With the addition of the new J 10 air-jet unit to its established portfolio of ring, compact and rotor systems, Rieter is now offering all four types of spinning machine.
The J 10 is based on the Swiss-headquartered company’s leading drafting and automation technologies and has a modular, double-sided design for maximum flexibility. Its key benefits include:
* An individually driven winding system which allows delivery speeds of up to 450 m/min.
* A new sliver traversing system which reduces the wear of rubber rollers, cutting maintenance and spare parts costs.
* Robotic piecing at the start-up of the machine, after a break or a quality cut, and at the doffing of full packages.
The development of the J 10 has led in turn to the introduction of ComforJet yarn, which is said to provide a number of benefits for spinners, for down-stream processors and for final end-users.
Formed by the flow of compressed air, the J 10 exhibits very low hairiness with short fibre ends and small loops, resulting in high wash and pilling resistance. The specific structure creates a high ability to absorb liquids and the yarn’s softness and voluminosity result in visibly higher fabric density and evenness.
With Riecter’s new piecing technology, the piecing is unrecognisable in the final ComforJet fabric, adding value. Consumers will be impressed by the extremely soft touch of the fabrics employing this new yarn, the company says.
“Because we are now supplying all four types of spinning system, we are able to advise customers on which is the most suitable for their requirements,” said head of marketing at Rieter Spun Yarn Systems, Heiner Eberli. “By comparing the economic aspects of all four spinning systems, we can prepare detailed spinning plans and pay back calculations for the entire spinning mill. We are also able to analyse and optimise the spinning processes over all process steps, including the fibre and sliver preparation process, which has a big impact on both machine performance and yarn quality.”
June 11, 2009