Picanol Debuts Terryplus 800

Belgium-based Picanol NV celebrated
the 70th anniversary of its founding with the launch of its Terryplus 800 air-jet terry weaving
machine, based on the technology featured in its Omniplus 800 air-jet machine introduced in 2005.

Terryplus 800 features include: independent cloth fell mechanism; optimized insertion
preparation for as many as eight colors or yarn types; newly designed high-performance relay
nozzles and valves; quick changing of warp beam and cloth roll; quick, easy width changes;
direct-drive Sumo main motor; and identical basic design for dobby and jacquard motions, allowing
exchangeable shed formation. The machine comes equipped with the Picanol PC Suite of software
applications for easy monitoring of design, and weaving-shed setting and production data. The
machine’s modularity is enhanced by the flexible PiCAN system based on the controller area network
(CAN) data bus, designed to allow easy incorporation of future developments.

November/December 2006