Autoneum starts up new Andritz neXline needlepunch machine in Mexico




GRAZ, Austria, May 15, 2018-

ANDRITZ has successfully started up a complete neXline needlepunch line for the production of needlepunched velour felts for the automotive market at Autoneum’s plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The line has a working width of 4.4 m and produces fabrics from 300 to 800 gsm for carpet systems, inner dashes, and floor insulators.

The scope of supply includes a Dynamic eXcelle Link card and a crosslapper in combination with ANDRITZ technology for drafting and needling. ANDRITZ also supplied the process control equipment as well as the unique, closed-loop ProDyn system, thus providing continuous web monitoring and optimization of the end product. With the inline, double-velouring needleloom, model SDV-2+2, and a maximum speed of 10 m/min, the production capacity of the ANDRITZ needlepunch line is in excess of 1,200 kg/hr.


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