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TO YOTA

T E X T I L E

M A C H I N E R Y

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2 Special Feature
Introducing the RX240NEW-EST

4 Special Feature
JAT710: Toyota New Air Jet Loom

5 Topics
Toyota to Exhibit at CITME 2002

6 Customer Support & Service
A Look at Toyota’s Global Service Centers Part 7: Wujiang Office, Shanghai Service Center (China)

A Message From the Service Department 7 Thoughts & Feelings
User Report Part 13: Thai Rung Textile Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

8 Toyota @ Work
Introducing Toyota’s Businesses Part III: Vehicle Division

The condensing device. By eliminating the spinning triangle. this device ensures stable spinning of high-quality yarn with low hairiness and improved evenness. the latest ring spinning frame based on the highly acclaimed RX240NEW and equipped with a new compact yarn spinning system.Introducing the RX240NEW-EST Features Toyota’s Original Compact Yarn Spinning System Toyota is proud to present the RX240NEW-EST. A simple four-spindle structure ensures excellent operability and easy maintenance. The RX240NEW-EST is equipped with Toyota’s original compact yarn spinning system. Spinning triangle Conventional yarn Compact ring yarn 2 . consisting of a suction slit and perforated apron. Stable Spinning of High-Quality Yarn A condensing device. greatly contributing to yarn strength and elongation. provides smooth collection of fleece fibers and stable spinning of highly even yarn with low hairiness. has been added onto the roller section to enable smooth collection of fleece fibers and improved fiber parallelization. consisting of a suction slit and perforated apron.

4-spindle integrated structure so that it could be readily detached from the main unit and easily disassembled and reassembled during maintenance. Suction Ducts (48 spindles per section) Placing the suction ducts on the upper part of the roller stands results in a simplified design and shortened piping route. We’ll continue our commitment to developing better products by listening closely to customer requests. Condensing unit Flexibility I Can be easily switched between compact and conventional spinning. I Inverter-controlled adjustable suction pressure. each 4-spindle condensing unit can be conveniently detached and disassembled without using special tools. Condensing Units For easier handling. turning it into a compact yarn spinning frame simply by adding and exchanging some parts. we had to keep in mind not only how to improve yarn quality but also how to increase operability and make maintenance easier. 3 . driven by a bottom roller. resulting in a simpler structure. I Available for retrofit onto the RX240NEW. We gave the condensing unit an easy-to-handle. From the Designer When developing this compact yarn spinning system. Excellent Operability I Easily detachable condensing unit. Delivery Rollers Suction device The rollers are driven by a geared front-bottom roller and maintenance-free carrier gear. I Perforated apron. We also designed it so that it could be fitted onto the currently available RX240NEW. is not affected by top roller diameter.S P E C I A L F E A T U R E Main Features Simple Structure High Quality I Smooth collection of fleece fibers thanks to a suction slit and perforated apron. I Precise slip-free rotation of the perforated apron thanks to positive drive of the top and bottom delivery rollers. The simple and rigid structural design concept of the RX240NEW has been applied to this compact yarn spinning system.

the JAT610 has become the best-selling air jet loom in the industry. The JAT710 has been designed under the same concept as the JAT610: “weaving the highest quality fabric at the lowest possible cost. enjoying high acclaim from customers around the world. Note: Figures based on Toyota tests.250 rpm* is now possible due to numerous improvements such as a new weft insertion system. including a new color function panel and a high-speed CPU offer greatly enhanced communication capabilities for advanced weaving mills. lower vibration and lower energy consumption. Electronic take-up motion MAX High Speed Electronic shedding (32-bit CPU) 1250rpm *R/S 190 cm Extended Versatility Extensive options greatly increase the range of versatility. taking today’s weaving mill into a new dimension. Plus it’s equipped with the latest electronics technology such as a new Internet-capable color function panel. new frame structure and higher CPU processing speed. Less Vibration 30% DOWN State-of-the-Art Electronics Technologies for Future Advanced Weaving Mills State-of-the-art electronics technologies. Toyota has taken the JAT610 a step further and developed the new JAT710. With this in mind. Machine vibration is reduced through further improvements over the JAT610 in frame structure and beating motion. Now. the needs of the customer are becoming more diverse and complex.” and boasts improved features such as higher speed. New faster CPU and color function panel New color function panel (32-bit/266MHz CPU) New beating mechanism Internet Ethernet LAN Electric drum pooling Main computer (32-bit/133MHz CPU) Less Air Consumption 20% DOWN Electronic let-off motion (16-bit CPU) Fiber-optic communication Electronic leno device New technology offers further savings in air consumption over the JAT610 which is already well received due to its low air consumption. as the world becomes more and more information-oriented. 4 . A maximum operational speed of 1.S P E C I A L F E A T U R E Toyota New Air Jet Loom JAT710 (with E-Shed) Since its introduction.

