Germany-based Karl Mayer
Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has introduced the GOM 8 basic sample warping machine — a simplified,
economical version of the GOM 16 sample warper. The company reports the GOM 8 — which costs
approximately 30 percent less than the GOM 16, while offering the same sample warping technology —
is a viable solution for standard operations typically performed in Asian mills and for newcomers
with limited investment capital and/or undetermined needs.
Suitable for producing shirting fabric and for processing short runs of cotton, silk or wool
in a variety of patterns, the GOM 8 offers half the number of package positions as the GOM 16 and
fewer options; but it still runs at 1,200 meters per minute, has a virtually unlimited pattern
range with one rotary creel and allows color changes at full speed. Warps of up to 420 meters may
be produced, and warp beams have a lease at both ends.