Building further on nearly 40 years of experience in airjet weaving and over 100,000 airjet machines shipped, the new TerryPlus-i Connect combines this rich heritage with a clear vision of the future.
At Picanol, we believe that in this fast-changing world of weaving, the needs of weaving mills in general and the expectations of our customers and their operators are evolving rapidly. Our market is nowadays driven by an increasing concern for environmental topics, higher costs, and the lower availability of resources and skills, as well as the digital revolution.
That is why the TerryPlus-i Connect – which is based on the OmniPlus-i Connect – has been built around our four leading design principles.
Picanol machines have always been built for maximum performance, and they always will be. Smart performance focuses on ensuring the highest industrial speeds in the market in combination with top quality. With the TerryPlus-i Connect, the insertion time is optimized with the new generation of sley cams, while the rigid yet extremely light construction of the pneumatical pile backrest guarantees perfect loop formation for even the most complicated terry designs.
The further reduction of energy consumption is not an optional extra – it has to be embedded in the machine design. With its modified relay nozzle distance, the new TerryPlus-i Connect offers more stable insertion and consequently new possibilities for achieving a further reduction in energy consumption, even by automated algorithms. In other words, sustainability is inside.
Picanol has pioneered the digitization of weaving machines for many decades now. SmartShed – the fully electronically controlled shedding motion incorporated in the new TerryPlus-i Connect – is a logical next step in this evolution. This together with an abundant use of sensors generates lots of data that fuel real-time optimization algorithms and promise even more gains in productivity when combined with other data. And this even applies to data from other, machines. Therefore, weaving with Picanol becomes truly driven by data.
Picanol machines are always designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Thanks to the BlueTouch display with its complete newly designed user interface, the smart signal lights and the implementation of Access control, the highest level of intuitive control has been incorporated in the machine design of the TerryPlus-i Connect.
PicConnect is our online platform offering digital services. It serves as a powerful extension of your weaving capabilities. Whatever your reflexes tell you to do, PicConnect amplifies it. We call it intuitive weaving – it’s about allowing you to follow your weaving instincts.