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SUMO Drive concept

Still the most energy-efficient main drive available

The SUMO concept pioneered by Picanol is still the most energy-efficient main drive available. Designed as an integrated system it affords the lowest possible energy consumption while at the same time offering many other advantages such as full-range speed control, slow motion, pick finding and even automatic crossing setting. 

Picanol offers the most energy efficient machine, thanks to the SUMO main motor and the shortest drive train. With only 3 gears on airjet and 4 gears on rapier, the main motor drives the sley drive, the rapier drives (on rapier) and the shedding motion. This is the best guarantee for the lowest energy losses.

Furthermore the use of drive belts is completely eliminated.

In addition the SUMO motor also takes care of the slow motion movements. So, no need for extra slow motion drive systems, invertors etc. and also avoiding the extra energy consumption.