20%. the JAT610 has captured and held the industry’s top market share. We’ll introduce our spinning machinery too. We feel the JAT610 will prove to be the world’s most reliable. Visitors to the Toyota booth will be able to see its newly designed weft insertion system. lowvibration operation (vibration reduced by approx. 30%) thanks to a new frame structure and beating mechanism. We have enhanced its versatility by integrating a host of newly developed systems such as electronic shedding and a weft insertion device for yarns of different types and counts. 3B01 on the 1st floor of Hall 3. At the CITME 2000 show A demonstration of the LW600 water jet loom equipped with BLD (blowerless drum) measuring will give visitors a firsthand look at its capability to weave high-density industrial materials at high speed and low cost. at booth No. We are looking forward to your visit. The JAT710 boasts the latest electronics technology including a new Internet-ready color function panel. Please be sure to visit the Toyota booth and see for yourself Toyota’s advanced technologies. and its high-speed.TOPICS Toyota to Exhibit at CITME 2002 Toyota Industries will participate in the 8th China International Textile Machine Exhibition (CITME 2002). including demonstrations of five of its most advanced looms. with a presentation of the new RX240NEW-EST ring spinning frame (partial unit) equipped with Toyota’s originally developed compact yarn spinning mechanism. China’s largest textile machinery show. Toyota will introduce its latest technologies. We will also exhibit the new JAT710 in China for the first time. to be held October 15 (Tuesday) to 19 (Saturday) at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. 展示内容Products Exhibited G G G G Three JAT610 air jet looms One JAT710 air jet loom One LW600 water jet loom One RX240NEW-EST ring spinning frame with compact yarn spinning system (partial unit) In the five years since its introduction. We will demonstrate high-speed weaving of fabrics that require such advanced technology. which reduces air consumption by approx. Visitors check out the latest from Toyota at CITME 2000 5 .

