Picanol Reports Orders For OptiMax, Omniplus Summum

Picanol Group, Belgium, reports it has received a number of contracts to supply its OptiMax
flexible rapier weaving machine with positive grippers and its Omni
plus Summum air-jet weaving machine.

The company signed several contracts during ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, for
540-centimeter-wide OptiMax machines to be used to produce coating fabrics, conveyor belts and
carpet backing, and reported further subsequent success for the machine in both wide and narrower
widths. Picanol reports that the positive gripper OptiMax can accommodate stiff and bulky technical
yarns at maximum speeds without problems.

The Omni
plus Summum features state-of-the-art electronics and a new insertion system that offers
complete electronic pressure regulation and a triple air tank to supply air to the relay nozzles.

April/May/June 2012