Picanol Introduces Cordless Air-jet Weaving Feature

Belgium-based weaving machine manufacturer Picanol NV has introduced a feature for air-jet weaving
machines that enables weaving without the filling catch cord. The Cordless feature has a mechanical
clamp at the right-hand side of the machine that moves along with the reed. According to Picanol,
tests conducted on a range of fabrics have indicated the Cordless design offers advantages
including improved filling tension evenness, decreased air consumption, improved selvage quality,
increased speeds on delicate yarn and significantly reduced filling waste when weaving with elastic


The Cordless feature is fully automatic, owing to Picanol’s integrated concept of using a
central microprocessor to process data from sensors and detectors on its machines, enabling
real-time calculations and adaptations to the system’s valve timings. Picanol also reports the
Cordless feature is compatible with all types of reeds.

July 21, 2010