Tensionless shrinking and relax drying of tubular and open width knitted fabrics in a wide variety of versions: the length of the drier or number of chambers is chosen according to the required drying capacity.
The technically and economically future-oriented design of SANTASHRINK brings a number of application advantages for the operation, which show up in excellent textile results.
SANTASHRINK is used for the shrinkage, relaxation and tensionless drying of tubular or open-width knitted fabrics. The fabric guidance, wether single, double or multiple strand is effected at one treatment level.
Prior to the last treatment chamber, the fabric passes through a steam and vibration section, which helps to enhance the fabric volume and soft fleecy handle.
Nozzles with large volumes of air enable the water to be heated very quick to the evaporation point.
The fabric is laid on the transporting belt at the feeding unit, which includes the overfeeding roller and a special apron. The fabric is ideally guided in wave form through the drier. The nozzle alignment forces the fabric to a fast and intensive drying, which includes tumbling effect. The moisture control in the chambers is optimized for energy saving. A steaming and vibration chamber enhances the bulkiness and supports the shrinkage process. The exit unit is composed of an inclined wooden lathed belt to cool down the fabrics before plaiting. Every chamber is equipped with manual lint filters, which can easily be cleaned during operation. Optionally an automatic lint filter system can be built in instead. The process control is easily monitored via Santavision, HMI equipped with touch screen panel.
Working width: 60 – 420 cm in steps of 20 cm, others on request Total width: Working width plus 200 cm Length of drying chamber: 2 m Total machine length: Number of chambers plus approx. 5.5 m includ. the vibration section Evaporation capacity: 200 kg per drying chamber Fabric overfeed: 0 – 50% infinitely variable Fabric guidance: One or more parallel strands according to requirement Heating system: Steam, natural or liquid gas or thermal oil