CITME Technology: Smit Textile

Italy-based Smit S.p.A. will showcase at the CITME 2006 Italian Pavilion its latest rapier and
air-jet technology. Smit Textile’s rapier technology, found on its GS900 and GS900F terry machine,
features flexible rapiers inside the shed and uses no guiding teeth to reduce friction on the warp

The JS900 air-jet weaving machine, based on the same modular architecture as the GS-series of
machines, features: two-, four-, or six-color weft insertion; CAN-BUS communication with weft
feeders for real-time yarn control; electronically controlled airflow for main and auxiliary
nozzles; and programmable weft-holding and -cutting electronic control.

September/October 2006