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Karl Mayer acquires AEI technology

Yarn tensioners complement a comprehensive range for warp knitting preparation.

9th August 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Obertshausen, Germany

Clothing/​Footwear, Industrial

Karl Mayer has acquired the YTC yarn tensioner technology of Appalachian Electronic Instruments (AEI), based in Lewisburg, West Virginia, effective from 1st September 2022.

Karl Mayer will take over after sales service for the installed machine base of YTC-2000 AND YTC-2000 MAX yarn tensioners for warp knitting weaving preparation as well as supplying new machines.

AEI will continue to provide support to Karl Mayer and its customers during the transition. As market leader and full range supplier in indigo dyeing, Karl Mayer will complete its yarn tensioner product range with this integration of the YTC technology.

Since patenting the first electronic disk tensioner in 1979, AEI has been a leading supplier of yarn tensioners for denim and warp knitting applications. After 43 years, AEI has made the decision to exit the tension control market and focus on its patented broken and tight yarn monitoring technology.

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