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  • Air Covering
  • Air Covering

Air Covering

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    Air covering machine

    • Tubes

      or cops are the most flexible base for a wide range of package shapes (e.g.: cylindrical - no taper / biconical - double taper / single taper / bottle shape), depending on the winding unit (type of winding)

    • FilamentYarnFilament Yarn

      Synthetic yarn composed of one or more filaments that run the whole length of the yarn. Yarns of one filament are referred to as mono-filament; yarns of several filaments as multi-filament.

    • ELElastan

      Elastane or Spandex is a polyurethane-polyurea copolymer. This synthetic fibre can be stretched from four to seven times their length, reverting to their original length when the tension is relaxed. Used for all areas where a high degree of permanent elasticity is required: hosiery, underwear, sportswear, and in woven and knitted fabrics.

    • DTYDrawn Textured Yarn

      Made from Polyester POY by simultaneously twisting & drawing. DTY yarn is mainly used in weaving and knitting.

    • PET / PESPolyester

      Synthetic fiber made from a thermoplastic polymer that contain the ester functional group in their main chain. Most commonly refers to a type called polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyethylene succinate (PES) with a melting point from 103 – 106°C

    • PAPolyamid

      Also known as Nylon. PA consists of chemical fibres and are obtained from synthetic polymers. Polyamid is very resistant and tear proof as well as elastic, stretchable and takes just a little moisture up. In addition it is extensively crease-resistant and drip-dry.

    XENO-AC – the new SSM air covering machine – is a yarn processing machine for intermingling and precision winding of filament yarns and Elastan with or without lubrication. Infinitely adjustable process conditions as well as an up-todate yarn path enable the optimisation of the closeness and stability of the intermingling of yarns, according to the specific requirements of the downstream process.

    The key features are:

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    Technical data XENO-AC

    Types of winding

    DIGICONE® 2 or precision

    Mechanical speed

    up to 2000 m/min (process speed depending on process parameters)

    Package shape

    freely programmable

    Traverse length

    25…270 mm electronically adjustable

    Take-up package diameter

    up to 280 mm

    Package weight

    up to 10 kg

    Supply package diameter

    – on outboard creel

    1-ply: up to 300 mm; 2-ply or 1-ply + reserve: up to 240 mm; 3-ply: up to 200 mm

    upon request


    filament yarns, Elastane


    22…3300 dtex

    Take-up tubes



    single sided

    No. of spindles per section


    No. of spindles min./max.

    5 / 80


    440 mm


    individually controlled electronic single drives

    Installed power

    ~500 W per spindle

    Power consumption

    ~180...250 W per spindle

    Compressed air / Process air requirement and connections

    all external installations are the responsibility of the customer: one air connection for up to 30 spindles / two air connections for up to 60 spindles / three air connections for up to 80 spindles

    Required air-pressure

    machine operation: 6 bar / intermingling jet: up to 6 bar

    Process air consumption

    depending on jet type and process parameters, according to indications of jet manufacturer

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