Automated Air-Jet Spinning Machine J 26

Economical yarn production with a flexible machine
  1. Up to 15% energy savings
  2. Good fiber yield
  3. Outstanding soft fabrics

Product Details

The fully automated, double-sided air-jet spinning machine J 26 with 200 spinning units, six robots and a delivery speed of up to 500 m/min ensures very economical production thanks to the high fiber yield.

The machine allows energy savings of up to 15% thanks to the individual-drive concept, as well as space savings of up to 50%. The technological innovations of the J 26 enable the softness of knitted fabric to be adjusted.


200 spinning units, 6 robots, lowest space requirement and a high delivery speed ensure the most economical production process. The individual-drive concept of the J 26 allows to save energy of up to 15% per spin unit. Another 5% of energy reduction can be achieved thanks to suction channel zoning.

The design of the spinning unit is suitable for spinning viscose fibers, man-made fiber blends and 100% combed cotton and their blends. For viscose processing the J 26 offers several unique features. The new spinning nozzle housing “Z+1 High Speed” with a reshaped fiber feeding element ensures high yarn tenacity and production speed at the same time. The delivery speed can be increased up to 480m/min without a loss in yarn quality. This reduces the yarn conversion costs. The air pressure for twisting remains the same at a higher production speed.


The technological innovations of the J 26 enable the softness of the fabric to be adjusted. Alternate feeding of Z- and S-twisted yarns into the knitting machine improves the softness of the kitted fabric.

The proven Rieter yarn clearers Q 10A and Q 20AF can be integrated into the J 26. Alongside the standard functions, the Q 20AF also has special monitoring channels for detecting foreign fibers. Both yarn clearers enable spinning of the highest yarn quality.

With the stroke respiration, packages are produced with homogenous density, a heavier weight and soft edges. This guarantees that the packages in downstream processing have best-possible running behavior.


The J 26 can be delivered with a cylindrical or conical winding unit. The conical packages with 4°20 offer advantages during unwinding in knitting and weaving.

Two different articles can be produced on the J 26 at the same time. This is possible thanks to the independent tube loading and independent machine sides, which allow all parameters to be set individually.


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Com4 yarns

Yarns for the most exacting requirements that ensure competitiveness in a dynamic market are Com4 yarns. Spun on Rieter ring, compact, rotor or air-jet spinning machines the Com4 yarns are characterized by excellent quality. Rieter customers profit from optimized production costs and good selling outlets.


Machine Specifications


Yarn count [Ne]

16 - 70

Raw material

Combed cotton, cellulose, blends of combed cotton with cellulose/polyester (PES ≤ 50%), blends of cellulose with PES (PES ≤ 80%)


Delivery speed [m/min]

up to 500


Number of spinning units

20 per section, up to 200 per machine

Number of robots

2, 4, 6

Machine concept

Double-sided, independent machine sides for spinning different yarns on each machine side

Drive concept

Individual drive for spinning and winding units

Traversing system

Unique traversing system for sliver and yarn

Package shape

Cylindrical packages with diameter up to 300 mm or 4.5 kg, conical packages 4°20 with diameter up to 240 mm