The Jakob Müller Group presents only new developments, which will be released and exhibited for the first time at ITMA 2019.

A lot of innovative solutions and applications are being shown – among others the MDW technology (Multi Directional Weaving) – a technology, which constitutes a global first!

Based on this technology, Jakob Müller has developed a unique product:

VELVEDGE® – REINVENTING THE LABEL

The new VELVEDGE® selvedges replace hot wire, ultrasonic and laser label slitting systems. Consequently, they are ideally suited to top quality clothing that is worn directly on the skin. VELVEDGE® is therefore particularly attractive to brand manufacturers of articles such as sportswear, as the label remains attached to the clothing in the long-term.

The very same technology can be applied on a narrow fabric needle loom and is shown based on

NFM® 53 2/84 MDW® NARROW FABRIC NEEDLE LOOM WITH SPECIAL LAYERING DEVICE

On this machine, Jakob Müller is showing a special tape with a conductive thread, which finally goes into a Mammut® outdoor hiking boot with a heated insole fitted with a temperature sensor, electronic control and temperature regulation, as well as a switch for Bluetooth linkage with a smart phone. The related app not only allows the heating to be switched on and off, and the pre-selection of four warmth levels, but also shows the battery charging status. Nonetheless, what does the walker do when the battery is flat? Luckily, the boot contains components for inductive charging and a USB plug via which the battery can be provided with the required energy via a cable

A lot of innovation has been done in the field of needle weaving. Jakob Müller is showing the latest developments on the booth at ITMA 2019

NFM® 53 4/66 HIGH-PERFORMANCE NARROW FABRIC NEEDLE LOOM

The high-performance NFM® 53 4/66 narrow fabric needle loom is the latest product from the Jakob Müller company and has been designed for the production of light to medium-weight elastic and non-elastic tapes. The “M” in the machine designation stands for the word “modular” and for customers, means simplified modification and enlargement possibilities, increased efficiency and higher productivity.

NFMJ 80 6/66 HIGH-PERFORMANCE NARROW FABRIC NEEDLE LOOM WITH JACQUARD DEVICE

The high-performance NFMJ 80 6/66 narrow fabric needle loom is the world’s largest machine of its type and is naturally designed and built by the Jakob Müller company. The SPE3 jacquard unit has 1,536 functions and thus enables the weaving of elastic and non-elastic tapes with very fine threads. The jacquard narrow fabric needle loom on display at the fair operates using the high-middle-low principle and 768 functions are available for actual patterning.

MD 4/85 NARROW FABRIC NEEDLE LOOM FOR MEDIUM-WEIGHT TAPES AND BELTS

The MD 4/85 narrow fabric loom is a new product from the Jakob Müller Group and is designed for the production of medium-weight tapes and belts. The demand for this type of lifting and load securing product has steadily increased during recent years and in general the machines available on the market for the manufacture of such items have two weaving heads only. However, in order to create a more favourable ratio between the machine footprint and production output, Jakob Müller decided to equip a machine with four weaving heads. As a result, at a speed of 800 rpm and (theoretical) efficiency of 100 %, production amounts to roughly 480 meter of tape per hour!

Another milestone has been reached with the development of the new rapier machine for the production of labels:

MÜGRIP® MBJ8 – THE NEW RAPIER MACHINE FOR LABEL PRODUCTION 

Jakob Müller AG will unveil its new MÜGRIP® MBJ8 rapier loom for the manufacture of labels. With a production speed of 680 rpm and a maximum reed width of 1,380 mm, the machine offers the efficient output of labels, images and technical narrow fabrics with slit selvedges. The machine will be shown with a lot of new and innovative features making it the most efficient one in the market.

The group’s brand COMEZ will show their latest innovations in crochet and warp knitting:

DNB/EL-32-12B ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WARP KNITTING MACHINE WITH DOUBLE NEEDLE BED

Electronically controlled warp knitting machine with double needle bed for the production of articles for technical and medical uses as well as garment textiles.

The machine is available now with 12 electronically controlled guide bars for development and production of advanced technical fabrics.

800 ACO/EL CROCHET KNITTING MACHINE

Crochet knitting machine with compound needles, electronically controlled yarn tension device and stitch density regulation, for the production of a wide range of technical textiles, with lock-stitch structure, both elastic and rigid.

The compound needle machine is available now with 800 mm working width. It is equipped with 8 weft bars controlled by chain links with involute profile.

A lot of innovation has also been done in the field of dyeing and finishing. Jakob Müller shows a development, that meets the increasing requirements in terms of ecology:

NEW ECO WASH TANK

Jakob Müller launches a new type of wash tank for the continuous dyeing of narrow fabrics.
This wash tank module is part of the MFR dye lines. It combines highest efficiency in washing process for best colour fastness with significant lower demand on water, chemicals and energy to save resources and costs.