Upgrades and Retrofits

Maintain the value of Rieter equipment and boost its performance with innovative engineered solutions.
  1. Maximize productivity
  2. Improve yarn quality
  3. Save energy and optimize costs
  4. Extend the lifetime of equipment
  5. Improve flexibility

Boosting performance

After several years of operation, machines do not meet today's requirements anymore and request a little boost to recover their initial productivity. Rieter provides a wide range of solutions to bring customer's equipment up to its best levels and even beyond. 

J 26 Upgrade Z+1 High Speed (HS)

The Z+1 housing is slightly larger than the standard housing (Z-1) and it allows extra room for the twist element. The lifetime has been increased to four years thanks to the use of a ceramic inlet. The new improved fiber feeding element high speed(HS)which sits inside the twist element allows for a higher production speed at unchanged quality parameters. This upgrade is targeting 100% viscose applications on J 20 V3 and J 26 machines.

Customer values:

  • Production increase +9%
  • Unchanged quality parameters
  • Higher efficiency as required air pressure remains unchanged

J 20/J 26 Retrofit Suction SU

Today's suction is prone to build-up of fibers in the suction channel. This can lead to clogging and thus impacts yarn quality. Repeated yarn breaks or weak yarn detected by the yarn clearer can be relatively frequent. Operators don't always immediately recognize clogging of the suction as the cause, which leads to repeated red lights and subsequently a loss of production at the spin position. Semi-transparent suction channels prevent operator from seeing accumulation of fibers. With the new suction, production increases and quality remains stable or improves.

Customer values:

  • Faster maintenance – easy disassembly and cleaning
  • Transparent material to quickly see fiber accumulation. Less blockages, less down time.
  • Top apron suction: Increased suction enables possible increase of machine efficiency
  • Higher utilization of operators