Index 2014

2014-02-06

AUTEFA Solutions at INDEX in hall 4, booth 4121

Picture: (c) AUTEFA Solutions - production line with Webmaster Card, Crosslapper Topliner , Needle Loom Stylus
At INDEX on booth 4121 in hall 4, AUTEFA Solutions will inform about material efficiency, energy efficiency and the processing of renewable and recyclable fibers. INDEX focuses on lines for the manufacturing of fibers such as flax, bamboo, coconut and ramie. For this application the use of the Aerodynamic Web Forming Machine Airlay Card K12 DIRECT of AUTEFA Solutions is particularly effective here. It is a short and compact machine and enables a gentle fiber treatment.
The renewable fibres are used to create voluminous, 3-dimensional nonwoven fibres that are then processed into composites, for example with propylene or polyester in the top and bottom layer. The Airlay Card K12 DIRECT is suitable for the production of top quality webs in a weight range of 80 g/m2 to 6,000 g/m2. Due to the direct transfer from the chute feed to the Airlay Card, without an additional opener, the fibers are gently opened and formed into the nonwoven fabric. 
During INDEX visitors are interested in fiber recycling. The prudent handling with fibers is finished, when high-quality fiber material can be refeed to the production process. For nonwoven industry the fiber recycling concept of AUTEFA Solutions offers all components from a single source and enables a competent and effective realisation of the individual steps. Core components of the recycling line are high performance fiber balers and a compact tearing machine.
Dr. Stefan Schlichter, CEO of AUTEFA Solutions explains: „At INDEX we present latest technologies and developments that support and secure the success of our customers. The technologies and machines of AUTEFA Solutions stand for continuous process improvements and ensure a significant increase in product quality.” All machines and installations of AUTEFA Solutions are equipped with efficient and highperformance drive systems. The air control of the individual machines was continuously optimized. By using modern drives and achieving lower load on the filtration plants, energy is saved.
With lines and machines of AUTEFA Solutions existing installations can be modernized. Thus the production facilities are more flexible and a better product quality is achieved. Customers benefit from these advantages in order to meet the growing demands of the global markets and to remain competitive.
The Webmaster Card works on basis of a patented double doffer system between the two main card cylinders and offers two main advantages. It maximizes the production of the cards and improves the blending and fiber distribution on the second cylinder, facilitating improved product quality even at high production rates.
The Crosslapper Topliner is a key machine in many nonwoven installations. The Crosslapper Topliner increases the product quality in new installations or as a replacement in existing lines. The Crosslapper increases the weight of the product and improves the MD/CD ratio and the web strength.With Webmax, minor draft corrections can be made between the card and the Crosslapper. In this way the so-called smile-effect, namely the increased weight of the fabric in the edge areas, created by material shrinkage through drafting and speed accelerations, can be prevented via the Webmax compensation system. This results in a considerable saving of raw material.
The needle loom Stylus is equipped with the innovative Variliptic drive system, which enables high production speeds while also ensuring a gentle needling of the nonwoven fabric. This is particular important during the first process step, the preneedling. The Variliptic drive system optimizes the surface of the nonwoven fabric, while also protecting fibers and minimizing the needle wear.
AUTEFA Solutions delivers turn-key lines as well as individual machines for nonwovens manufacturing. Application fields are the production of artificial leather, filter products and paper-machine felts, automotive felts, geotextiles, floor coverings, felts for insulation and nonwovens for the hygiene industry. AUTEFA Solutions is an international machine manufacturing group with 5 locations in Germany, Italy, Austria, USA and China.
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