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Aluminum and carbon fiber in perfect union – fulfill the highest demands with the new high-performance heald frame ALtop® HYBRID
Technology in detail
Innovative design with aluminum profile and high-performance carbon fibers
The ultra-lightweight frame staves on the ALtop® HYBRID are ideally suited to the dynamic loads of modern high-speed weaving machines – and this is an especially critical factor in applications with positively-controlled heald frame movements.
Tried and tested corner connection
The corner connection contains no moving components. This guarantees a firm screw connection and simple, precise lateral support positioning, ensuring that the frame will withstand extreme loads but at the same time facilitating simple, reliable warp preparation .
It's all in the material
The selected materials used for the ALtop® HYBRID are extremely lightweight but still durable and resistant to bending – with no intermediate support. This increases the service life and durability of the heald frames and weaving machines. The low weight of the ALtop® HYBRID also facilitates handling in daily operation.
Open for your application
The new heald frame has a highly diverse range of applications. Weaving mills now have all kinds of possible options, also because Groz-Beckert offers the ALtop® HYBRID in all the standard nominal widths.
For weaving machines with two drive points, double carbon-fiber-reinforced staves are used both for the upper and the lower frame stave.
For weaving machines with three or more drive points, a double carbon-fiber-reinforced frame stave is used above. Below, a geometrically adapted light metal frame stave is used.
A great deal to offer
The ALtop® HYBRID at a glance:
- Maximum bending resistance of frame staves
- Suitable for automatic drawing-in on conventional machines
- Can be used without intermediate support, even at wider nominal widths
- Innovative design with two high-performance carbon fiber profiles in the same frame stave
The ALtop® HYBRID is impressive:
- Improved weft insertion
- Flawless fabrics
- Less spare parts needed
- Long service life and easy handling
If you have any questions about the new high-performance heald frame ALtop® HYBRID, just contact the experts from Groz-Beckert.