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What are the introductions of rapier looms?

Rapier loom is the most widely used shuttleless loom. In addition to the characteristics of high speed, high automation and high-efficiency production of shuttleless looms, its active weft insertion method has strong variety adaptability and can adapt to various types of looms. The weft insertion of similar yarns, and the rapier loom also has obvious advantages in multi-color weft weaving, which can produce yarn-dyed products with up to 16-color weft yarns. With shuttleless looms replacing shuttle looms, rapier looms will become the main production machine for woven fabrics.


As early as 150 years ago, shuttle looms gradually replaced manual weaving. At that time, the output of shuttle looms was twice that of manual weaving. Shuttleless looms began to appear in 1844, and flexible rapier looms began in 1925. After World War II, commercial production was realized in the 1950s and 1960s, and significant progress was gradually made. The weft insertion rate of rapier looms reached 1500m/min above.


The rapier loom is mainly designed to solve the weft insertion method, including rigid, flexible and retractable weft insertion methods. Its main product is fabrics for clothing. Compared with other weft insertion methods, the weft insertion method of the rapier loom is suitable for multi-color weft insertion, and can produce 12-color weft insertion products with multi-pattern patterns, including various types of products in the past. Yarn, production of various types of fabrics. The positive rapier drive can complete the weft insertion of many yarns that are difficult to weft insertion.