Groz-Beckert: Comprehensive product
portfolio and services
Groz-Beckert presented its
comprehensive product portfolio and services in the areas of
Knitting, Weaving, Felting, Carding and Sewing at Techtextil and
Texprocess at 2017.
In Knitting, Groz-Beckert presented its product
portfolio for the technologies circular knitting, warp knitting
and flat knitting, as well as customer-specific solutions. With
system solutions from a single source, the company is responding
to more stringent requirements for wear, load capacity of key
components and the workability of different materials. Increased
market penetration in warp knitting and the processing of
materials such as metal and glass-fiber in flat-knitting mills
call for custom-tailored solutions.
The Mobile Lab by Groz Beckert was
another Sewing highlight during the show.
The Weaving department presented its comprehensive
range of products for weaving preparation and weaving
accessories at the Techtextil. A highlight of the portfolio is
the PosiLeno® leno system, which boosts efficiency up to 100
percent. Moreover, an acrylic weaving machine mock-up, the
WeavingLoom, provided an insight into the operation of heald
frames, healds, warp stop motions and drop wires. The jacquard
heald was shown using the WeavingLoom. Made of mono wire, this
product facilitates not only high densities but also a
particularly gentle workmanship. In combination with the
innovative thread eye, which is glued into the mono wire instead
of welded, Groz-Beckert provides for uniform fabric quality and
high machine efficiency.
PosiLeno® leno system.
With product area Felting, the company highlights its
contribution towards the nonwovens industry.
The service life and rust resistance of felting and
structuring needles have been, and are, important issues in
nonwoven manufacturing. Groz-Beckert presented its latest
innovation: Groz-Beckert® dur. The patented manufacturing
process of the needles in combination with a new base material
improves resistance to corrosion with up to 30% longer service
life. Moreover, the staple fiber needle punch line inaugurated
in March in the Technology and Development Center at the company
headquarters in Albstadt was also presented during the
For Spunlance customers, Groz-Beckert displayed another new
product with its HyTec® jet strips. As well as improved handling
properties, the innovative jet strips also feature significantly
higher hardness, which has a positive effect on all mechanical
properties such as scratch resistance, bending strength and
The Carding department focused on improved performance and on
raw material savings. The high-performance worker and doffer
wires SiroLock® and EvoStep® attracted the interest of the
spinning sector. The EvoStep® card clothing features a unique
slanted step undercut on the tooth front. In this area the
working angle is significantly more pronounced than conventional
worker and doffer wires.
EvoStep® card clothing.
SiroLock® card clothing.
Compared to EvoStep® card clothing, which aims to reduce raw
material consumption, the focus of SiroLock® card clothing is on
boosting performance of the roller card via high delivery rates
and nonwoven weights.
The area of Sewing highlighted process optimization by
presenting the Quality Management INH (Ideal Needle Handling) at
this year’s Techtextil. The patented process provides support in
the handling of sewing machine needles during the entire sewing
operation and has recently also been offering a digital solution
to document needle breakage: the Smart INH. The documentation
system consists of two pieces of software, a mobile app and a
browser, thereby facilitating the digital saving and storage of
data sets as potential evidence. The Mobile Lab was another
Sewing highlight during the show. It allowed material samples to
be examined and analyzed directly at the Groz-Beckert booth.