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16th March 2016, Mönchengladbach

Monforts presents new Montex 8500 stenter with innovative features

Monforts, a leading textile machinery manufacturer, presents the new Montex 8500, which includes several new features and options.

The special features include an optional integrated support belt for heavy coated fabrics; a newly designed operator’s platform with improved access; enhanced visualisation introducing ‘smartphone’ features; a new stentering chain; and an Eco Booster heat recovery module where an additional Exhaust Air Cleaning device can be added.

New ‘smartphone’ features

A complete new and further enhanced visualisation software Qualitex 800 with finger tip control features offers smart phone-type techniques for machine operators and ensures smarter operating procedures. The screen is now much wider in 16:9 format, the company reports.

The new Montex 8500 includes several new features and options. © Monforts

The new stenter also incorporates the latest improved operator’s inlet section platform featuring an optionally available slideable monitor across the machine. Offering both improved clarity and ergonomics the platform is also said to provide improved access for coating processes. In knit version shortest fabric routing from draw roller to pinning in position is secured.

New maintenance-free stentering chain

A new maintenance-free Hercules Hybrid stentering chain, introduced at ITMA 2015, requires no lubrication and is designed to operate at spreading forces up to 2.500N/m, speeds of up to 100 m/min and temperatures up to 230°C. It is available for retrofitting into existing Montex stenters.

Energy savings

Following developments of its integrated heat recovery system, Monforts has introduced the new Eco Booster HRC; ensuring energy savings of up to 35% and fully automatic operation to eliminate maintenance standstill times.

At the same time, the newly integrated heat recovery Eco Booster module is said to remove up to 65% of the particle load in the exhaust air from the stenter. A Monforts Exhaust Air Cleaning system can be directly linked to the Eco Booster. Even higher removal rates can be achieved with an optional Monforts electric precipitator.

The Eco Booster module features a fully automatic self-cleaning system eliminating standstill times for maintenance work and ensuring increased range availability. The whole process can be easily monitored from the control panel via the Monforts Qualitex 800 control system.

Integrated support belt

An integrated belt support allows smooth, marking – free fabric travel across the width of the stenter, the company reports. It has been designed to support heavy coated or knitted fabrics.

Split thermal system

Designed for special coating processes, technical and nonwoven applications, the Montex 8500 optionally features a thermal splitting system which allows different finishing temperatures in both the upper and lower nozzle systems.

This is ideal for applications such as automobile carpets, where different temperatures are required on both sides of the product.


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