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11 May 2016

The Groz-Beckert highlights at the ITM

Albstadt, Germany/Istanbul, Turkey: From 1 to 4 June 2016 the 16th International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. Groz-Beckert will be represented at the "Tüyap" exhibition grounds with a 210 m² stand in hall 7, booth 707/B showcasing the products and services of its product areas Knitting, Weaving, Nonwovens and Carding.

The product area Knitting will put the emphasis on the interaction of needles and system parts. Transparent knitting and warp knitting machines will give the visitor unique insights into the interplay of all components. The "CircularKnit" exhibit, a circular knitting machine replica made of acrylic glass, will visualize 14 different knitting technologies from gauge E10 to E50. The transparent "WarpKnit" exhibit will present the warp knitting modules that are new in the Groz-Beckert portfolio. A special highlight from the product range is the further developed litespeed® version "litespeed® plus". Its optimized needle geometry reduces the machine temperature and leads to significant energy savings in the knitting process. The acrylic model "litespeed® plus" will show the needle "live in action" in an extraordinary way.

In the product area Weaving, Groz-Beckert will among others present the quick and universal knitting machine KnotMaster AS/3 at the ITM. An advantage of the high-performance knotting machine is its service and maintenance friendliness. Touch screen control makes operation easy. With four tying methods, single knots, automatic repetition, doubles detector and yarn break detector the AS/3 provides many useful features and, with its widespread range of applications, it is one of the bestsellers among the standard versions. In addition, the knotting machine is capable of handling a large variety of different yarns like cotton, wool, synthetic as well as blended and elastic yarns.

In the product area Felting, special needle solutions for different applications in the nonwovens industry will occupy center stage. As the individual needle types of the Groz-Beckert range of products vary in terms of barb size and shape as well as working part gauge and cross-section, the correct needle can be offered for each application. To obtain a high surface quality, the use of GEBECON® and EcoStar® felting needles is recommended. GEBECON® is characterized by an increased stability combined with a high bending resistance and ensures a good surface structure in the pre-needling process. In the intermediate and finish needling, the EcoStar® needle guarantees a high surface quality of the end product. For products where a high tensile strength is required, the Twisted needle is the right choice. Its twisted working part makes for a particularly efficient needling. It is used, for example, in the production of automotive textiles or geotextiles. For the mechanical web bonding, among others used in the production of items for the hygiene and medical sector, Groz-Beckert offers jet strips. At the exhibition, jet strips made of three different materials will be presented: HyTec® Standard, HyTec® D and HyTec® GEBEDUR®.

The product area Carding will highlight SiroLock® as well as EvoStep® doffer and worker wires at the ITM. Together they guarantee a homogeneous fiber distribution and minimized fiber consumption in the nonwovens process. SiroLock® and EvoStep® wires feature a pronounced step undercut on the tooth front and a distinctive tooth shape. The optimized geometries of these wires allow an up to 30 % higher fiber take-up and retention. This significantly improves the fiber control and prevents fiber fly in spite of high production speeds. The higher degree of fiber control significantly improves the fiber transfer from the main cylinder to the worker or doffer, avoiding unnecessary fiber recycling around the main drum. The reduced maintenance effort facilitates a faster and smooth restart. SiroLock® and EvoStep®, therefore, guarantee a clearly improved fiber blending and thus higher quality of the web than with conventional card clothing – and at the same time reduce fiber consumption.

For the spinning industry, the product area Carding will also showcase a special doffer wire for synthetic fibers with a rib of 0.70 mm and 520 PPSI for the processing of microfibers. In addition to that, Carding will exhibit revolving tops, stationary flats, and cleaning fillets.

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