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PRA II Plus

A large percentage of the filling stops handled by the machine itself

Picanol's Pick Repair Automation (PRA II Plus) system automatically restarts the machine after a filling stop, saving valuable time and resources as no intervention by the weaver is required.

  • Pneumatic + mechanical removal of the filling from the fabric
  • Reliable yarn detection system
  • Easy access for cleaning
  • Minimal risk of partial fillings remaining in the shed thanks to right-hand-side removal
  • Works with different yarn types thanks to per-channel adjustment
  • Highest possible success rate of filling removals
  • Auto-start of machine after removal (no operator intervention required)
  • Fastest system on the market, minimizing risk of starting-marks


Late or missing fillings are detected by the machine which then activates the PRA sequence. During a short pause of the machine the faulty filling is inserted into the suction mouth. The rotating, pneumatically driven clamp then further pulls the filling yarn out of the fabric. After successful removal of the filling, the machine is automatically restarted and production can continue.

Fine-tuning of the PRA settings can be done for each insertion channel individually so the benefits of this feature are obtained even when using different types of filling yarn.


The OmniPlus-i combined with the new PRA II Plus system provides the best-in-class pick removal system on the market, offering increased productivity, not only in terms of success rate but also in operating speed.
Clearly this makes the Picanol PRA II Plus system a much-desired feature, giving weavers the efficiency and performance they deserve on our machines.