THEN Smarflow – setting a new standard
in jet dyeing
At ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26th, FONG’s Europe,
based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, will introduce its THEN
Smartflow TSF hydraulic high temperature dyeing machine.
The THEN Smartflow TSF is designed to achieve the lowest
possible energy and water consumption rates available on the
market for jet dyeing, with achievable liquor ratios for a full
load up to 300kg with a reduced kier volume and a liquor ratio
down to 1:3.5 for cotton and 1:2.5 for synthetics.
The Smartflow’s chambers can
accommodate variable loads in terms of both weight
and material for extremely flexible processing.
FONG’s Europe has a number of patents pending on the
innovative new features of this machine, including the
Smartflow’s fabric transport design. This is based on a smart,
winchless fabric transport system which eliminates the need for
a loading rope, and a circular plaiter with programmable
rotation speeds which provides full filling of the drop zone.
The chambers can accommodate variable loads in terms of both
weight and material type down to 40kg for extremely flexible
processing, and each Smartflow TSF unit can be equipped with up
to 8 chambers, in order to fully maximise productivity, while
taking up to 40% less floor space than competing systems.
“The newly-developed nozzles and reel-less transport in
combination with smart controlled circular plaiting and variable
chamber adjustment provide even fabric treatment without
entanglements and the highest loading capacity with the lowest
kier volume,” explains FONG’s Europe Sales and Marketing Manager
The Smartflow’s new bath
preparation unit (BPU) and its
patented satellite tank.
Another innovation is the new bath preparation unit (BPU) and
its patented satellite tank.
“As the process times of jet machines have been continuously
optimised over the past few decades, they have required an
increasing number of service tanks for dyes, auxiliaries and hot
water, adding both expense and additional space requirements,”
says Mr Fander. “Our new BPU and satellite tank, with its
automatic dosing and mixing programmes, working in combination
with the THEN temperature management system, ensures the recipes
are supplied in exact quantities, with dyes and auxiliaries well
diluted and heated to the required temperature extremely
The THEN Smartflow TSF.
“The new THEN Smartflow allows fully reproducible processing
with the optimised use of raw materials, water and energy, for
perfect dyeing every time,” he concludes. “Hydraulically driving
the fabric without the use of a transport winch opens the door
to reducing the tension during treatment and results in the
highest relaxation of stretch and spandex fabrics.”
FONG’s Europe will be at stand D101 in Hall 2 at ITMA 2019
with Then and Goller, and Xorella will be at stand D203 in Hall
Earlier, Fong’s Europe will also be at the Techtextil show in
Frankfurt, Germany, from May 14-17th, at stand F01 in Hall 3.0.