The H Alpha loom is a new variation of Hyperpunch technology to be presented at Techtextil India. By reducing detrimental draft, increasing throughput speed and lowering costs, it is of interest for universal applications. The surface quality of nonwovens is an important parameter and highly influenced by the needle pattern. The new needle pattern “8000X” can be considered a breakthrough for realising very uniform stitch distributions over a wide range of line speed. The related “6000X” is suitable for Hyperpunch needle looms, according to DiloGroup.
The Hypertex technology combines a grid of endless fibres and nonwoven fabric as a sandwich using the needlepunch process. An additional weaving process becomes unnecessary. The grid improves the tensile strength of products such as filters or roof sheets and will lower costs and production time.
In the field of textile additive manufacturing, the ‘3D-Lofter, which will offer further chances of fibre savings for needlefelts used in the automotive and other applications, will be presented at the expo. It has topologically distributed fibre masses that can be positioned in the felt where needed by so called ‘individual webforming spots’.
Diloline 4.0, includes a wide variety of smart manufacturing actions in collaboration with Siemens, which all aim at further simplifying operation, increasing transparency in web forming and consolidation thereby increasing efficiency. Production data are stored, documented, and compared. An alarm monitor indicates irregular behaviour. A production analysis documents the reasons for standstill times. This data can be used to avoid irregular behaviour. Numerous information modules can be recalled via mobile apps and cloud data (mindSpheres). All these methods to control the machines and to generate production data will be helpful to further secure the complex functions within the production system independently of personnel and shift. (GK)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India