What Are Rapier Loom

- Jun 23, 2018-

Rapier loom is the most widely used shuttleless loom. Apart from its characteristics of high speed, high degree of automation, and high-efficiency production of shuttleless loom, its active weft insertion method is highly adaptable to suitability. The weft insertion of all kinds of yarns and the rapier loom also have obvious advantages in multi-color weft weaving. It can produce yarn-dyed products with up to 16 color weft yarns. As shuttleless looms replace shuttle looms, rapier looms will become the main production model of woven fabrics.

As early as 150 years ago, weaving machines gradually replaced manual weaving. At that time, shuttle looms were twice as productive as hand-woven fabrics. In 1844, shuttleless looms began to appear. Flexible rapier looms began in 1925. After World War II, commercial production was realized in the 1950s and 1960s. Significant progress was made gradually. At present, rapier weaving machines have a weft insertion rate of up to 1500 m. Min or more.

The rapier loom is mainly designed to solve the weft insertion method and includes a rigid, flexible, and retractable weft insertion method. Its main product is a garment fabric. Compared with other weft insertion methods, the rapier weaving method is suitable for multi-color weft insertion. It can produce 12-color multi-patterned products for weft insertion, including various types of past. Yarn, production of various types of fabrics. The active rapier drive can complete weft insertion on many difficult-to-weft yarns.

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