• All textile applications, such as shirting, wool, silk, furnishing, curtains, home textile, apparel and technical fabrics

R9500² Rapier Weaving Machine

The Itema absolute best-seller, the rapier R9500, comes to the market in its Second Generation. The most successful rapier machine in recent history has been further optimized to guarantee superior performances and top textile quality.

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.

Itema R9500²: no limit to the best.

1 Energy Saving

The machine lubrication system and main mechanical components have been optimized to guarantee a considerable energy consumption reduction.

2 Direct Drive Motor with Oil Cooling

The Itema R9500² is equipped in its standard configuration with a direct drive motor with oil cooling which ensures a double valuable advantage: reduced maintenance and energy saving.

3 Sturdy Machine Structure

The sturdy yet compact structure provides maximum reliability and no vibrations leading to superior machine performances.

4 Multiple Choice of Weft Cutters

Mechanical Weft Cutter Traditional weft cutting system, reliable and effective. Rotocut Weft Cutter Featuring a rotary blade, it allows a perfect cutting time—at the same moment—of the filling yarns ensuring best results and optimal efficiency. Motorized Weft Cutter Ideal solution when weaving complex styles and/or multiple weft configurations, providing unbeatable versatility and textile efficiency.


2 Year Warranty

6 SK Weft Transfer

Designed for high speed and versatility thank to its exclusive streamlined and ceramic coated rapier heads. High machine performances and superior fabric quality.

7 FPA—Free Positive Approach Weft Transfer

No guiding elements in the shed.Ensuring a gentle treatment even of the most delicate warp yarns.Optimized Design. Outstanding versatility to weave the widest range of fancy, multifilament and monofilament yarns.

8 Unique Itema Shed Geometry

The Itema best-in-class shed geometry is worldwide renowned for its uniqueness. Featuring the smallest shed in its category, the Itema shed geometry guarantees zero stop marks thus leading to superior fabric quality and top fabric hand-feel even when running at the highest speeds.

9 Optimized Ergonomy

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.

10 Latest Generation Console

The weaver has a complete machine control through the brand-new latest generation, high-performance, super sensitive console which guarantees the highest reactivity and maximum reliability.

11 New FPA Ergonomic Rapier Opener

Ensuring easy set-up operations by allowing the weaver to carry out the necessary set-up operations in just a few, quick moves and without the need of additional tools.


Monitoring the Itema weaving machines efficiency and performances has never been so easy. Thanks to the brandnew Itema plant management software iMANAGER, the plant manager can easily control and access machines data and statistics from computer or portable devices.