Modules with Piezoceramic bending actuators for single needle selection in textile machines
Machines with electronic single needle selection offer considerable advantages compared to conventional machines with mechanical selection. They allow for more patterning possibilities and achieve shorter pattern change-over times with more flexibility. Needle selection systems based on Piezo actuators offer even further advantages.
The core of the electronics in this kind of machine is the needle selection system that is used. Due to the technical advantages of Piezo technology, Piezoceramic selection is in many ways better than the traditional magnetic selection. The high selection speed of the actuators increases productivity, low energy consumption reduces energy costs. As the module hardly heats up, it does not require cooling. The compact design of the Piezoelectric elements allows a high number of modules to be fitted into the machine. The reliability of the individual components ensures a long life time.