Performance is the first requirement for any machine or feature, and the obvious indicator is the theoretical maximum speed. Very often, however, the gap between this theoretical speed and the effective speed under real-life conditions is huge.
Our designers have taken up this challenge, searching for ways to build a machine that also delivers top performance with less-than-perfect inputs. That is why, e.g., we always strive for optimized sley movement.
Increasing real performance also means reducing downtime to an absolute minimum. For example with our QSC (Quick Style Change), the quickest way to get new styles up and running. Still unique in the weaving world, Picanol introduced it over 25 years ago.
We also use technology in a smart way to monitor the behavior of the yarn and the weaving process on a permanent basis. For instance we constantly tweak the insertion parameters using sophisticated algorithms – even within the pick.
That’s what we call ‘Smart Performance’: intelligent machine design combined with self-setting software, allowing the highest possible practical speed and best performance under real conditions.