Finishing of tubular knitted fabrics on the SANTASPREAD sets new standards. It surpassed existing quality levels and secures the results of preceding shrink and relax dryers basis for minimal residual shrink values in the final goods.
The fabric is led horizontally to the full magnetic spreader ALBATROS which then takes the fabric through the steam box onto the felt belts of the compacting and calendering units. In order to treat both sides of the tubular fabric, two compacting and calendering units are connected in series. At the exit, the machine in standard execution is equipped with a precision plaiter and a table fabric platform. In an alternative special execution, instead of the plaiting device, the machine could also be equipped with a fabric rolling system. When an individual roll is completed, it is automatically moved away from the plaiting platform for disposal as required.