Picanol Launches OMNIjet

omnijetBelgium-based Picanol NV has introduced the OMNIjet, a value-added air-jet weaving
machine based on OMNIplus 800 technology. According to the company, the low-built, ergonomically
and modularly designed OMNIjet is user-friendly, enabling high-speed weaving of high-quality
fabrics at the lowest possible cost.

Features include: optimized insertion preparation for two or four colors or yarn types; liquid
crystal display and push buttons for setting of all main machine functions; reed width of 150, 190
or 230 centimeters; high-performance filling insertion with reduced air consumption; electronic
take-up and let-off, both driven by independent servomotors; energy-efficient Sumo main motor with
direct machine drive; fast warp gaiting and cloth doffing; rotary selvage units; and easing motion;
among other features. The company reports the machine’s modular concept enables a minimal initial
investment cost that allows future adaptations as needed. In addition, the OMNIjet is the only
weaving machine in its class to offer Autospeed, made possible by the integration of electronic
insertion controls with the Sumo-drive, according to Picanol.

July/August 2006