Tsudakoma's water jet loom 'ZW series' has a sales record of over 120,000 sets and has enjoyed an excellent reputation as the global standard water jet loom.
The new model 'ZW8100' was released in 2009, and developed for the next generation by applying Tsudakoma's long-cultivated knowledge of water-jet weaving. While focusing on higher speed, best quality, wider versatility and higher operability, as well as effective environmental measures, it has been redesigned completely from its frames to the mechanism.
We believe that speed is a fundamental mission of jet looms. The "ZW8100" demonstrates 10 % or more increased speed compared with existing models because of its new robust frame structure, stable filling insertion ability, and the optimized shedding & beating mechanism.
The robust frame structure, reinforcement of the let-off motion, and shortening the cloth route at loom front allow higher pick density. High speed keeping the best fabric quality is attained at high levels. Furthermore, the PSS?W Programmable Start is developed to efficiently prevent stop marks.
The "ZW8100" is designed for easy operation. Its warp line height is low enough for easy access. The Naviboard provides simple operations for almost all settings. Furthermore, it automatically conducts pick finding after recovering from a loom stoppage and re-starts, performing outstanding operability.
A new nozzle allows stable filling insertion. A short cloth route at loom front allows higher density fabric to be woven steadily. Therefore, a wider range of fabrics can be woven: from fine to thick yarns, from narrow to wide widths, and also, with unbalanced construction.
Tsudakoma always positively works on environmental issues. The "ZW8100" reduces about 5% of electric power consumption compared with the existing model thanks to redesigning the mechanism for fi lling insertion, shedding, and beating. In addition, its robust frame structure and the optimized beating mechanism reduce fl oor vibration by 25% compared with the existing model.