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9th May 2019, Kortrijk

Superba’s new space dyeing machine at ITMA 2019

The latest Superba MCD/3 space dyeing machine. © Superba

The latest Superba MCD/3 space dyeing machine. © Superba

Superba, a Vandewiele company, will introduce the latest version of its MCD/3 space dyeing machine for carpets at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from 20-26 June, along with further new developments in heat-setting, texturising and winding technologies.

Suberba leads the field in heat-setting machines, having installed more than 350 of its TVP3 lines for all types of carpet yarns, whether polyester, polypropylene, polyamide PAN, wool or blends. A further 80 LV3 models for acrylic yarns are also now successfully running at carpet plants around the world, the company reports.

Superba space-dyed carpet with bicolour print. © Superba

Superba space-dyed carpet with bicolour print. © Superba

The latest MCD/3 space dyeing machine is capable of handling a layer of 72 ends with a range of spot length – especially for the ultra-short spots of below 25mm, thus enabling “one-pile/one-color” process on the carpet.

Synergies

In combination with a TVP3 heat-setting line, it can space dye polyester or polyamide yarns with up to six colours and also allow special dyeing effects such as bi-colour printing to be achieved. For acrylic yarns, the MCD/3 can similarly be combined with Superba’s new high-capacity DL/5 setting line.

Further synergies are possible with Vandwiele weaving or tufting machines, with all technologies now being equipped for machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme. The company’s sensors, software programmes and servers have become increasingly sophisticated and the real-time data from different machines – across connected manufacturing sites and across different countries and even continents – can be collected and shared.

Superba space-dyed carpet with bicolour print. © Superba

Superba space-dyed carpet with bicolour print. © Superba

Digital models of both machines and production processes can be created and analysed for the optimisation of production settings, to vastly improve scheduling and planning and also make considerable savings on raw materials and energy. “For carpet manufacturers, all of this is leading to the creation of truly Smart Factories,” the manufacturer says.

Other innovations

Further Vandwiele products to be unveiled by the company at ITMA 2019 will include:

  • The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert weaving machine
  • The new VSi32 Velvet Smart Innovator jacquard, in combination with the latest Smart Creel, for the production of Italian velvet
  • The INCA (interlacing by non-continuous air) system for BCF extrusion systems
  • The Vandewiele Cobble Colortec L+ versatile tufting machine
  • A range of jacquards from Vandewiele Bonas
  • The completely revised Titan 5540 carpet finishing machine from Vandewiele Titan
  • The Vandewiele Protechna Arraycam 5420 optical inspection system
  • The latest IRO-ROJ weft insertion technologies

www.vandewiele.com

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