Graf to show combing & carding systems at India ITME

November 15, 2016 - Switzerland

Graf + Cie AG, the world’s leading supplier of clothings and combs in the field of carding, combing and non-woven-processes and a member of the Rieter Group, is set to show new machineries at India ITME 2016, the India international textile machinery exhibition, to be held from December 3 to 8, 2016, at the Bombay exhibition and convention centre, Mumbai.

The company will show the new EasyTop system at the expo. Flexible clothings are one of the key components in a carding machine. To ensure an evenly high quality of the carding sliver, they have to be replaced regularly. When the personnel are doing the replacement, the carding machine has to be stopped. To keep these down-times as short as possible, Graf offers the new flat system, which can reduce the stoppage time by 70 per cent. EasyTop is used for flat clothings with magnetic adhesion technology. The flats, equipped with a metal carrier, are attached securely and precisely by a high energy magnet. They resist even high carding forces and guarantee for a high reliability in operation. The replacing of the flat tops is very simple. They can be removed and reattached manually. There is no requirement for additional special tools.

After placing the EasyTop on the flat bar, the high energy magnets automatically assure the correct positioning. The flat bars are mounted on the carding machine, which can continue the production immediately after setting. The reduced stoppage increases the cost-effectiveness. The flat tops do not have to be equalised in a flat workshop, which reduces the costs even further. The EasyTop system can be used for flat bars with magnetic attachment from all manufacturers.

Graf will also present its new product, X- Comb, for the combing process. The exchangeable combing segments are suitable for all combs requiring this technology. The quick and safe installation with the innovative, self-locking fastening system guarantees an absolutely firm seat without wearing out and the constant tightening force on all points of attachment respectively prevents the deformation by prevailing centrifugal forces.

Individual segments can be exchanged resulting in improved economy efficiency. The metallic wires used for the production of the segments undergo the proven and tested surface treatment – developed by Graf, leading to optimal running-in properties and long service life. (GK)