Loepfe weft thread break said to boost weaving productivity

Posted September 17, 2020


WETZIKON, Switzerland – Loepfe Brothers Ltd. announced the launch of its new WeftMaster SFB – the first of several of planned launches featuring latest technology products aimed at maximizing productivity in weaving mills.

The WeftMasterÒ brand carries with it a long heritage of international success and reputation for Swiss engineering quality. The WeftMaster SFB weft thread brake has now been upgraded with new electronics to control up to four brakes.


Designed for fitting to projectile and rapier looms, the WeftMaster SFB controls the tension for all yarn types, thus minimizing weft thread breaks. Braking start is optimized through precise projectile detection allowing increased loom speeds and promoting higher output. The WeftMaster SFB brakes also feature reduced yarn abrasion and higher wear resistance.


“Today, it’s all about productivity and maximizing return on investment,” said Guido Wieland, Loepfe’s head of Products & Solutions. “The WeftMaster SFB helps our customers in the technical textile business to increase production while effectively prolonging the life of their original equipment. We know there are still many owners of mechanically braked weaving looms out there, so would urge them to contact us – there’s never been a better time to adopt a well-proven and reliable electronically-controlled solution.”


Loepfe CEO Dr. Ralph Mennicke added: “Despite the continuing COVID-19 crisis, a few months ago we announced our intent to transform the company and bring new products to the market. While our transformation is already well-advanced, many congratulations to the whole Loepfe team for their excellent work to facilitate the launch of the new WeftMaster SFB product today. We are all very excited about this and other upcoming product launches. Our customers can soon expect more new best-in-class products to support them as economic recovery gets underway.”


Source: Loepfe

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