Monforts, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, is introducing a new Easy Compact range, designed specifically for the advanced compacting of open width knitted fabrics. “Compacting is an essential stage in the finishing process, with a decisive influence on the final quality of knitted styles such as jerseys, piques, interlocks, plushes and ribs. It perfectly controls shrinkage and reduces yarn slippage while providing fabrics with a smooth, soft, fluffy and silky touch, adding lustre and improving opacity,” the company explains.
The stretching field of the new Monforts Easy Compact is equipped with a vertical chain return and its twin felts guarantee controlled shrinkage and the lowest possible shrinkage values. They are constructed from 100 per cent Nomexto ensure a long lifetime and durability, even under high process temperature conditions.
As a result of the Easy Compact’s twin felt configuration, the desired quality is completely identical on both sides of the fabric being treated and its frequencycontrolled drives provide completely reproducible fabric tension quality, according to the manufacturer.
Other key features include a sturdy pinning-in unit, a motorised selvedge uncurler device, and a stainless-steel tandem supporting bar for mark-free centre support. The non-stop winder at the end of the range can be fitted with an optional fabric cooling device on the adjustable speed conveyor belt. The Easy Compact, which is available for all markets worldwide, is controlled by the latest Monforts Qualitex PLC system, with teleservice access for ease of maintenance and software updates.