Wilcom’s AutoTuft Pneumatic Tufting Head Produces Special Tufting Effects
According to Wilcom, the device includes patented features that enable special tufting effects not possible via hand tufting. Features include a rotating tufting needle offering fast, smooth, full-speed cornering with high reliability and low wear; automatic cut/loop capability allowing the machine to switch between cut pile and loop pile on a tuft-by-tuft basis as specified in the design; and 3-D tufting enabling the machine to automatically tuft different pile heights tuft-by-tuft according to design.
The AutoTuft Pneumatic Tufting Head also features a guillotine system for consistent cutting of multiple ends and a range of yarn types and thicknesses. The system automatically cuts the ends of loop pile areas before moving to the next area.
July 24, 2012