Canvas and Filter variant for OptiMax rapier

Picanol has extended the capabilities of its flexible rapier machine to handle heavier and very heavy fabrics such as spun canvas and filament filter.

When fitted on our rapier machine the modules make it possible to weave up to 15% heavier fabrics in terms of cover factor and weight per square meter. And yet these machines can also be used to weave standard fabrics at reasonably high speeds.

The modules used on the Heavy Canvas & Filter Fabrics variant serve to increase the beat-up power and reinforce take-up and let-off so as to guarantee a stable beat-up line and minimum distortion in the fabric. For filter fabrics this means even porosity over the width of the fabric.

The first customers who have modified their machines to weave canvas and filter fabrics with this new variant have reported excellent fabric properties and stable performance over time.