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9 Apr 2015

Groz-Beckert at the ShanghaiTex 2015

Albstadt, Germany / Shanghai, China: The ShanghaiTex will be held from 15 to 18 June in Shanghai (China) on a surface of over 100,000 m2. The exhibition is a platform for the textile machine business with focus on automated textile technological applications. Groz-Beckert will present its product and service highlights in hall W1, booth B50.

In the Felting area Groz-Beckert will present needles for filtration felts. The range or products comprises numerous needle types with different barb sizes and shapes as well as gauges and cross sections. This means that the right needle can be offered for differently needled filter media. If a high surface quality is desired, Groz-Beckert recommends a combination of GEBECON® and EcoStar felting needles. The stability of the GEBECON® needle provides a high surface quality in the preneedling process, while in intermediate and finish needling the EcoStar needle gives a high surface quality to the finished product. Where high efficiency is the priority, the Twisted needle with its twisted working part is the right choice.

With the model of a circular knitting machine made of acrylic glass, the Knitting area will allow insights into the interaction of the individual components – Groz-Beckert needles, system parts, and cylinder. 14 knitting technologies as well as a unique gauge gradient on a segment of a cylinder from E10 to E50 will be shown. Another central topic will be the improvement of productivity in the circular knitting process. Groz-Beckert will demonstrate how big the positive effects of minimal changes to the five key factors in the knitting process – machine speed, efficiency, needle lifetime and breakage rate as well as energy consumption – can be.

The customers will learn how they can exploit saving potentials by the use of precisely fitting high quality Groz-Beckert products. In addition, the company will present part of its warp knitting products showing that the range of compound needles is gradually complemented by modules for tricot machines. In the flat knitting area, the Groz-Beckert standard needle will be compared to a needle especially designed for technical applications to give an idea of the variety of applications it covers and demonstrate its excellent strength.

In the Weaving area Groz-Beckert is full-range supplier both for high-quality weaving accessories and machines for weaving preparation. At the exhibition, Groz-Beckert will present its KnotMaster tying machine. The unique modular system sets new standards in service and maintenance friendliness. Despite numerous functions – such as four tying methods, single and double knits, short knot-ends or the yarn break detector – the advanced touch screen control makes the handling of the machine especially simple. Thanks to its broad range of application, the standard version AS/3 has established itself as a bestseller. The tying machine can handle all kinds of yarn like cotton, wool, synthetic as well as blended and elastic yarns.

The Sewing area will highlight the topic SEWING5. The term represents the comprehensive service concept with which Groz-Beckert supports the sewing industry in facing any kind of challenges in the market. The five S of SEWING5 include Supply, Solutions, Service, Superiority und Sustainability. From the point of view of Groz-Beckert, "Superiority", for instance, stands for certified top quality, specialized products, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies. "Solutions" stands for Groz-Beckert product innovations and the endeavor to offer the perfect needle for each requirement. In chainstitch and lockstitch machines, the innovative needle geometry LoopControl® allows to form a perfect loop. The distinctively rounded needle protects the material and reduces the risk of needle breakage and point damage. Other than that, it provides an improved seam appearance.

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