Rieter Delivers 3,000th India-bound RSB/SB Series Drawframe

With the recent delivery of a RSB-D 221 double-head autoleveler drawframe to a customer in India,
Switzerland-based Rieter Textile Systems has delivered a total of 3,000 RSB/SB series drawframes to
companies in that country.

The RSB-D 221 — manufactured in Rieter’s plant near Pune, India — was sold to
Coimbatore-based KKP Textile Ltd., a spinner of high-quality combed and carded cotton yarns in
counts ranging from Ne 10 to 40 using 78,000 ring spindles and 1,080 rotors. KKP Factory Manager
Ellappan Rajavel was presented with an engraved golden plate bearing the words “3000th RSB in
India” by Jürgen Müller, product manager, drawframes, of Germany-based Rieter Ingolstadt GmbH.

The new space- and energy-saving drawframe, featuring two independent machine sides that can
be set to operate at two different speeds with two different roller distances and drafts, offers a
maximum delivery speed of 2 x 1,100 meters per minute, with production quality and output
equivalent to those of the RSB-D 40 single-head drawframe, according to Rieter. KKP Textiles is
processing carded cotton in one head of the RSB-D 221 and combed cotton in the other. The company
reports the drawframe’s productivity is 30-percent higher than other locally available autoleveler

February 9, 2010