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Finest Cloth Getting Even Wider: For the First Time 40,000 Meshes Seamless over a Width of Three Metres!

08.02.17

The proof that an automated loom never stops learning is provided by the “Wide Loom 3000” that was developed and built by our own mechanical engineering team and commissioned in 2011. The machine that is located at the Herolz plant was already a record holder: it being the first loom to seamlessly weave metal wire cloths with a width of 3000 mm.

This meant that the “Wide Loom 3000” was able to fully satisfy the needs of applications requiring large size screening and filtering elements that can make no compromises with respect to process quality and safety. Through continuous development of the control software, the limits of the machine have been gradually expanded so that it is now possible to produce extra-wide cloths with a micro-mesh quality. 0.05 mm thin stainless steel wires can be woven to a mesh with a fineness of up to 0.077mm! Such extremely fine and at the same time particularly wide cloths are required in the production of yeast fungus, where they are installed in the large-scale vacuum filter drums that dry the yeast. More information about this extremely exciting application is provided in the cover story of the new PACO WORLD 25.