Picanol released a new milestone with the first virtual launch ofTerryPlus-i, a weaving machine, the most performant and versatile terry machine on the market, to customers and prospects all over the world.
Building further on 40 years of experience in airjet weaving and over 100,000 airjet machines shipped, the new TerryPlus-i combines this rich heritage with a clear vision of the future. Picanol believe that in this fast-changing world of weaving, the needs of weaving machines in general and the expectations of customers and their operators are evolving rapidly. Their market is nowadays driven by increasing concern for environmental topics, higher costs and lower availability of resources and skills, as well as the digital revolution that is affecting all industries. That is why the TerryPlus-i – based on the OmniPlus-i – is built around our four leading design principles.
Picanol machines have always been built for maximum performance, and always will be, but smart performance focuses on ensuring the highest industrial speeds in the market in combination with top fabric quality. The insertion time is optimized with the new generation of sley cams, while the rigid yet extremely light construction of the pneumatical pile backrest guarantees perfect loop formation for the most complicated terry designs.
Further reduction of energy consumption is not an optional extra, it must be embedded in the machine design. With its modified relay nozzle distance, the new TerryPlus-i offers more stable insertion and consequently new possibilities for further reductions in air consumption, even by automated algorithms. In other words, sustainability is inside.
Driven by Data
Picanol has pioneered the digitization of weaving machines for many decades now. SmartShed – the fully electronically controlled shedding motion incorporated in the new TerryPlus-i – is a logical next step in this evolution. This together with an abundant use of sensors generates lots of data that fuel real-time optimization algorithms and promise even further gains in productivity when combined with other data, even from other, different machines. So, weaving with Picanol becomes truly driven by data.
Picanol machines are always designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Thanks to the new signal lights and the new large interactive touchscreen which features a completely redesigned human machine interface, we are able to offer a new level of intuitive control, which allows the weaver to navigate quickly and easily through all the machine settings and adjust them – even without the need to stop the machine.