Flexible clothings are one of the key components in a carding machine. To ensure an evenly high quality of the carding sliver, they have to be replaced regularly. When the personnel are doing the replacement, the carding machine has to be stopped. To keep these down-times as short as possible, Graf now offers a new flat system, which can reduce the stoppage time by 70%. The so-called EasyTop is used for flat clothings with magnetic adhesion technology. The flats, equipped with a metal carrier, are attached securely and precisely by a high energy magnet. They resist even high carding forces and guarantee for a high reliability in operation. The replacing of the flat tops is very simple: They can be removed and reattached manually. There is no requirement for additional special tools. After placing the EasyTop on the flat bar, the high energy magnets automatically assure the correct positioning. The flat bars are mounted on the carding machine, which can continue the production immediately after setting. The reduced stoppage increases the cost-effectiveness. The flat tops do not have to be equalized in a flat workshop, which reduces the costs even further. The EasyTop system can be used for flat bars with magnetic attachment from all manufacturers. The flat tops are currently available for working widths of 40” and 51” (60” in progress) and in the well-known setting patterns for all major applications.