German machinery maker Monforts is about to launch the wide width Montex XXL stenter. 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 per cent of the incoming fresh air entering the stenter. Depending on production conditions, this provides energy savings of 10 to 35 per cent.
An integrated heat recovery system is fitted as standard on all new Montex stenters. The stenter has been specifically designed to meet the demands of technical textile and nonwoven industries, such as geotextiles, for finishing wider width fleece and fabrics. It is also equipped with the Monforts Twin Air 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.
The nozzles for wide width working have been computer-designed and are said to ensure the best even temperature distribution and the highest homogeneous airflow over the full width.
Monforts has been a German textile machinery manufacturer since 1884. The manufacturer is known as an industry leader in continuous dyeing and textile finishing.