Innovations at Techtextil India
The H Alpha loom is a new variation of Hyperpunch technology. 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” realizes very uniform stitch distributions over a wide range of line speed. The related “6000X” is suitable for Hyperpunch needle looms.
The Hypertex technology (photo) combines a grid of endless fibers and nonwovens 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 will offer further chances of fiber savings for needlefelts used in automotive and other applications. Topologically distributed fiber masses can be positioned in the felt where needed by so-called “individual web forming spots”. A wide variety of smart manufacturing actions are included in “diloline 4.0” which, in collaboration with Siemens aim at further simplifying operation, increasing transparency in web forming and consolidation thereby increasing efficiency, and can be used to avoid irregular behavior. This system will be helpful to further secure the complex functions within the production system independently of personnel and shift.