Tufting Technology

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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TE-101

Tight end detection for carpet yarn warping.

Don't wait until the yarn breaks in your warping process. Avoid defects that cost you in down time and product quality. The TE-101 stops the warper before the yarn breaks.

The TE-101 is a stand-mounted unit located between the warper and the creel. Each end is threaded through a ceramic pigtail. Sensitivity is adjusted with a simple knob and scale. The TE-101 requires no complicated setup or wiring.

Recommended layout

Specifications

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Input Power

115-220VAC 50/60 Hz 100 watts max

Stop Motion

Momentary dry contact NO, COM, NC

Detection System

Class I laser

Operator Interface

Simple adjustment knob for sensitivity. Indicator light for defect. 

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