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Tufting Technology

Eliminate long mends and improve machine runtime efficiency.

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TuftX Model TX-100

A versatile single-end yarn monitor that detects broken ends, end-outs, and tight ends. Using patented optical technology, the TuftX Model TX-100 will monitor for tight ends and stop the machine before the break occurs (depending on yarn type). This translates into increased production and multiple machines per operator.

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Single end yarn monitoring for Broken AND Tight ends. Because every Broken end was first a tight end.

VIDEO - TuftX at the Yarn Guides
VIDEO - TuftX at the Collector
TX-100

System features & capabilities

  • Indicator at the sensor for easy defect identification

  • Touchscreen interface for easy user setup, operation, and diagnostics

  • Network ready for Industry 4.0

  • No calibration needed

  • Works with different yarn types at the same time

  • Works with any gauge

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

Patented optical sensor for Broken and Tight end detection

Operator Interface

4.5" (11cm) Diagonal color touch screen

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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

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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.  

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LX

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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SCANNAIR 8X
SCANNAIR 8X
Tufting Machine Monitoring System

Proven yarn-break detection technology for tufting.

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 Designed exclusively for the Tufting machine, the Scannair 8X provides effective yarn-break detection performance for all yarn types and sizes. Available for single or dual sided machine configurations.

System features & capabilities

  • Up to 6 channels of yarn-break detection 

  • Off the shelf PLC technology for easier maintenance

  • Yarn guide mounting for faster response times

  • End break count reporting per channel

  • Mounting brackets and hardware included

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 

Operator Interface

3.5" (9cm) Diagonal full color touch screen

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