Customers have long been looking for a technological breakthrough that would allow them to weave with four weft colors while using a two-color reed design. The cost of an airjet reed depends on several parameters. By avoiding the need for a conical reed when weaving four colors, the reed cost can be significantly reduced.
The JetFunnel is designed to meet this requirement. When used on a four color airjet machine the conical entrance on the reed is no longer always required.
Another clear advantage reported by customers who have tested this feature is the positive impact on both stop level and fabric quality.
The JetFunnel is able to offer these advantages because it is positioned at the tip of the movable main nozzle and brings the weft yarn close enough to the ideal insertion position in the reed channel.
This feature is available on the after-market, for OMP800 and OMNIplus Summum machines.