the launch of its Terryplus 800 air-jet terry weaving machine, based on the technology featured in
its Omniplus 800 air-jet machine introduced in 2005. According to the company, the new machine
enables production of high-quality, competitively priced terry in a wide variety of applications.
Terryplus 800 features include: independent cloth fell mechanism that enables fast, accurate
loop formation; optimized insertion preparation for as many as eight colors or yarn types; newly
designed high-performance relay nozzles and valves; quick changing of warp beam and cloth roll with
no specific tools required; quick, easy width changes; direct-drive Sumo main motor; and identical
basic design for dobby and jacquard motions, allowing exchangeable shed formation. According to the
company, the machine provides design flexibility, consistent fabric quality and an ergonomic design
that allows for easy adjustments; and comes equipped with the Picanol PC Suite of software
applications for easy monitoring of design, and weaving-shed setting and production data.
The machine’s modularity is enhanced by the flexible PiCAN system based on the controller
area network (CAN) data bus, designed to allow easy incorporation of future developments.
Picanol reports other benefits realized with the Terryplus 800 include minimal material waste
and optimal fabric quality owing to the design of both mechanical and electronic components, energy
savings thanks to the patented energy-efficient Sumo motor with direct drive that also disperses
less heat than traditional motors, and time savings thanks to the machine’s high operating speeds
and features that reduce downtime to a minimum.