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Groz-Beckert presentation at ITM 2018

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From 14 to 17 April 2018 Groz-Beckert represented at the International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) in Istanbul, Turkey. The world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles have shown the products and services of its product sectors Knitting, Weaving, Nonwovens and Carding at booth 707/B in hall 7.

The product area Knitting had put the emphasis on the interaction of needles and system parts. Transparent knitting and warp knitting machines has given the visitor unique insights into the interplay of all components. The “CircularKnit” exhibit showcases the productivity and variety of the Groz-Beckert product range presented the interplay between cylinder, needles and system parts for different technologies. The exhibit for the flat knitting segment visualized 8 different flat knitting technologies from gauge E 2.5 to E18 showing the range of uses of Groz-Beckert products, including for processing challenging materials.Two other “transparent” machines from the legwear and warp knitting fields rounded off the product presentation. Each of the four acrylic glass machines has individually removable elements for detailed viewing. A special highlight at the booth was the live presentation of the online Customer Portal Knitting, which offered an enhanced digital product catalog as well as a lot of information about the Knitting technologies. Additionally, the platform was equipped with an easily accessible, permanently growing knowledge data base.

In the product sector Weaving, Groz-Beckert  among others presented the quick and universal warp tying machine KnotMaster AS/3 at the ITM. An advantage of the high-performance knotting machine is its service and maintenance friendliness. Touch screen control makes operation easy. With four tying methods, single knots, automatic repetition, doubles detector and yarn break detector the AS/3 provides many useful features and, with its widespread range of applications, it is one of the bestsellers among the standard versions. In addition, the knotting machine is capable of handling a large variety of different yarns like cotton, wool, synthetic as well as blended and elastic yarns.


In the product field Felting, the jet strip model HyTec® P  occupied center stage. Its improved handling through optimized elasticity lead to a higher service life of the jet strip. Furthermore, the higher scratch resistance of HyTec® P prevents it from damages when being inserted into the machine.

The product area Carding highlighted SiroLock® as well as EvoStep® doffer and worker wires at the ITM. Together they guaranteeda homogeneous fiber distribution and minimized fiber consumption in the nonwovens process. SiroLock® and EvoStep® wires feature a pronounced step undercut on the tooth front and a distinctive tooth shape. The optimized geometries of these wires allow an up to 30 % higher fiber take-up and retention. This significantly improves the fiber control and prevents fiber fly in spite of high production speeds. SiroLock® and EvoStep®, therefore, guarantee a clearly improved fiber blending and thus higher quality of the web than with conventional card clothing – and at the same time reduce fiber consumption.

For the spinning industry, the product area Carding also showcased a special doffer wire for synthetic fibers with a rib of 0.70 mm and 520 PPSI for the processing of microfibers. In addition to that, Carding exhibited revolving tops and stationary flats.