Germany-based A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG introduced the Montex 8500 tenter, which includes new features such as an optional integrated support belt for heavy coated fabrics, a redesigned operator’s platform; smartphone features; tentering chain; and an Eco Booster.
The tenter features Qualitex 800 software with smartphone options for machine operators. The visualization software screen is now available in a wider 16:9 format.
The redesigned operator’s inlet section platform features an optional slideable monitor, which can be moved across the machine.
The Montex 8500 features a maintenance-free Hercules Hybrid tentering chain, which requires no lubrication and is capable of operating at spreading forces of up to 2.5 Newtons per meter, speeds of up to 100 meters per minute and at temperatures of up to 230 °C.
According to Monforts, the Eco Booster HRC offers energy savings of up to 35 percent, and can remove from the tenter up to 65 percent of the particle load in the exhaust air.