Dyeing-, Finishing- and Compressive Shrinking Machine Manufacturer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG, in line with its continuing theme to providing solutions for both economy and ecology will be showing a wide range of advanced innovations and developments at ITMA’15 in Milan, Italy including exhaust air cleaning and heat recovery with automatic cleaning for its thermo treatment machines. Furthermore it continues to offer the best technology in the marketplace including a new wide width, up to 7 m wide Montex XXL stenter: also suitable for non-woven applications.
Increased energy savings with retrofitted Eco Booster
The Monforts Eco Booster HRC, designed to minimise energy costs during drying and heat-setting processes on stenters will be available, for the first time, for retrofitting to existing Montex installations. By contrast with purely static heat exchanger modules, the new heat exchanger module actually cleans itself during operation; eliminating standstill times for maintenance. The Eco Booster permits a computer-controlled adaptation of the heat exchanger performance to the prevailing waste air stream. This optimised efficiency further reduces the process costs. Eco Booster runs fully automatically so that the operator has no additional duties to carry out. Its automatic cleaning feature means the machine doesn’t have to be stopped during production runs.
New Eco-Applicator version for knitted fabrics
Monforts with the Eco-Applicator is already nominated amongst the three finalists for ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award 2015 – Industry Excellence Award. The Eco-Applicator liquor application process offers significant energy savings with reduced drying capacity required for a wide range of applications such as felt finishes, coated materials and medical textiles including Nano coating, water repellancy, softeners, flame retardency and insect repellancy. A new version for knitted fabrics will be introduced at ITMA. It has been designed to apply a liquor to one side of the fabric; to apply a liquor to both sides of the fabric; to apply different liquors to either side of the fabric; or to apply two different liquors consecutively to a single side of the fabric.
New stentering chain
A new Montex horizontal stentering chain will be introduced being completely maintenance free. This new chain type will complement the well-proven Montex chain systems for horizontal and vertical chain return. The new Montex Hybrid Chain will be also available for retrofit to existing Montex stenters.
New ‘smartphone’ features for Montex 8500
A complete new and further enhanced visualisation software with ‘finger tip’ control features offering smart phone-type techniques for Monforts machine operators and ensuring smarter operating procedures. Available for Montex new 8500 stenters, the new model also features a redesigned operator’s platform with ergonomic advantages during finishing and coating processes.
High Performance Denim Ranges
A new Denim stretching unit will also be presented for achieving smooth stretching under the highest processing speeds during denim shrinking and finishing being incorporated into well proven twin shrinking units with twin felt calender.