R95002: NO LIMIT TO THE BEST
Launched on the market in 2012, the Itema R9500 quickly established a new reference point in speed, versatility and user-friendliness. Market success has been outstanding, with an impressive number of machines installed in more than 60 countries on all five continents. Designed to guarantee best-in-class machine performances, the Itema rapier R9500 leveraged the well-known and worldwide recognized Itema know-how in developing in-house its rapiers to ensure unbeatable fabric quality when weaving the widest range of yarns and patterns. The best-in-class electronic platform – ensuring maximum reliability – and the sturdy machine structure – guaranteeing no vibrations -, are other success factors that made the R9500 one of the most highly reputed and successful rapier looms in the history of weaving.
Now in its second generation, the R95002 is ready to establish a new technological benchmark in rapier weaving by further improving key machine’s functionalities.
Always working on improving our Customers’ benefits and to make weavers’ life easier, we focused in implementing on the Itema R95002 key advancements that now make this machine the most energy efficient rapier weaving machine on the market while ensuring best-in-class textile performances and fabric quality. Moreover, the R95002 – already renowned for its user-friendliness – has been further optimized to ensure the best user-experience ever.
Let’s see together the main machine novelties.
The most energy efficient rapier weaving machine on the market
The lubrication system and the main mechanical components, thanks to an extensive engineering study and to advanced machining equipment in our production plant, have been optimized to guarantee a reduced power consumption.
Moreover, the R95002 features – as standard – a direct drive motor with oil cooling which ensures a double valuable advantage: reduced maintenance and energy saving. The oil cooling system helps the heat recovery by dissipating and reducing the motor temperature, thus leading to an extended component lifetime and to higher machine performances, including a reduced energy consumption.
Field measurements confirm that the R95002 provides up to -15% reduced energy consumption compared to previous machine model, thus making the R95002 the most energy efficient rapier weaving machine on the market.
Best-in-class textile performances
Itema is worldwide famous for its rapier machine absolute leading position when it comes to providing superior fabric quality. The Itema unique shed geometry on the market and our patented rapiers easily and efficiently weave the widest range of yarns and patterns ensuring first fabric quality. This is the reason why the Itema R9500 is the preferred choice of worldwide furnishing weavers and, in general, of all companies that need to weave sophisticated and complex shirting and fashion fabrics.
The R95002 is now available up to 24 shafts, providing a further enhanced versatility. The Itema SK Weft Transfer with guided hooks or FPA-Free Positive Approach with no guiding elements in the shed perfectly meet all the weaving requirements, even the most demanding.
Moreover, in case of very big Jumbo Jacquards machines, the main shedding machine suppliers provide independent drive for the R95002, thus leading to unparalleled performances and to endless design possibilities.
The best user-experience of its category
Itema knows very well that time is precious and that one of the most sensitive points of a weaving machine consists in its essential operation. Therefore, listening to our Customers, we fine-tuned key parts to further improve what was already evaluated as a surprisingly easy machine to run.
The R95002 features a lowered front frame to facilitate machine accessibility for the weaver when carrying out daily textile operations thus leading to an optimized machine ergonomy.
The weaver has a complete machine control through the brand-new latest generation, high-performance, super sensitive Quad Core console which guarantees the highest reactivity and maximum reliability.
The NCP-New Common Electronic Platform drives all the electronic machine functionalities and represents a real quality assurance for Customers. In fact, the Itema NCP is well known to be the most reliable electronic platform on the market with almost no maintenance required.
For the R95002 equipped with the FPA Weft Transfer, a new FPA Rapier Opener is available, allowing the weaver to carry out the necessary set-up operations in just a few, quick moves and without the need of additional tools, thus ensuring easy set-up operations.
Multiple advancements have been implemented on the R95002 with the main goal to make weavers’ live easier.
The Itema rapier R95002 leverages its predecessor market success by introducing brand-new features to further improve cost savings, usability and fabric quality. Since those who seek perfection, never stop.