We are undoubtedly seeing a digital revolution in weaving, propelled by the wave of Industry 4.0 (the fourth industrial revolution). That’s why as a pioneer in weaving as well as in electronics, Picanol is proud to demonstrate an OptiMax-i weaving denim fabrics with almost fully digitized insertion.
As the major weaving machine supplier in the denim business, we are in the best possible position to detect the future needs of our customers. Together with our customers we are able to work out solutions and make this revolution actually happen already today.
Hence we are demonstrating a denim machine with insertion that has been almost completely digitized. Thanks to the integrated concept all settings are available and can be retrieved on the central microprocessor.
In addition to these “Driven by Data” features we also demonstrate an impressive “Sustainability Inside” capability, with the EcoFill in 4-color version installed on this OptiMax-i.
Picanol was the first machine manufacturer to eliminate the left-hand side waste ribbon on a rapier machine, introduced in 2011 in a 2-color version aimed at technical fabrics. The Picanol system for a catchcord-free set-up on the left-hand side has been extended to a 4-color version, with no limitations for the designers in terms of e.g. color pattern. On top of this, this feature is also very intuitive to control, as the EcoFill settings are fully digital.