIplus Summum offers the next level to meet new market demands in terms of quality, performance and energy consumption. Built on the reliable BlueBox electronic platform, the OMNIplus Summum is packed with new features that enhance weaving performance and facilitate future improvements. The OMNIplus Summum is equipped with fully electronic pressure regulators, a separate built-in air tank for each weaving channel and a unique triple air tank configuration for the relay nozzles. This improves the user-friendliness and flexibility of the machine, and significantly reduces energy consumption.