Ladies and Gentlemen,
We appreciate your visit to the DiloGroup booth at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona. As at previous
ITMA exhibitions, DiloGroup is showing a fully functional needling line on a booth space of
ca. 1.150 m². This way, we want to highlight the importance of the European ITMA show in
regard to new developments and machines which represent the state of the art. It is also an indicator for the importance of needle felting technology as a whole which is, according to the annual production weight, the most important webforming and consolidation process for staple fibres. As a leading group of companies, Dilo emphasizes the central position this
technology takes in the worldwide nonwoven production. Needled products can be found in
many applications such as floor covering, automotive interior linings, technical needlefelts,
filtration media, geotextiles, mattress, bed and upholstery, wipes and papermachine felts.
Any type of fibre material can be processed, short or long staple, fineness from 1 up to
several hundred dtex and area weights from 30 g to several kg/m². This wide range of
parameters generates a great variety of products, a unique feature of needle felting
By large investments in research and development, DiloGroup contributes significantly to the exploitation of new applications based on increase in production capacity, improvement of quality features and increased efficiency in the production process. At ITMA in Barcelona we set a new focus on the further development alongside existing well-known technical
components. After ITMA these machines will be available in our Textile Research Centres for trials and demonstration.
High-Speed Crosslapper with Precision Laydown Technology
Hyperlayer HLSC 30/40 “NT”
The card is followed by the refined crosslapper HyperLayer “NT”, an example of high
speed, high precision crosslapping design. The precision of the laydown even at high speed
up to about 190 m/min. and a layering width of about 4 m makes this extraordinary machine
very suited for use in hydroentanglement lines. Currently there is no comparable
crosslapping technology which can achieve these values in regard to speed and precision
and also for viscose fibres. The Dilo crosslapper HyperLayer HLSC 30/40 will be installed
and available for trials in a hydroentanglement line in the new Textile Research Centre of
Messrs. Trützschler in Egelsbach after the show.
Compensation Apron FC-II
FC II and 3D-Lofter
A high speed crosslapper needs aprons to compensate for speed differences between cross
apron of the lapper and constant infeed of the needleloom. This high-frequency start-stopadjustment
is realized by our new “FC-II apron” with double arrangement.
New Web Forming Technology – really innovative
The DILO 3D-Lofter
A series of individual web forming units which operate according to the aerodynamic web
forming principle shows how fibre masses can be placed with 3D topology on a base web so
that the correct amount of fibre is placed at the positions where in technical parts, such as
automotive, stretch and strain concentration can be expected. Thus thin areas following the
moulding process can be prevented and strain concentration in the force transmission area
can be balanced. This Dilo development is in conjunction with the research project
“optiformTex” of Chemnitz University, the STFI (Sächsisches Textilforschungs Institut
e.V.) and further companies including VW and Sachsenleinen.
This 3D-Lofter technology can also be used “inversely” to fill in thin areas in web mats before the card, especially when these are fed to “direct cards” without crosslapper or aerodynamic web forming unit. This improvement to the web mat leads to a more uniform fibre mass distribution in the web leaving the card or the airlay machine. According to theoretical considerations it is possible to increase the uniformity by about 40 %. The study is continued under the name “IsoFeed” in the enlarged Textile Research Centre of DiloGroup in Eberbach.
Another possible application of this 3D-Lofter technology could be in extended colour
patterning of floor coverings, in the mattress and bed industry, in apparel and shoe
production. This innovation opens a wide potential of web forming possibilities by “additive
Hyperpunch – Progress for Better Economy and Higher Stitch Distribution Uniformity
DI-LOOM HαV Hyperpunch
A new and more simple realization of the kinematic needle beam movement for reducing
detrimental draft and increasing the throughput speed makes the current elaborate
Hyperpunch technology also interesting for universal use.
Revolutionary Needle Patterns
Stitching plate “6000X”
The combination of Hyperpunch with the new needle pattern “6000X” results in a more
uniform stitch distribution at preneedling. In a complete needle felting line this effect of more
evenness can be further improved by using the new needle pattern “8000X” which can be
considered as a breakthrough for a considerably improved stitch distribution evenness.
Especially when producing flat needle felts which are used as decorative material in the
automotive interior, this great advantage will be evident. The DI-LOOM HαV Hyperpunch
needle loom will also be available for demonstration in our Textile Research Centre after the
Diloline 4.0 – Internet of Things
DiloGroup will show at ITMA 2019 several development modules to illustrate the future
potential degree of automization in nonwoven production. The I4.0 modules are meant to
facilitate operation and to improve data transparency in production, operation control, quality
and maintenance. The solutions offered by DILO, “Bale Timer”, “Smart Start” for a fully
automatic starting aid or “DI-LOWATT” for energy savings, are supplemented by Siemens
based solutions which can be chosen via app and data Cloud “MindSphere”.
Please see the attached brochure for more information.
We would be pleased to welcome you in the near future to our new Textile Research Centre
in Eberbach, Germany. This facility is being enlarged by 800 m² to a space of ca. 3000 m²
and will include all the machinery on display in Barcelona.
DiloGroup appreciates your interest and wishes you a worthwhile visit to the exhibition.
J. P. Dilo
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