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Autefa Solutions to exhibit energy efficient solutions at Techtextil

Autefa’s product range includes fibre preparation machines, aerodynamic web forming machines, Crosslappers, needle looms for mechanical bonding, and more.

23rd March 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Friedberg

Agriculture, Medical/Hygiene, Interiors, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Industrial

Autefa Solutions, an international machine manufacturing group, will exhibit its latest textile machinery at the forthcoming Techtextil international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens that takes place from 4-7 May in Frankfurt.

“We notice a trend in reducing of web weights. Customers want a homogenous product and high production speeds. The Needle Loom Stylus uses it‘s Variliptic drive system for gentle treatment of the fibres at high speeds. The Crosslapper Topliner, in combination with WebMax, significantly improves the web uniformity over the entire width,” commented CEO Dr Stefan Schlichter.

The company delivers turn-key lines as well as individual machines for nonwovens manufacturing. Application fields are the production of artificial leather, filter products and paper-machine felts, automotive felts, geotextiles, floor coverings, felts for insulation and nonwovens for the hygiene industry.

On display

The Webmaster Card works on basis of a patented double doffer system between the two main card cylinders. It is said to maximize the production of the cards and improve the blending and fibre distribution on the second cylinder, facilitating improved product quality even at high production rates.

The Crosslapper Topliner is a key machine in many nonwoven installations, the company reports. It is said to increase the product quality in new installations or as a replacement in existing lines. The Crosslapper also improves the MD/CD ratio and the web strength.

Variliptic drive system

The Needle Loom Stylus is equipped with the innovative Variliptic drive system, designed to enable high production speeds while also ensuring a gentle needling of the nonwoven fabric. This is particularly important during the first process step, the preneedling, the company reports.

The Variliptic drive system optimizes the surface of the nonwoven fabric, while also protecting fibres and minimizing the needle wear.

Key strengths

The key strengths of the Autefa Solutions belt dryers are uniform airflow and the precisely adjustable temperature distribution, the ability to maintain loft or to create high densities.

Energy efficiency is said to be guaranteed by EnRec Technology, which offers a 6-level energy saving concept that substantially reduces the energy consumption of new or existing lines.

Product range

Autefa Solutions’ product range includes fibre preparation machines, nonwovens cards, as well as aerodynamic web forming machines (Airlay), crosslappers and needle looms for mechanical bonding.

The field of Autefa Solutions’ nonwovens technology was expanded by Autefa Solutions Switzerland which delivers equipment for thermo-bonding, drying as well as cutting, winding and festooning technology.

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