Machines for upholstery since 1957
We build machinery for processing natural and synthetic fibres since 1957.
From raw material preparation and blending to automatic weighing and filling, our range of machines covers all steps of the filling process and meets the needs of small workshops and large industries alike.
Over 60 years of experience and close cooperation with our customer have allowed us to constantly adapt to the needs of the industry and to maintain our outstanding quality standards.
The opening process increases the volume of natural and synthetic fibres. More volume means that less fibre is needed to fill a cushion, pillow or mattress. This process is important since it allows for significant cost savings and generally improves the quality of the finished product. Our current product offer consists of 8 different types of fibre openers, each one for a specific field of application.
The CD2-S series is specifically built for opening polyester fibre. The top-of-the-range CD2-S4 opens over 450kg/h of 32mm staple fibre to a degree of 99% when working in combination with our AB450-N bale breaker.
The CT series is dedicated to the combing of wool, while the CT-S series is suitable for re-opening polyester batting in combination with the CD2-S2 fine opener.
The CD55 and CDA50 are two small mobile wool-combing units, ideally used for home work or itinerant trade.
This is the most important step during the production of an upholstery cushion. High filling speed and turbine pressure are crucial for stuffing the cushion quickly and properly.
Our newest filling machine, the SR5-HMI, consists of a fully automatic three-scale weighing unit which is linked to a R3-PV blower with variable speed. This machine is ideal for filling multiple- chamber upholstery cushions or sleeping pillows with utmost precision and speed.
Other solutions, such as a fixed-speed R3-P blower linked to an SR3 storage silo, offer an economical, yet efficient alternative.
We also offer a range of smaller apparel-filling machines with high-speed aluminium turbines (up to 9000rpm). Some can be fitted with a manual scale which weighs with a precision of up to 0,2g. These machines are ideally used when filling with duck- or goose down.
Storing is necessary to create a stock of material between the opening and the filling process in order to guarantee a regular flow of material. Our storage silos SR-3S and SR-4S can be connected to up to 3 filling blowers. Besides polyester fibre, other materials such as feather, down, shredded foam and blends of any of these materials can be stocked and dispensed.
Blending is often used to improve the quality of the filling by combining the characteristics of two or more different materials. It is also a way to recycle foam waste or textile scraps.
A properly blended filling helps to distribute the material evenly inside the cushion and greatly improves its outer appearance.
Our M1 and M1-P blenders have a volume of 5 cubic meters and can blend any materials within less than a minute. The model M1-P is equipped with load cells and hence “knows” the quantity of material it contains. Moreover, this feature allows to connect the blender to upstream equipment, thus giving automatic consent to switch on or off other machines such as our fibre openers or foam-shredders.
Foam waste is an inevitable result of upholstery manufacturing. Why not reuse it as filling material instead of paying for its disposal? With the help of a foam shredder this waste can be reduced to small pieces and used pure or as a component for a filling blend.
Our rotating-knifes shredders T40-N and T100-N are equipped with three different grids, allowing to select the size of the shreds between 20, 25 or 30mm. The all new T300 works with a drum-cutter and the size of the shreds is selected by adjusting the speed of the infeed belt conveyor. All shredders are equipped with a blower which can convey the shredded foam to an M1 blender or SR-3S/4S storage silo.
Textile waste like resin- and thermal bonded polyester batting, fabric scraps, cloth and rejects can be used as low-grade filling material by processing them with a tearing machine. Our SF2-CA tearing machine can handle all these materials and more.
The fibre thus obtained is very short and has little loft, but it can still be used as an economic filling material when blended with shredded foam and/or polyester fibre.
Making sure that the right amount of filling material is being used is of great importance, especially when working as a contractor for the upholstery industry. We offer two types of weighing tables for checking the weight of your cushions.
The TP-1 features an 80x60cm aluminium table top, height adjustment and a has a weighing precision of 2,0g. The TP-2N features a 200x100cm wooden table top and has a weighing precision of 5,0g.
Both tables have a tray for collecting excess filling material. This material can be blown back into the storage container (SR3-S silo or M1 blender) through an optional ASR1 aspirator fan without being wasted or contaminated. This feature also helps to keep the work area clean.
Encasing a cushion by hand is a long and tiring procedure. With the IC-1 this task becomes very fast and simple. The machine can obviously be used for the opposite task of extracting the cushion core if the case needs to be replaced or the cushion mended.
Two different extractor fans, the ASR1 and ASR3, are available for all types of material handling, filling of silos or blenders and the transport of excess filling material from the weighing table back into the silo.
Our range also includes a series of machines for filling down or short fibre into any kind of apparel. They are suitable for small production runs or for preparing samples.