Vandewiele demonstrates new
technologies at ITMA 2019
Van de Wiele provides innovative
textile systems for the complete cycle from granulate to carpet,
starting with the extrusion and heatsetting of BCF yarns and
ending with the weaving or the tufting. A wide range of new
technologies were demonstrated by Vandewiele at the ITMA 2019
textile machinery show in Barcelona from June 20-26. All
Vandewiele technologies are now being equipped for
machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the
company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme.
The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert
weaving machine is a truly digital workhorse, with all yarns
continuously controlled and measured and the difficult bobbin
changes of the past completely eliminated. This is a result of
VAN DE WIELE’s latest Fast Creel, with individual tension
control by torque motors on each pile yarn.
The pile yarns are now fed directly into
the machine without having to pass pile-stop motions, to both
increase efficiency and eliminate any waste yarns, while
achieving previously unreachable industrial speeds.
The filling enters the machine smoothly
via the latest IRO X3 winders, heavy duty filling brakes with
multi lamellas, an active yarn recuperator and a high speed weft
mixer, where again, all tensions are set electronically.
Vandewiele’s servo-driven heddle frames (Smart Frames) are
meanwhile already well proven in the industry.
TEXconnect further provides
readily-available data on all yarn consumption, tension and
threading, and then will supply the predictive maintenance that
is paving the way to self-learning carpet weaving machines.
All of this would be unnecessary, if it
didn’t result in allowing manufacturers to make the highest
quality carpets at the most economic prices ever, with savings
on the highest-bulk pile yarns from the Vandewiele extrusion
lines, reduced waste yarns in the creel and industrial
production speeds that have never before been attained.
The new VSI32
Velvet Smart Innovator Jacquard
Imagine you combine the possiblities of a
flat woven Jacquard fabric with pile yarn. A whole new range of
fabrics for home and fashion can be created. This is what Van de
Wiele shows on the Velvet Smart Innovator VSi32 for Italian
The Velvet Smart Innovator VSi32 is a
digital machine full of servo-controlled motions. However, the
big breakthrough in velvet weaving is the Smart Creel for
velvet. The long experience of Smart Creels in Axminster weaving
has now been introduced in velvet weaving. Moreover, complicated
creel set-ups with planted colours become easy. A whole range of
new designs are within reach.