Established Chinese producers of terry fabrics in particular were said to be extremely interested in the new machine and this Karl Mayer says enabled some promising projects to be initiated and new business to be generated from the moment the machine went on sale. Smooth edges, relief-like ribs and three-dimensional chessboard patterns increase the range of designs available and highlight the fluffy appearance of these loop-pile fabrics.
In fact, the German company says, these tough microfilament fabrics are also interesting for use as cleaning fabrics. The fabric take-down is also controlled electronically – which is said to give maximum flexibility during patterning.
Like its four-bar sister machine that does not have EL (electronic let-off) control, the new machine features modern drive technology and a new machine concept.
According to Karl Mayer, the patterning advantages of the binding wire manufacturers TM 4 T-EL are combined with a high level of productivity and the new terry machine can reach a maximum speed of 1400 rpm.