ITEMA RAPIER R9500terry:
THE BEST RAPIER TERRY MACHINE IN THE MARKET
Itema, the first and foremost rapier terry loom producer, carries on the rich heritage and reputation in terry weaving of historic Sulzer, Vamatex and now Itema brands.
Terry cloth represents one of the most fascinating fabrics among all woven textiles due to the high mastery required to weave complex design patterns. Itema believes that the rapier transfer system is the best technology when it comes to producing superior quality terry towels, guaranteeing weavers the capability to manufacture not only the softest towels, but also the most creative designs to meet the requests of home textile brands.
Launched in 2015, the Itema R9500terry has quickly become an absolute market success with installations in more than 30 countries, from Japan to Guatemala passing through China, Pakistan and Botswana, just to name a few. The R9500terry is by far the market leader in the countries where terry cloth production on rapier weaving technology is traditionally preferred, namely Portugal, Turkey, South Korea, Japan and Italy.
Understanding the underlying drivers that motivate this undisputed market success becomes easy when looking at the R9500terry technological prowess and unique features, that we will quickly now review.
R9500terry is built on the success of its predecessor Silver DT and combines the latest Itema developments with innovations especially developed for terry weaving.
The machine’s sturdy structure and the advanced electronic and mechanical platforms come from the Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, a real market phenomenon which is proving – since market launch in 2012 – unparalleled reliability and unmatched performances.
R9500’s unique features have been implemented on R9500terry to maximize efficiency, speed and reliability, such as the Turboprop – the exclusive rapier drive system, the Direct Drive Motor – a unique motor for easy operations and settings, and the innovative SK Rapiers.
Furthermore, the R9500terry is available in multiple weaving widths, including the 3800mm wide version which is provided to the market only by Itema.
The textile quality is enhanced due to a winning trio of innovative devices: the
positive pile back-rest roller, the pile formation unit and the ground back-rest roller.
The Itema positive pile back rest roller, unique in the market, guarantees a significant optimization of the pile warp tension, drastically reducing the friction during cloth displacement. Driven by a single motor, the pile formation unit ensures an easy pile height setting directly from the user interface, guaranteeing superior fabric quality due to the pick-per-pick loop adjustment and cloth displacement up to 28mm (the most advanced in the market), leading to endless creative possibilities. The ground back-rest roller, equipped with light weight cylinders and a load cell to control the tension, perfectly drives the yarn’s movement facilitating the shed formation. This innovative winning trio of advanced devices featured on the R9500terry provides unparalleled textile quality and utmost versatility.
If your target is to add an advanced, innovative, highly reliable terry weaving machine
ready to unleash your designers’ talent and creativity, the R9500terry is the right
choice for your weaving mill.
In this Red Dot News edition you can hear first-hand from three of our Weaving Excellence Brand Ambassadors – JF Almeida, Ozanteks and Yedeks Tekstil – all amazing terry weavers who testify with their own experience about the Itema R9500terry and its proven, impressive performance.
See for yourself the video testimonials here: