ITEMA Group: Innovations on stage at
Itema, the Italian global leading
provider of best-in-class weaving solutions, participates at
ITMA with the goal to establish and confirm once again its
technological leadership in the industry. Itema, that recently
launched Itematech – the new division dedicated to technical
textiles born as a result of the agreement signed with PTMT (ex
Panter) – will feature 3 stands and 11 weaving machines, plus
more in partner’s booths. Itema will showcase on the ITMA global
stage new innovations set to amaze worldwide weavers and
Seven machines will be displayed - along with special
products highlights - in the Itema booth including two new
market launches, a new weaving insertion concept and a series of
A high performing airjet weaving machine capable to reach
the highest performances and unparalleled fabric quality and
design versatility, the Itema airjet A9500-2bedsheeting makes
its debut at ITMA 2019. The A9500-2bedsheeting has been tailored
on bed sheeting weavers unique requirements.
Key machine components - such as main and tandem nozzles -
have been redesigned along with the whole pneumatic platform to
ensure superior performances in terms of speed coupled with
superior fabric quality and textile efficiency.
The brand-new heald frames SKYFRAME - Itema’s
exclusive proprietary technology - made of aluminium and carbon
and has been designed by Itemalab in cooperation with Lamiflex.
Heald frames represent key components on airjet technology and
the Itema SKYFRAME, thanks to its superior lightness and
sturdiness, allows to run at the highest speeds without
compromising reliability and resistance.
The second airjet weaving machine on display is the A9500-2,
the Second Generation of the Itema airjet A9500 and A9500p with
enhanced speed and machine performances.
The weft insertion cycle is significantly improved leading to
a quicker system response when handling air load and pressure
guaranteeing minimum vibrations and higher structural
The A9500-2 features the brand-new Bi-Power stretch nozzle
ensuring perfect weft catching pick by pick. Compact, powerful
and cordless, the Bi-Power stretch nozzle allows air consumption
reduction and increased fabric quality by keeping the weft
perfectly straight in the fabric. The brand-new Itema SKYFRAME
will be exhibited also on the A9500-2.
The denim dedicated rapier R9500-2denim that, since market
launch at ITM 2018 in Istanbul has become a real market success,
will be equipped with iSAVER™ - the Itemalab™
latest mechatronic marvel which completely eliminates the weft
and warp waste on the left-hand side of the fabric. iSAVER™
represents a tangible innovation introduced in weaving after a
longtime establishing a new benchmark in sustainable weaving and
guaranteeing a significant money saving.
The Itema denim dedicated rapier machine, figures in hand, in
real weaving conditions is the fastest on the market. At ITMA,
the R9500-2denim comes with a further optimized
weft transfer system that reflects what weavers always dreamed
of: maximum speed and maximum reliability, together.
The iBOOSTER package literally boosts machine’s
performances, without compromising reliability. When running
extremely fast, key rapier insertion system components are
subject to considerable stress. Thanks to a deep materials study
made by Itemalab, in close cooperation with Lamiflex, Itema
succeeded in developing new reinforced tapes, sprocket wheels
and micro smart coolers to ensure extended lifetime. Moreover, a
revolutionary detection system through sensors and digital
intelligence allows a real-time control of the components health
iCARE, part of the iBOOSTER package, is a
future oriented system which - thanks to an advanced sensors
mechanism - monitors in real-time the state of health of the
Itema tapes and sprocket wheels suggesting possible adjustments
or interventions through the machine latest generation console.
iCARE brings significant benefits to the weavers, including
the possibility to run the machine at the highest speeds without
compromising components reliability and to adopt a
future-oriented preventive maintenance solution.
The most successful rapier machine in recent history comes at
ITMA in its Second Generation. The R95002 is ready to establish
a new technological benchmark in rapier weaving by further
improving key machine’s functionalities.
Always working on improving Itema Customers’ benefits and to
make weavers’ life easier, Itema focused in implementing on the
Itema R95002 key advancements that now make this machine the
most energy efficient rapier weaving machine on the market while
ensuring best-in-class textile performances and fabric quality.
Moreover, the R95002 – already renowned for its
user-friendliness – has been further optimized to ensure the
best user-experience ever.
