As one of the final operations during the production of fabrics and felts, there often is a need to trim and seal the fabric edges while the product is still on the finishing machine. This process is often performed manually with handheld knives and melting units, occupying one or two operators during several fabric passes.
In order to improve accuracy and increase the production capacity of finishing machines, we have developed an automatic edge trimming device which simplifies this time-consuming process. The risk of personal injury is at the same time nearly eliminated, as the cutting blade is covered until pressed against the fabric. A fairly significant increase in production capacity can be obtained using simultaneous cutting and edge sealing during, for example, the last heat set pass. Delivered as a stand-alone system or integrated in our Control System for finishing machines