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Karl Mayer Develops SMR-B Sizing Machine

Karl Mayer Rotal S.r.l., Italy, a subsidiary of Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, has engineered the new SMR-B - (OH -) sizing machine, which features the MPC-PW prewetting system. At just 2 meters long, the machine can carry out prewetting and sizing in a small space. The unit features a linear roller arrangement for ease of use, quick loading, and easy correction of yarn breaks or winds.

The MPC-PW prewetting unit features seven rollers.

The MPC-PW prewetting unit features seven rollers.One or two MPC units can be fitted on the machine, depending on the number of yarns processed and the width of the machine. According to the company, prewetting increases sizing performance and also reduces the hairiness of the yarns, facilitating processing of more yarns.

During sizing, the yarn is dipped and squeezed twice to improve sizing agent adhesion and to maximize yarn hairiness reduction. To ensure the yarns are treated as gently as possible, a guide roller between the MPC prewetting unit and sizebox has been eliminated, and the number of rollers on the MPC has been reduced from 13 to seven. The SMR-B - (OH -) can be computer-controlled and monitored by touch-screen controls.

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