ln 2007, CDFL Mauritius installed 3 Tandenmatic edge decurlers and 3 Tandematic off-pin trimming systems onto the three existing Monforts stenters, one of which was barely 9 months old. We had been experiencing higher than normal stoppages for blade sharpening and exccssive selvedge loss at trimming on our knitted fabrics. The Tandematic systems had an immediate impact on performance. We gained 2 cm's of fabric at each selvedge and only had to turn the trimming blades after 5 months use, 23 hours per day, and 24 days per month running. I would recommend these systems to anyone. They are the best of their kind that I have seen in over 30 years in the textile industry.Les Raynor , GM - Consolidated Dyeing Co. Ltd.
The following units have been installed on our existing Bruckner stenter range for knitted goods:
- Tandematic Cutting Unit at machine exit.
- Tandematic Rail Guiding System at machine entrance.
- Tandematic Gumming Unit at dryer entrance.
All of these units have greatly improved production levels and have also resulted in a higher quality fabric, which has lead to increased confidence by our customers, which in turn has resulted in better order intakes.G. Ginsberg, Director - Mediterranean Textile Mills (PTY) LTD.
These units have also greatly reduced the amount of waste and chemicals used during the stentering operation.
Furthermore, the whole programming from initial enquiry to the commissioning of the units was handled very professionally and with no problems. The technical backup, as well as installation has also been of a very high standard.
I would not hesitate to recommend these products to any other textile mills that are considering adding value to an older stenter range.
An evaluation was done on a Bruckner stenter to justify claims made by Tandematic on:
- Stenter rail guiding system
- Split level decurlers
- Off-stenter trimming system
- Trim waste management system
The following improvements were observed on the first system fitted:
- Improvement in fabric edge presentation i.e. elimination of miss pinning (half moons)
- Radical reduction in trimmed width of cut, i.e. 5 cm each side (10 cm total) was reduced to 1.5 cm each side (3 cm total)
- Consistent gum edge presentation
- Significantly reduced workload for the operators
- Reduction in operators needed on the stenter
As the above advantages were immediately apparent, we decided to fit identical systems to our other two stenters in terms of both decurling, waste management and off stenter trimming systems.David Struthers , Technical Development Director - Team Puma
The payback period was less than 4 months in terms of the capex investment proposal in all three cases.
We have no hesitation in recommending the fitment of this Tandematic equipment as a standard either onto a new stenter purchased or on an existing stenter where the non-Tandematic equivalents are usually found lacking.