The Stäubli UNI-LINK system

Our UNI-LINK system for process optimization between warp beam stock and weaving machine assures quick style changes, short down times for the weaving machines, and a rational sequence in production. The system components can be used together with all Stäubli drawing-in installations, for all types of weaving machines and “Quick Style Change” systems, and all transport equipment.

OPAL lease drawing-in machine

OPAL draws in a lease into those warps that need it for the drawing-in or tying process, and that were not so equipped during previous operations. For example, these warps may come from direct warping with fancy or filament yarns. The required drawing-in repeat is programmed with a touch-screen and the drawing-in operation can be started. OPAL draws in the lease without any further operator input. The system functions are monitored and controlled by a camera system.

WARPLINK warp welding device

With WARPLINK, the laying-in and start-up of weaving of newly drawn in or stationary tied warps is considerably accelerated and simplified. Thus, the resulting time savings in machine downtime at style change is up to 30 minutes, which translates into greater weaving machine productivity. Instead of tying thread bundles to the tying cloth, the plastic film welded to the end of the warp threads is placed in the weaving machine take up rollers.

UNI-THERM heat setting installation

UNI-THERM thermally fixes warps with elastic or high-twist yarns. After this heat treatment, these yarns can be automatically drawn-in or tied without problems, as with normal warp yarns. UNI-THERM is also easy to use. In just a few minutes, a warp is fixed: there is no need for ironing, and difficulties for subsequent operations are avoided.

UNI-PORT harness transport system

UNI-PORT is used to carry the completely drawn-in harness for intermediate storage as well as for reliable transport between weaving preparation and the weaving shed. UNI-PORT features standardized interfaces and thus, in connection with laying-in and transport systems, assures universal use and extraordinarily simple operation. Its patented carrying hooks offer maximum transport safety and prevent the harness from shifting so that placement in the weaving machine is trouble-free.