Equipment Showcase: Efficiency July 1st, 2015 / By: IFAI / Products Equipment manufacturers weigh in on new trends and technologies. Click on the images for a full slideshow with captions. 81200SN NETTING MACHINE | Bobbinless tape netting machine attaches tape binding to the edge of any net. Equipped with a rear-mounted puller driven by a top and bottom clutch, it is available with both a single and double needle setup. Minimal maintenance required.NC Carpet Binding and Equipment Corp.: +1 973 481 3500; www.nccarpet.com 81500NTP | Netting sewing machine is capable of handling the thickest nets and ropes. It attaches any rope to netting, sews any two nets together and overlocks the edge of nets. Built to sew all day long and last a lifetime, it requires minimal maintenance and is recommended for netting manufacturers, sports teams, schools, stadiums, sewing mills and net installers and re-sellers.NC Carpet Binding and Equipment Corp.: +1 973 481 3500; www.nccarpet.com DIGITRAN SYSTEM | All-in-one sewing and welding machine enables efficient finishing of SEG systems and digital textile hanging solutions. Its synchronized transport system for precise flow of material handling and product finishing allows operators to handle small or large projects in one workspace area. Recommended for digital textiles, vinyl finishing and SEG framing in the sign and banner industry.Miller Weldmaster: +1 330 833 6739; www.weldmaster.com SURECOLOR F7170 | Dye-sublimation printer for roll-to-roll digital textile, fabric production and soft signage markets features high-capacity ink tank system with refillable bags, allowing for continuous printing through a full roll of media, and a new post-platen heater for faster drying times. The Epson MicroPiezo® TFP® printhead with 360 nozzles per channel is capable of handling 10 separate ink channels, offering low vibration meniscus control for accurate dot shape and placement. Its take-up reel and substrate system delivers winding accuracy between 0 and .19 inches on transfer paper rolls.Epson America Inc.: +1 408 369 7200; www.proimaging.epson.com HIGHLEAD GC24698-5/6 | Heavy-duty post bed sewing machine is designed for industries requiring heavy-duty sewing applications where a flatbed sewing machine will not allow for efficient material handling. It features a long arm; high post bed; compound feed mechanism; large, vertical rotating hook; powerful servo motor; pneumatic presser foot lift; pneumatic backtack; and sewing speed of 1,200 RPM. Recommended for stitching tents, sails, umbrellas, car covers, safety covers and camouflage nets.Friedlander Sewing Machine Co. Inc.: +1 631 871 3493; www.highleadsewing.com JADO 7-56 “Special” | Converted Consew® sewing machine is recommended for heavy-duty stitching, designed to stitch canvas, webbing, sails, tents and truck covers. It offers automatic pattern stitching, interchangeable cam mechanism, up to 8-cord thread and high-air clamp lift.Jado-Gellman-Friedman: +1 718 784 2314; www.jadosewingmachine.com MODEL 5000 TENT WASHING MACHINE | Tumbler tent washing machine for the party and event rental market is designed to clean vinyl or any non-absorbent fabric. It deep cleans up to 5,000 square feet per load with cycle times ranging from 20 to 90 minutes. A five-year free parts guarantee is offered, and it can also be used for inflatables, boat sails and truck tarps.Teeco Solutions: 877 712 9172; www.teecosolutions.com GROMMET SETTING EQUIPMENT | Automatic pneumatic and electric grommet and eyelet setting machines available with and without washers. Newest model is the 29-FEI, which cuts and sets in one stroke with a setting time of approximately one second. There is no need to adjust for different material thicknesses, and it can be set up for plain eyelets with tooth or neck washers, or rolled rim eyelets and washers.Munro Fastenings and Textiles Inc.: +1 416 675 1102; www.munrofastenings.com TEXART™ RT-640 | Dye-sublimation printer is designed to work with Roland’s Texart SBL3 sublimation inks and Texart sublimation transfer paper to produce sublimated graphics for applications such as apparel, POS displays, trade show exhibits and promotional products. Includes print control technology; ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software; four- or eight-color ink configurations; and a feed adjuster that works with a fan and TU-3 take-up system to ensure added stability for printing at speeds of up to 351 square feet per hour.Roland DGA Corp.: 800 542 2307; www.rolanddga.com SEAMSTRONG | Advanced adhesive technology is custom-formulated to provide a long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing and flexible seam for the production of awnings, digital textiles, advanced technical textiles and military applications. Features include a digitally controlled, traversing head for consistent adhesive application; multiple seam configurations; and recipe storage of fabrics and parameters for quick setting recall. Miller Weldmaster: +1 330 833 6739; www.weldmaster.com RHOTEX 180 | TRDye-sublimation, 72-inch soft signage printer is designed for polyester textile output for which a width up to six feet is sufficient, such as sportswear, home textiles and POP displays. It offers a maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi and production speed of 200 square meters per hour. The printer system is classified for all current transfer papers and quality levels, producing sharp images that are abrasion-resistant and waterproof.Durst Image Technology US LLC: +1 585 486 0340; www.durstus.com More News: Eco-friendly, fluorine-free upholstery fabric Bleach-cleanable textiles Economical, robust CNC High-strength gown film Less wasteful finishing system One response to “Equipment Showcase: Efficiency” Pingback: Staying equipped | Specialty Fabrics Review Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.