Denim Weaving Machines on Show
Denim Like No Other
The second generation of the Itema denim-dedicated rapier weaving machine, the R95002denim will be exhibited for the first time in China for the benefit of Asia-Pacific weavers.
Launched in April 2018, the Itema R95002denim already became the success case of the year, amassing interest and requests from all over the world. ITMA Asia visitors will see first-hand the extraordinary advantages provided to denim weavers by the R95002denim.
Unparalleled cost savings, superior fabric quality and outstanding user-experience are the key words of the R95002denim which features breakthrough devices and enhanced skills guaranteeing an unrivalled competitive advantage in the market to denim mills.
Saving is the crucial point of the R95002denim. Not only the optimization of the main mechanical components allows a considerable energy consumption reduction but the machine is equipped with the iSAVER™, a revolutionary device, never-before-seen in the industry, that eliminates the waste selvedge on the left-hand side of the fabric thus leading to unparalleled savings.
R95002denim is produced with the same quality guarantee in both Itema world class manufacturing plants in Italy and in China, guaranteeing the fastest time to market and the same excellent machine to worldwide Customers.
The new generation of the Itema denim rapier machines comes to the weaver packed-full with denim dedicated, innovative and breakthrough devices that put Itema – once again – one step ahead in the field of denim, guaranteeing an unrivalled competitive advantage in the market to denim mills running the new Itema machine thanks to tangible benefits ensured by brand-new innovations:
UNPARALLELED COST SAVINGS:
01. iSAVER™ by ItemaLab
Breakthrough mechatronic innovation to eliminate the waste selvedge on the left side of the fabric.
No Warp and Weft Waste Leading to Unparalleled Cost Savings
02. Energy Saving
The optimization of the machine main mechanical components and lubrication system allows a considerable energy consumption reduction.
Substantial Cost Savings
03. New Tape-Hook System
Redesigned and optimized, the tape-hook system provides the remarkable benefit of significantly extending components’ lifetime. The new Itema tapes developed by Lamiflex, an Itema Group company specializing in composite materials, feature an innovative configuration with a triple layer of carbon fiber.
Maximum Components Reliability
SUPERIOR FABRIC QUALITY:
04. SK UltraLight Rapiers
Specially designed to meet specific indigo fabric needs. The rapiers’ revolutionary design ensures their reduced dimensions and maximum lightness. Streamlined and lightweight, the SK UltraLight Rapiers provide a high-precision grip and guarantee superior textile performances.
Superior Textile Performances
05. Enhanced Itema Shed Geometry
The worldwide recognized as best-in-class Itema Shed Geometry takes here a further step towards perfect fabric quality. In fact, the smallest shed opening in the market ensures unsurpassed denim quality, hand-feel and appearance.
Unmatched Fabric Quality and Textile Versatility
06. Optimized Ergonomy
The R95002denim features a lowered front frame to facilitate machine accessibility for the weaver when carrying out daily textile operations.
Improved Machine Accessibility
07. Itema Textile Help
The Electronic NCP – New Common Platform features a new important tool for the weaver: the Itema Textile Help customized for denim fabrics. An advanced and at the same time intuitive troubleshooting software that supports the weaver with concrete solutions to easily and quickly overcome the most common textile difficulties that may occur during the weaving cycle.
Real-Time Support to Weavers
08. New Ergonomic Rapier Opener
Allowing the weaver to carry out the necessary set-up operations in just a few, quick moves and without the need of additional tools.
Easy Set-Up Operations
09. ISD-Independent Selvedge Device
The new design ensures reduced maintenance due to minimized dust accumulation.
When innovation goes hand in hand with sustainability
Since ever rapier weaving technology implicates warp and weft waste formation at both fabric sides. But today, Itema changes the rules of the game.
ItemaLab™, the Itema Advanced Innovation Department, developed a breakthrough device – iSAVER™ – able to completely eliminate the left-hand weft waste, leading to unparalleled benefits.
iSAVER™ is based on the latest and most advanced mechatronic principles which provide weavers with a highly innovative, yet intuitive and simple-to-operate device where set-up is possible directly from the machine console. Moreover, the device does not hinder in any way the operating speed of the loom and in case of fabric width adjustments the iSAVER™ stays in its position since the weaver just needs to work on the right side of the fabric by setting an asymmetric width reduction.
Working up to four weft colors/yarns, iSAVER™ features four small clamps that hold the yarn during the weft insertion cycle and that move according to the weft that has to be inserted in the fabric. By inserting the weft yarns in the fabric without the need of additional yarns, the iSAVER™ eliminates the false selvedge on the left side of the fabric significantly reducing raw material waste leading to never-seen-before cost savings and setting a new benchmark in sustainable weaving.
Just consider that the weaver will gain in average a saving of € 2.000 per year per machine, and our planet will gain even more. In fact, for the first time in the weaving industry, a sustainable approach when choosing the weaving equipment is now possible. Thanks to iSAVER™, 1.000 Kg of cotton per machine per year – the 3% of the total raw materials – will be saved, thus avoiding the waste of 20 million liters of water.
Numbers are clear: the introduction of iSAVER™ clearly sets a new benchmark in terms of sustainability within denim fabric production meeting the requirements of the most famous fashion brands which are more and more oriented towards a sustainable fabric manufacturing. Furthermore, the iSAVER™ is one of the key features of the Itema R95002denim, the rapier weaving machine born and designed to weave denim guaranteeing to weavers superior textile quality, outstanding user-friendliness and tangible energy and raw materials saving.