The machine lubrication system and main mechanical components
have been optimized to guarantee a considerable energy
Moreover, the Itema R95002 is equipped with a direct drive
motor with oil cooling which ensures reduced maintenance and
Featuring the smallest shed in its category, the Itema shed
geometry guarantees zero stop marks thus leading to superior
fabric quality and top fabric hand-feel even when running at the
The R95002 features a lowered front frame to facilitate
machine accessibility for the weaver when carrying out daily
The weaver has a complete machine control through the
brand-new latest generation, high-performance, super sensitive
console which guarantees the highest reactivity and maximum
Due to the brand-new Itema plant management software
iMANAGER, the plant manager can easily control and
access machines data and statistics from computer or portable
devices. iMANAGER is available for all the Itema machine models.
Two R95002 will be exhibited, the first equipped with top
fancy beam and weaving a high-end shirting fabric and a wide
Jacquard loom weaving a complex fancy furnishing style, field
where Itema is traditionally recognized as best-in-class. Three
more R95002 machines will be on show at ITMA in Stäubli, Bonas
and MEI booths.
R9500terry, the champion of the worldwide high-end terry
weaving market comes to ITMA fully loaded with its famous and
unique technological highlights to show its unparalleled textile
versatility and superior fabric quality.
ITMA 2019 will be the absolute world-premiere of what Itema
named a while back “The Loom of the Future”. The brand-new Itema
Discovery, demonstrateS Itema’s mission to tirelessly work to
innovate the weaving industry. Introduced at ITMA as a concept,
Discovery completely redefines weaving foundations by basing its
operations on mechatronic principles and not anymore, as it
happens on current weaving machines, on mechanical drives. The
machine – that will run only a couple of times during the
exhibition daily demo hours – is set to amaze worldwide weaving
OEM Spare Parts
In addition to Itema’s line-up of the latest and most
innovative new weaving machines in the market, Itema will also
feature its spare parts and after-sales support: fast and
reliable service when it comes to offering customers peace of
mind through high-quality replacement parts, customized upgrade
kits to optimize machine performance and retrofit latest Itema
innovations on existing looms, electric, electronic and mechanic
repairs to give new life to looms, as well as training to ensure
Itema weavers get the most out of their weaving machines.
Itematech - Hall 4, A101
In the Itematech stand (Hall 4 – A101), the
focus will be on technical textiles with 4 weaving machines on
display to demonstrate the most comprehensive product portfolio
in the market to weave the widest range of technical fabrics.
Thanks to the strong know-how resulting from the merger of Itema
and PTMT (formerly Panter) expertise and competences, Itematech
will offer the most comprehensive weaving portfolio available in
the market to weave technical fabrics and the most skilled and
experienced technical textiles team in the industry.
Technical fabrics manufacturers will now on find in Itematech
a unique partner and technological reference point to meet and
exceed all their needs when it comes to weaving the full range
of technical applications.
At ITMA, Itematech will exhibit 4 machines:
- The famous UniRap, capable to weave the widest range of
carbon fiber and composite yarns, on show weaving a linen
tape fabric (due to exhibition’s carbon fiber restrictions)
- The Hercules rapier machine – 380 cm - weaving a heavy
filter fabric style
- The Hercules in extra-wide width - 550cm - running
- The R9500-2 – 280 cm - with FPA-Free Positive Appoach
weft transfer weaving a complex filter fabric style
The line-up has been prepared to show the widest range of
weaving solutions that Itematech offers to the market, by
covering every single and specific textile requirement.
Lamiflex Hall 4, C106
Last but not least, Lamiflex – the leading supplier of
technical composite products of which Itema acquired majority
stakes in 2017 – will be present at ITMA (Hall 4 – C106) with
its ample catalogue of key rapier weft transfer components
available for a wide range of rapier machines on the market,
such as tapes and sprocket wheels, with an offering that allows
the weavers to find in a unique partner the best European
quality and sector know-how with the advantage of a competitive
Itema Group will welcome visitors in its three stands with a
product line-up designed to confirm and demonstrate its
dedication to innovation and the Made in Italy excellence in the