12.06.2012 - New E 80 Comber – Combing Flexibility with Superior Quality
At the ITMA Asia + CITME 2012, Rieter presented the newly developed E 80 combing machine for the first time to the textile world. The E 80 comber fulfills highest demands in terms of productivity, quality and economy with a high measure of flexibility. The actual production performance of the E 80 comber in combination with the fully automated lap piecing system, ROBOlap, amounts to 2 tons daily.
Unique flexibility with combing
The highly flexible E 80 comber is the result of many years of intensive and successful development work in the field of combing technology. The design of the E 80 comber with a 45 % greater combing area enables the focus, freely selected by the customer, to be concentrated on productivity, quality or raw material yield. The customer can choose in line with market requirements and can set the highly flexible comber accordingly.
Selectable focus – quality, productivity or raw material yield
The control of quality, productivity or raw material yield means influencing the production costs in the spinning mill. Rieter’s technology know-how and the machine conception of the E 80 allow this flexible control without additional components. With the same batt weight, a wide spectrum of yarn fineness/counts can be covered.
Highest quality with combing – further improvement of IPI values by 20 %
The Rieter combing technology meets the highest quality demands. With the E 80 comber, a significantly better yarn quality is achieved with the same noil extraction when compared to other systems.
The high yarn quality is achieved with the highest nip rate and the highest possible batt weight. Compared to Rieter’s earlier comber, imperfections (IPI values) are reduced by up to 20 %. The E 80 produces these impressive yarn values at the same high output level as the predecessor model.
The gentle, controlled fiber treatment is assured by the optimally coordinated combing movements C•A•P•DQ (Computer Aided Process Development) and the largest combing area developed by Rieter.
Combing with highest productivity – 2 tons daily
Up to 84 kg/h combed sliver is the actual production performance of the new Rieter
E 80 comber with fully automated lap change and ROBOlap piecing system. This corresponds to a production increase of more than 10 % with constant quality compared to the predecessor model. The resulting combed sliver production of up to 2 tons daily is achieved in mill operations with a batt weight of 80 g/m.
The E 80 comber produces up 500 nips in operation. The low energy consumption reduces energy costs and leads to a reduction of production costs at highest productivity.
Raw material yield – further improved by 2 %
With the emphasis on raw material yield, the E 80 comber exhibits excellent fiber selection and low production costs – with constant quality and productivity.
The large working area of the circular comb and the new combing geometry exert a positive influence on the fiber selection of the Rieter comber. This results in a raw material saving of up to 2 % in comparison to the predecessor model and up to 4 % compared to other systems and can lead to a cost reduction of up to 20 % per kilo of sliver.
Automation only supplied by Rieter
The mill-proven fully automatic lap change and piecing system ROBOlap is unique and continues to represent the standard for modern combing lines. The lap transport system offers a choice between the semi-automatic lap transport SERVOtrolley E 16 / E 17 and the fully-automatic lap transport SERVOlap E 26.
New 1 000 mm cans – reduced operator effort
Use of cans with 1 000 mm diameter in the combing process enables a uniform can dimension from the card up to the comber. The number of different cans in the spinning mill is thereby reduced which keeps investment costs low. The larger can sizes lessen operator effort and improve yarn quality by the reduced number of sliver piecings.
Rieter is a leading supplier on the world market for textile machinery and components used in short staple fiber spinning. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures systems, machinery and technology components used to convert natural and manmade fibers and their blends into yarns. Rieter is the only supplier worldwide to cover spinning preparation processes as well as all four final spinning processes currently established on the market. With 18 manufacturing locations in 9 countries, the company employs a global workforce of some 4 700, about 28 % of whom are based in Switzerland. Rieter is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under ticker symbol RIEN.
E 80 Comber (JPG/CMYK/4.2 MB) (right mouse click, save as)
Selectable Focus of the E 80 Comber (JPG/CMYK/2.8 MB) (right mouse click, save as)