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9098-0177 The G6500 is a master of versatility in fabric production. mass-produced goods. Excellent fabric quality. Thus.Sultex G6500 Rapier Weaving Machine – a synthesis of quality. but also exclusive fashion fabrics and OPW (one-piece woven) jacquard front and side airbags. The Sultex G6500 is based on ITEMA’s decades of experience and expertise. This rapier weaving machine is a synthesis of proven technology and pioneering new developments. To maximize the productivity of this new machine. Thanks to the use of leading-edge CAD tools. high machine performance and low production costs are the three key features that make this rapier weaving machine the new front runner. Available in ten machine widths from 170 cm to 360cm. ITEMA sets new standards in rapier technology. giving today’s weaving industry an advantage in quality and performance coupled with unprecedented economy. even during the design phase. performance and economy With the Sultex G6500. the machine’s functions could be simulated. ITEMA engineers focused on lowload weft insertion and minimal warp loading. tested and optimized to meet the demands of everyday weaving practice. precise matching of the individual components was possible from the outset. 2004-0119 2 2006-0140_1 . the G6500 is the economically efﬁcient way to a quality product for every type of fabric. It excels in weaving not only simple.
Thanks to the modular concept. Thanks to the low machine height and its uncluttered design. 3 9098-0195 . strong performance The design of the Sultex G6500 is straight-forward and compact. Several functions are controlled by it. 2004-0061-1 In jacquard weaving. ergonomic design and user-friendliness play a key role in achieving outstanding results in production. The torsionally rigid frame ensures low vibration even at high machine speeds. conversions can be carried out quickly. shed levelling and pick ﬁnding. up to 12 weft colours give the designer a wide variety of patterning options. adjustment of machine speed. 2006-0061_1 In the G6500. Thus a high degree of ﬂexibility and speed of reaction are achieved that are crucial to success in a competitive environment. all sub-units are easily accessible. There are only a few mechanical parts. thus ensuring minimal maintenance costs. The maintenance-free direct drive transfers the torque directly to the main shaft.Lean design.
optimally coordinated motion sequences and low acceleration values are three of the outstanding features of the G6500. With the electronic colour selector. offers almost unlimited patterning options. manual setting of the cutting time is not necessary. The low weft tension thus achieved make it the most reliable rapier weaving machine available. . irrespective of yarn type and material. driven by a linear motor. The colour selector. 2004-0044 4 2006-0019 One of the G6500’s major strengths: the rapier head inserts any kind of weft and in freely programmable sequence reliably. Lurex. Fancy yarns. Therefore. 8 or 12 weft feeders.Minimal weft loading – maximum ﬂexibility First-class fabric quality and high productivity are achieved primarily by low yarn loading in warp and weft. A minimum of deﬂections. and thus excellent fabric quality. wool and even ﬁne cotton are reliably inserted in any given mix with top performance. Dual beneﬁt: the “RotoCut” electric weft cutter always cuts the weft at the best possible moment. elastic yarns. silk. The ability to insert two wefts simultaneously opens up a completely new dimension in patterning and productivity. with 4. coarse twists. The compact dimensions and the small cross-section guarantee optimal running characteristics at high speeds. Low weft tension: the weft run is largely free of deﬂections. the feed can be individually adjusted for the yarn to be woven.
Gentle warp handling – unparalleled fabric quality The quality of the fabric produced by the G6500 is essentially a result of the low loading and the run of the warp ends. Close but contactless: highprecision positioning of the rapier head close to the reed results in clean shed separation. 2004-0040-2 5 2004-0086-2 2004-0084 . the electronic warp let-off. In addition. such as warp ends with a tendency to cling. controlled by force sensors. 2006-0016 A wide variety of options for setting the rear shed allow topquality fabric to be woven with optimum running performance and low warp loading. With its patented supporting teeth the G6500 is reliable and superior even with yarns that are difﬁcult to weave. The G6500 can be equipped with various warp tensioning systems: controlled back rest roller roller. with both symmetrical and highly asymmetrical rear shed geometry. This results in minimal warp loading and optimal running characteristics for every application. even with clinging warp ends and a small shed opening angle. The rear shed offers numerous setting options for this purpose. Horizontal compensation for the shedding motion ensures that the set rear shed geometry is exactly maintained. ensures constant warp tension from the full to the empty warp beam.
