The Rapid Tension Control (RTC) is a fast reacting, programmable weft tensioner system, which automatically adjusts to the optimal tension required for the complete weft insertion cycle. By the use of an integrated electromagnet a specially developed flex brake ensures the correct tension at all times.
The user-friendly settings are easy to program using the easily accessible integrated panel. The major advantage with this system is that there is only one setting for the weft tension. With a conventional “brush and brake” set-up, there are two settings that influence the weft tension.
Rapid Tension Control is designed to be an integral part of both Chrono X3 and XD X3 weft-feeders and is currently for use on Picanol OptiMax-i rapier machines.
Reproducible and transferable settings
Very fast and precise operation
Only one setting for weft tension
Versatile, suitable for most yarn types
Compact design integrated into the weft feeder
Reduced production costs and increased machine efficiency
User-friendly intuitive handling
Robust, energy-efficient system for optimal yarn tension