2. In the future. it is important to adjust the main brake gap. because even a tiny eccentricity in rollers will have an impact on yarn quality. A Look at Toyota's Global Service Centers Wujiang Office Sheng Xi He Qiao Dong. but also shorten the service life of motor bearings. Be sure to make checking the gap a regular maintenance item. Together they promptly handle customer enquiries and offer full service including giving advice on installing textile machinery and after-sales service for Wujiang and the surrounding areas. A Message From the Service Department Mitsuhiro Iwasaki. the Japanese engineers in Shanghai hold a technical training meeting.C USTOMER S UPPORT Part 7: China Shanghai Service Center & S ERVICE Toyota has established 11 service centers around the world to supply spare parts and provide aftersales service. Air Jet Looms 1. The Wujiang Office currently has 5 full-time employees with help from some of the staff of the Shanghai Service Center. electrical grounding connections. It is important to check carefully for overstretched motor drive belts. I still have a lot to learn compared to my Japanese colleagues. Jiangshu Sheng. 3. Wujiang City. Also. producing high value-added fabrics. after-sales service. the recommended change interval for spindle oil is 4. While these items are extremely basic. It is important that foundations be designed and built to provide adequate floor loading capacity. Sheng Zhen Town. 2. This issue. and is developing a system to respond more quickly to customer needs. 3. Proper preparation of the installation location and correct equipment set-up are the two most important factors in ensuring the safe long-term use of looms with consistently high performance. after-sales service and parts sales across the country. I am also responsible for the Shaoxing and Wujiang Offices. Jiangsu The Wujiang Office of the Shanghai Service Center was established in June 2002 in the city of Wujiang in Jiangsu Province. making the role of the Wujiang Office more important. we will introduce one of these service centers. It’s been challenging to keep up with the advances in technology. We expect to sell more air jet looms. It is much appreciated. The Shanghai Service Center. we hope to expand our business range to include technical training for our customers. Follow the instruction manual carefully. In this section of each issue. I worked as a designer at a textile machinery manufacturer. 6 . Wujiang is aiming to be one of China’s biggest textile industry centers. we would like to bring to your attention a few important maintenance items identified by our service technicians in the course of after-sales service. To ensure the reliability of components and maintain excellent fabric quality. The service center’s main responsibilities are loom installation and adjustment. To maintain consistent yarn quality. This year in particular. making our jobs more challenging. Wujiang Office. is aiming to be a service center close to the local area. especially in regard to foundation work for the floor. This is critically important in maintaining a flat floor surface over the long term. Spinning Machinery 1. Maintenance is an important aspect of ensuring consistent quality and long-term reliability. Press on the belt to check whether the belt bows adequately. thank you very much for your continued patronage of Toyota textile machinery. Shanghai Service Center Everyday is a Challenge! Service Manager Installation and After-Sales Service Engineer Sun Xiao After graduating from textile college. Wang Shu Sheng I joined the Shanghai Service Center four years ago and have since installed mainly air jet looms across the country and provided after-sales service. they could become the source of serious problems. To bring the spinning machinery to a smooth stop. Shedding connecting rods in the crank shedding mechanism should be lubricated each time the loom’s beams become empty (every 10 days). we take a look at the Shanghai Service Center’s Wujiang Office. but four years of experience has given me confidence in my skills. Allowing oil solutions or sizing materials to build up in the reed dents will severely degrade the consistency of weft insertions. I joined Toyota’s Shanghai Service Center in 1999. water jet looms and preparatory machines. be sure to lubricate the beating section and the let-off on a regular basis. and the air supply system.000 hours. I am well aware that improving our skills leads to higher customer satisfaction and will continue my efforts. Many companies are reinforcing their plants and equipment and pushing forward with technical innovation. Presently. is in charge of such matters as installation supervision. and I take the opportunity to raise my skills by asking questions whenever I attend these meetings and whenever I accompany Japanese engineers on visits to customers’ mills. if neglected. I came to the Wujiang Office upon its establishment. Here. with its easily accessible and convenient location. it is important to check the levelness of the machinery itself. as manager of the Shanghai Service Center. To achieve stable weft insertion. Currently. and regular lubrication is important to maintain adequate levels of grease on friction surfaces. This section is subject to a great deal of water influx. Once a month. Water Jet Looms 1. 2. This makes it the third service base in China after Shanghai and Shaoxing. China Tel: +86-512-63569608 Fax: +86-512-63563517 Wujiang. Service Department Manager First of all. a few thousand air jet looms were installed in the Wujiang area. The Wujiang Office. Nan Huan Road. we encourage you to periodically clean the reed. and Toyota’s air jet looms are at work at many of these mills. It’s located in an area where many of our customers have their mills so they can easily visit our office. spare parts supply and repair. Overstretching will not only reduce the service life of the belts. on the other hand.

. Based on the slogan “Achieve world standard and maintain it. 7 . RX240NEW ring spinning frames at work Do you have any requests for Toyota? Electricity costs are continuing to increase.600 spindles of RX240NEWs that it installed in 2001. DX7A drawing frames. during everything from machine installation to start of operation.000 rpm. Because the cost of electricity accounts for 35% of spinning yarn. How has Toyota’s after-sales service been? So far. we simultaneously installed 21. Also. We first started using Toyota RY4 ring spinning frames in 1985. In fact.” the company has purchased Toyota machines every year for the past several years. ease of maintenance. These machines spin T/C Ne45 yarn at an average machine speed of 20. we are satisfied with Toyota machines and after-sales service. we decided to replace them with Toyota machines. choosing Toyota machines was the right decision..000 spindles of Toyota ring spinning frames. we would like to see Toyota put more effort into developing machines that consume less power. Ltd.000 rpm. no matter how small. the core of the TTI Group.T H O U G H T S & F E E L I N G S USER REPORT Thailand Bangkok Part 13 Thailand Thai Rung Textile Co. Ltd. is located near Bangkok. we would like to see Toyota develop a system for fast and easy ring changes on any kind of ring spinning frame. and durability of parts.600 spindles of RX240NEW ring Managing Director spinning frames along with FL100 Mangkornkanok roving frames. In 2001. we are very satisfied. The next year. (TRT). In short. We spoke with the company’s managing director Mr. TRT’s Motto Achieve World Standard and Maintain It Give us your thoughts on Toyota machinery. TRT currently has 38. Although we had some other companies’ machines. we began using FL16 roving frames. With an average machine speed of 20. led by the 21. Thai Rung Textile Co. and in 1995 we purchased some RX220 ring spinning frames. we are very pleased with the way Toyota has promptly dealt with all matters. All of these machines are still in fine condition and operating today. high yarn quality and productivity. because we must meet customer needs for varying yarn counts. Mongkol Mangkornkanok about how Toyota helps his business. among the fastest speeds in the world. and VC5 combers so we could spin polyester and cotton blended yarns.

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