excellent fabric quality of a consistently high standard is achieved. as well as the short set-up times. Weaving environment The low vibration level and standardized interfaces to the weaving accessories and production management systems mean that the G6500 can easily be installed in an existing weaving facility. 6 . It can be set up very quickly and ﬂexibly to meet changing market requirements. Economic efﬁciency The straightforward engineering design and a correspondingly low number of mechanical parts.Focus on customer beneﬁt Your beneﬁt: Performance With a machine speed of up to 700 rpm and a maximum weft insertion rate of 1520 m/m. help to keep running costs to a minimum. the G6500 is the top performer among rapier weaving machines. Quality By minimizing stoppages and thanks to the reproducible settings. Flexibility The G6500 was designed for a broad range of styles.
operation is simplicity itself. Electronic Weft Cutter With the “RotoCut” electronically controlled weft cutter. 2004-0149 7 . with only a few deﬂections. Space requirement Extremely compact rapier weaving machine with smallest footprint and lowest overall height ﬁts in any weaving room. Direct drive A minimum-maintenance direct drive transmits the power directly to the main shaft. Terminal Thanks to modern touch-screen technology with clear menu guidance. Weft insertion The weft path is yarnfriendly.Our solutions: Variable shed geometry Variable shed opening angles and setting options result in unprecedented precision of the shed geometry. the timing of weft cutting is automatically optimized.
Fine adjustments are made on the unit itself. Reliable and maintenance-free: the integrated pick ﬁnder coupling on the direct drive. Choice of shedding machines The equipment options for the G6500 include an electronic jacquard machine and a variety of positive dobbies with up to 24 shaft drives. With its modular design concept and the substantial scope it offers for expansion. Quick and easy setting for selvedge formation Separately driven. The effect can thus be judged immediately. the Sultex G6500 is a rapier weaving machine geared to the future – a safe long-term investment. with single-sprung back rest roller can be converted to the mechanically-positive driven variant.Well equipped for tomorrow’s markets When the G6500 is equipped with an electronic jacquard machine. The timing of shed closure for the left and right selvedges is freely programmable via the terminal. for example. the patterning options are virtually limitless. or vice versa. 2004-0081-2 8 2006-0020 . thus guaran-teeing optimal running characteristics irrespective of the weft yarn. electronically controlled selvedge forming units ensure clean selvedge formation. The uncompromisingly modular design allows the G6500 to be adapted any time to meet new require-ments. 2004-0143-2 The electronically controlled selvedge forming unit can be adjusted at the terminal while the machine is running. within just 30 minutes. Fine adjustments are made on the selvedge forming unit itself. The warp tensioning system.
and the fabric quality is right from the very ﬁrst metre on. the G6500 can be reset to produce a different style very quickly. When carrying out a quick style change. Opening the warp beam bearings to change the beam could hardly be simpler.Short set-up times – the key to productivity The G6500’s short set-up and changeover times make it a leader in productivity and ﬂexibility. It is thus an ideal rapier weaving machine for a market in which weavers face the dual challenge of rapidly changing requirements and short times to market. Style changes: fast and (almost) without tools On the G6500. 2006-0022 2004-0085 9 . Thanks to the practical quick-action couplings. No tools are needed. the warp stop motion is just as easy to replace. Short style setting times With mechatronic solutions and reproducible settings. The G6500 can be equipped with a race board or supporting teeth. you can change styles or warps fast – and almost without tools. which can be switched quickly. the entire shaft assembly can be ﬁtted or removed quickly and easily.
