Eliminate long mends and improve machine runtime efficiency.

TUFTIGHT LX

Employing the same detection principle as the industry-proven Tuftight Gen 1,
reconfigured in a simpler, more integrated, and easier to maintain design

Set the angle of the yarn and adjust detection sensitivity with a unique rack-and-pinion mechanism. Select programmable stop delay for the entire rail or each meter section.

 

The Tuftight LX accommodates various creel and header layouts by normalizing the tight-end response across the machine. Connect to plant data systems via PLC interface using industry standard RS-232 serial port.  

 

System features & capabilities

  • Indicator light for each meter segment and tight-end identification

  • Yarn path capacity up to 7-meters

  • Rack-and-pinion yarn tension adjustment for matching tension
    requirements to yarn type (wool to polypropylene)

  • User-removable and replaceable switch covers

  • Color Touchscreen Interface

LXg for graphics machines

The LXg model is designed for graphics machines with front and rear yarn feeds.

Two single-sided rails connecting to one controller allows a cost-effective solution for graphics tufting machines.

LXs for scroll machines

Many modern servo scroll tufting machines employ lower power drive mechanisms to allow for greater single-end yarn control. Often, the geometry of these machines does not create enough torque on the yarn to activate a tight-end detector. The result is a broken end, or worse, a low line and poor quality carpet. The LXs uses highly sensitive contacts, 10 times more responsive than the normal tight-end detector.

Specifications

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Input Power

115-220VAC 50/60 Hz 150 watts

Stop Motion

Momentary dry contact NO, COM, NC

Run/Reset signal 

24-240 VAC/VDC

Detection System

Mechanical switch with high wear cover.

√ Normal sensitivity

√ High sensitivity

Operator Interface

4.5" (11cm) Diagonal color touch screen

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TMMS
Tufting Machine Monitoring System

Proven yarn-break detection technology for tufting.

Designed exclusively for the tufting machine, the TMMS provides effective yarn-break detection performance with all yarn types and sizes. Available for single-sided or dual-sided machine configurations. 

System features & capabilities

  • Up to 12 channels of broken yarn detection 

  • Fiber-optic cable appropriate for machine width

  • 4mm tubing for fiber cable protection     

  • 16mm tubing for routing fiber cables

  • All associated mounting brackets and hardware

Optional Equipment:

  • Backing centering system

  • Backing run-out

Specifications

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Input Power

115-220VAC 50/60 Hz 150 watts

Stop Motion

Momentary dry contact NO, COM, NC

Run/Reset signal 

24-240 VAC/VDC

Detection System

Visible light via fiber optic

Operator Interface

3.5" (9cm) Diagonal full color touch screen

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