December 6, 2023
Technical Textile & Nonwoven

Andritz Highlights PA.3000 Elliptical Cylinder Pre-Needler At ITMA

German nonwovens technologies manufacturer Andritz, highlighted a complete PA.3000 elliptical cylinder pre-needler at ITMA 2023 in Hall 10, Stall A105.

According to Andritz, the PA.3000 is the ideal solution for processing fibre mats, featuring new capabilities to freeze the evenness of the fabric as it operates with no internal draft and with more than 70% extra surface-impact needling capacity than the existing technology.

The company also presented its ProWin technology for profile web weight correction, which is used to optimise fabric evenness and provide a faster return on investment in the needlepunch market segment.

“By combining the well-known and proven technologies ProWid and ProDyn, ProWin allows customers to achieve the lowest CV-ratio ever, reaching more demanding markets and saving up to 2% additional fibers compared to ProDyn,” Andritz said.

In digital technologies, Andritz displayed the Metris, which is an all-in-one digitalisation platform, which provides full support for industrial plants throughout their entire life cycle.

It combines a complete set of functionalities for professional production management, simulation and optimisation using the latest artificial intelligence methods, plus cyber security, and condition monitoring with smart sensors in an integrated approach.

Andritz also exhibited its textile-recycling processes, including textile fibre preparation, mechanical and chemical recycling, and combined processes in Hall 9, Stall C205.

One highlight is the ADuro F fine grinder used for efficient fine grinding of pre-shredded textile input material down to a very accurate granulates size, while keeping dust to an absolute minimum.

A Jumbo tearing module has been designed for recycling a high volume of textiles, whether post-consumer textile waste or industrial textile waste and includes high quality tearing equipment for smooth production of nonwoven fibre and yarn.

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