GS980 F

The fastest free flight rapier machine for an outstanding terry quality.

Weaving Machines Manufacturer SMIT GS980F

SMIT GS980 F: terry weaving machine

Cost-effective weaving of terry fabrics with outstanding performances

With seven different working widths, from 220 to 360 cm, SMIT GS980F is a perfect towel weaving machine valuable also for bulk terry, in one or several panels.

SMIT GS980F excels in terms of performance: rugged structure and stiff drive mechanisms ensure high productivity and operational stability both in Dobby and Jacquard weaving machines.


SMIT GS980F further enhances the greatest functional advantages of Smit terry looms to achieve top results in terms of pile regularity, pile height evenness and performance of the machine.
Dynamic Pile Control is the distinguishing Smit system of pile formation by sley deferred motion (Rocking reed), with loose pick distance up to 24 mm, securing the gentlest treatment of warp yarns for a first-rate terry fabric.
The innovative Dynamic Pile Control, once programmed on loom terminal or jacquard memory, allows to switch from one pick ratio to another while machine is running to create unique relief patterns and effects like pile waveforms.

SMIT GS980F terry towel weaving machine run up to 1550 M/Min and 500 Rpm (260 cm) and weave spun yarns from 4 to 400 Tex, filament yarns from 10 to 3500 Den and fancy yarns up to 2 Nm.

Spare parts are centrally processed and quickly available in every corner of the world.

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Speed combined with efficiency and versatility


Technical Fabrics

Technical textiles productions



High speed weaving machine with compact design


The real-time quality control system

Guard One is a real-time quality control system based on visual monitoring.

With a high definition camera positioned on a sliding bar, Guard One is able to scan the whole fabric length controlling the structure of the fabrics from a few centimetres distance. Guard One can detect and identify breaks in real-time during fabrics production of a wide range of applications.

Guard One protects your profitability and production consistency!