On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, Groz-Beckert opened its first showroom in India – in the emerging weaving market in Ichalkaranji. Part of the official inauguration was an evening event with customers. The highlight of the weaving showroom is the new fully automatic WarpMasterPlus drawing-in machine. KnotMaster series knotting machines and accessories from the weaving preparation portfolio are also available for training, testing and demonstrations.
The WarpMasterPlus is the latest generation of fully automatic drawing-in machines. The system of the WarpMasterPlus was completely redeveloped from the ground up. The latest technologies were consistently used to bring a machine to the market that is already equipped today for future requirements with regard to increased automation in view of Industry 4.0. With this machine generation, Groz-Beckert continues to rely on the globally proven drawing-in concept, where drawing-in takes place via a single bobbin. Further advantages of the WarpMasterPlus include optimal flexibility combined with maximum performance and minimal setup requirements, as well as problem-free drawing in of critical warp yarns. In addition, the number of cycles has been increased and sophisticated functions such as pre-setting drop-wire magazines and CNC axes for adjusting the heald length have been added.
The WarpMasterPlus combines all properties offered by the established WarpMaster concept to date: This includes the minimal training requirements for operating and maintenance personnel and the extremely easy operation thanks to sensors and video support. Video support in particular is a feature that has been appreciated by customers for years. It enables people without prior knowledge of drawing-in to operate the machine quickly and reliably. Groz-Beckert is thus countering the increasing shortage of skilled workers in the industry.
The company presented the WarpMasterPlus for the first time at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.
Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics. The products and services support the fields of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. The family-owned company, founded in 1852, employed around 8700 people and generated a turnover of EU 742 Mio. in 2021. Groz-Beckert operates with agencies, production and distribution subsidiaries in more than 150 countries around the world.