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Loepfe Weftmaster SFB boosts weaving productivity

The WeftMaster brand carries with it a long heritage of international success and reputation for Swiss engineering quality

17th September 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wetzikon, Switzerland


Loepfe Brothers Ltd. has announced the launch of its new WeftMaster SFB, the first of several planned launches featuring latest technology products aimed at maximizing productivity in weaving mills.

The WeftMaster brand carries with it a long heritage of international success and reputation for Swiss engineering quality, with the WeftMaster SFB weft thread brake has now been upgraded with new electronics to control up to four brakes.

Designed for fitting to projectile and rapier looms, the WeftMaster SFB controls the tension for all yarn types, thus minimizing weft thread breaks. Braking start is optimized through precise projectile detection allowing increased loom speeds and promoting higher output. The WeftMaster SFB brakes also feature reduced yarn abrasion and higher wear resistance.

Loepfe’s Head of Products & Solutions Guido Wieland commented: “Today, it’s all about productivity and maximizing return on investment. The WeftMaster SFB helps our customers in the technical textile business to increase production while, effectively, prolonging the life of their original equipment. We know there are still many owners of mechanically-braked weaving looms out there, so would urge them to contact us – there’s never been a better time to adopt a well-proven and reliable electronically-controlled solution.”

Loepfe CEO Dr. Ralph Mennicke added: “Despite the continuing COVID-19 crisis, a few months ago we announced our intent to transform the company and bring new products to the market. While our transformation is already well-advanced, many congratulations to the whole Loepfe team for their excellent work to facilitate the launch of the new WeftMaster SFB product today. We are all very excited about this and other upcoming product launches. Our customers can soon expect more new best-in-class products to support them as economic recovery gets underway.”

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