with self-explanatory pictograms. the state-of-the-art control system is a persuasive argument in favour of the G6500. The prepared pattern data are combined with the setting parameters of the style and transferred to the G6500 via data carrier or intranet. The logical structuring. Touch-screen control: with clear user prompting and easy-tounderstand pictograms the G6500 can be operated safely and efﬁciently.User-friendly control Besides excellent textile characteristics.Weaves. This allows potential improvements to be rapidly identiﬁed and put into effect. pick sequences and setting parameters can of course also be programmed and/or modiﬁed directly at the terminal. SmartWeave – intelligent pattern data programming “SmartWeave” offers fabric designers intelligent support in the preparation of weave designs and pick repeats. The logical design is extremely use-friendly. guides the operator to the desired function simply and with a minimum of keying. 2003-0006 SmartWeave is operated via graphical screen menus. 10 2005-0133 2004-0057 . Internet-ready touchscreen terminal. remote interrogation of the machine parameters is possible. Network-ready touchscreen terminal The G6500’s control inter-face is a user-friendly. Once the data has been transferred the machine can be set up quickly. Logically arranged push buttons facilitate the operation of the weaving machine. Thanks to the G6500’s Internet capability.
Production economics Our broad-based knowledge of weaving processes is a safe foundation for investment and proﬁtability analysis on any scale. to give the user complete satisfaction. With regard to both content and method the course is professionally designed and makes learning a pleasure. or at one of the training centres we operate around the world. our spare parts logistics are continuously adapted to customers’ and market requirements. and advise you on the modernization of an existing production facility or the planning of a new one. ITEMA ensures that support for its partners and customers continues after they purchase their weaving machines. We train your operating personnel either on the spot at your facility. our weaving machines can be upgraded at any time to meet changing market requirements. Our specialists analyze your plant’s organization. you can test any yarn on any machine you want. adjustments and checks. air-conditioning and cleaning in order to optimize your operation. Training Correct training is crucial for optimal utilization of our weaving systems. components and accessories is one of the most important services offered by ITEMA. it teaches how to carry out settings. Project consulting If desired. Based on the “learning on the job” principle. China. in special courses at ITEMA. At ITEMA. upstream and/ or down-stream production stages. onthe-spot basic and further training. ITEMA service is not limited to merely commissioning the machines. Besides the basic courses we offer. Customer Support Service Supplying you quickly and reliably with spare parts. we can collaborate with you to develop training concepts to suit your organization or to meet other speciﬁc requirements. via clear. animations and illustrations. Switzerland. Our specialists will be glad to advise you. easy-to-understand videos. and optimize processes and operating results. Upgrading Thanks to their modular design.World-class weaving machines – worldwide after sales service tailored to your needs Based on close customer contacts. 11 9099-0472 . India. With the “ELSPACEnet” (Electronic Spare Part Catalogue via Internet) and “EDOSnet” (Electronic Direct Ordering System via Internet). we offer comprehensive plant analyses. thus ensuring fast and comprehensive availability and supply. the weaving process. Textile Technical Consulting In order to enhance fabric quality. Computer Based Training ITEMA’s Computer Based Training is the key to independent. The results will guide you to the most suitable weaving system. It also ensures that they remain fully functional and available throughout their service lives. logistics. our experts will draw up plans for optimal positioning of your weaving machines. increase productivity. Weaving trials Our Textile Centres in Italy. The results are a dependable guide for rational investment decisions reﬂecting a genuine need. development and processing available to you. Japan and the USA make the large body of weaving knowledge obtained from research.
Also Savio (automatic winders).41. Ltd. Italy Phone +39 035 7282111 Telefax +39 035 740505 ITEMA (Switzerland) Ltd. Our experienced team develops and manufactures state of the art weaving machinery.com 12 Speciﬁcations subject to change without notice.. P. 98. BarcoVision (MES and automatic inspection systems). All our products are sold and serviced worldwide.ITEMA Weaving is a Business Unit of the ITEMA group with operations in Italy. Dong Xing Road Song Jiang Industrial Zone Shanghai 201613.itemagroup.09 Bao ITEMA Weaving Machinery (China) Co. Our brand names Sultex. Binzackerstrasse 41 8620 Wetzikon ZH. Radici 4 24020 Colzate (BG). Promatech SpA Via Cav. China Phone +86 (0)21 67742618 Telefax +86 (0)21 67742608 . Switzerland and China. G. Somet and Vamatex are well known to anybody in the textile industry. SEDO-Treepoint (Dyehouse automation) and Eutron (industrial electronic products) are brand names of the ITEMA Group. Switzerland Phone +41 (0)43 488 21 21 Telefax +41 (0)43 488 21 01 www. R. Loepfe (yarn clearers). Printed in China / 37.
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