Starlinger’s RX 8.0 new loom for heavy duty fabric weaving will be shown to the public for the first time at CHINAPLAS 2013.RX 8.0 combines Starlinger SL loom technology with new features from the alpha loom concept. Formerly manual settings such as warp tension or tape lubrication are now electronically controlled and ensure perfect weaving quality and easy handling.
The use of new materials, e.g. ceramic eyelets and segments, reduces strain and friction on the tapes and increases the lifetime of wear and tear parts, keeping maintenance and spare part expenses down. Silicone-covered intake rollers ensure trouble-free warp feeding without additional lubrication, while the swivel-mounted weaving ring holders facilitate the exact positioning of the weaving ring using the principle of an iris diaphragm.According to Starlinger, the RX 8.0 is designed for the production of PP and HDPE tape fabric for heavy duty applications such as FIBCs, tarpaulins, as well as geo and agro textiles. The weaving range lies between 1,600-2,250mm; the eight shuttles operate at a maximum production speed of 700picks/min.
Moreover, the RX 8.0 is equipped with heddle wires and has 2,520 tape positions around the reed. Additional features include a double intake system and double compensation for the weaving of reinforced strips for more fabric strength. A hot cutting unit (uni and bilateral) with an unfolding device plus surface winder are available for the production of flat fabric.