Picanol Reports Orders For OptiMax, Omniplus Summum

Picanol Group, Belgium, reports it has received a number of contracts to supply its OptiMax
flexible rapier weaving machine with positive grippers and its Omniplus Summum air-jet weaving

The company signed several contracts during ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, Spain, for
540-centimeter-wide OptiMax machines to be used to produce coating fabrics, conveyor belts and
carpet backing, and reported further subsequent success for the machine in both wide and narrower
widths. Picanol reports that the positive gripper OptiMax can accommodate stiff and bulky technical
yarns at maximum speeds without problems.

The Omniplus Summum features state-of-the-art electronics and a new insertion system that
offers complete electronic pressure regulation and a triple air tank to supply air to the relay

March/April 2012