Tuftex Ltd., England, has announced that it has joined forces with Siemens on the new TX 300
Tufting machine.This joint venture between Tuftex and Siemens allowed the development of the
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems. The CNC can translate complex mechanical functions into
user-friendly keyboard and screen sequences.Among the critical tufting machine functions managed
and synchronized by the Siemens software are needlebar movement, yarn feed and backing cloth
tension. The backing cloth tension is a range of interdependent, multiaxial motions which the
Siemens software is well-equipped to cope with, according to the company.