New solution for circular weaving
Starlinger’s FX 10.0 launched a new solution in heavy-duty tape fabric production, wiht 10 shuttles, high operating speed combined with low energy consumption.“The FX 10.0 made a big impression at the exhibition, especially on FIBC and other heavy-duty fabric producers”, said Hermann Adrigan, Sales Director at Starlinger & Co. GmbH. “We opted for a 10-shuttle construction because the fabric production process is faster and smoother. We also used special materials for the elements in contact with the tapes so they run as smoothly and gently as possible. And with a power consumption as low as 7.5 kW the FX 10.0 is currently the most energy-efficient circular loom on the market”, he explained.
Like its predecessor FX 6.0, the new 10-shuttle loom for heavy-duty fabric features innovative reed design and enhanced key components that ensure highest fabric quality
and production efficiency. This is reflected in the excellent loom performance and fabric quality, which Starlinger measures as the IQ (Indicator of Quality) of a loom. The IQ
shows the fabric meters on a loom produced without warp breaks; the higher the IQ, the more meters have been produced without a machine stop due to warp tape rupture. This
accounts for a high overall efficiency – in the case of the FX 10.0 more than 70 %. The loom operates at a production speed of up to 850 picks/minute and produces fabric in the
weight range of 55 to 260 g/m². The oil-free reed and shuttle design allows the production of tape fabric for food packaging applications.