A New 7m Working Width Stenter


MONFORT MON661A-picA new 7m working width stenter from Monforts, the Montex XXL, has been designed to meet demand from the technical textiles and non wovens industry segments such as, for example, geotextiles, for finishing wider width fleece and fabrics. Heat distribution is a key engineering element of the Montex XXL requiring even temperature distribution over the full 7m width and the distance from the fabric entry into the stenter through to the fabric exit. Monforts CADstream nozzles for wide width working have been computer designed and ensure the best even temperature distribution and the highest homogeneous airflow over the full width. The new Montex stenter is also equipped with the proven Monforts TwinAir system for individual adjustment of lower and upper nozzle pressures. For heavier weight fabrics a supporting belt can be fitted between the upper and lower nozzles of the stenter for mark-free fabric transport through the stenter. In keeping with Monforts commitment for sustainability and energy savings the Montex XXL features the integrated heat recovery system, fitted as standard on all new Montex stenters. The system comprises a compact, air-to-air heat exchanger, which is installed within the roof structure of the stenter. The heat exchanger uses energy from the exhaust gas to preheat up to 60% of the incoming fresh air entering the stenter. Dependent on the production conditions, this provides energy savings of 10-35%.