VERSOMAT from BENNINGER – The new
sectional warping machine
develops and manufactures weaving preparation machines,
textile finishing and cord production ranges as well as
providing complete system solutions. In Shanghai,
Benninger unveiled the Versomat automatic warping device,
the Benninger Küsters DyePad and a Systems Resource
Customer requirements are continuously rising while warps are
becoming ever-shorter. VERSOMAT - the new warping machine from
BENNINGER - brings a new dimension to the sectional warping of
samples and short warps, whilst guaranteeing efficient
production combined with the highest warp quality.
The VERSOMAT allows warps to be produced economically using
the smallest quantities of yarn, at the same time as offering
the ability to manufacture work in normal production lengths.
Fig. 1: VERSOMAT view of warp side with
leasing device. Inset: View of beaming side.
The newly developed machine with its reed headstock
integrated into the machine superstructure allows production
speeds never previously achieved, thanks to its innovative
control system. The VERSOMAT has the following special
Fig. 2: Section tension control and
Production of warp sections with a minimum width
of 4 mm or (depending on yarn fineness) minimum 12 – 24 threads.
With maximum end numbers of 480-560 threads and a section width
of up to 150 mm, the VERSOMAT can be fine-tuned for flexible
The time for each thread separation at a lease or
sizing split is 7 seconds per separation process
A maximum warping speed of 750 m/min allows
production to be optimized to suit yarn properties.
The perfect thread tension between creel and
machine for the warping process ensured by the use of a proven
section tension control and a controlled beaming tension system
forms the basis for warp quality that meets the highest
The VERSOMAT is available with a working width of
2.200m for the traditional clothing sector and 3.600 mm for
decorative fabrics and furniture coverings.
Highest warp quality
With laser-aided feed determination and section tension
control, the correct package build-up over the width of the warp
and a constant thread tension over the warp length are ensured.
Fig. 3: Optical positional check of the
Optical monitoring of the thread separation at the warping
reed during automatic insertion of the split cords (which are
simply placed in the warping drum as part of the setting-up
process) is extended in scope by the optical positional check of
the separation slider.
This ensures an even cylindrical package build-up and the
correct placement of the split cords, both of which are
essential for perfect warp quality.
Flexibility and high productivity
The new leasing device is not fixed to the floor, but is part
of the machine and is located in the machine superstructure. By
separating the thread guidance from the leasing reeds this
device provides the basis for optimized working when changing
With a machine configuration based on VERSOMAT and creel with
e.g. 480 bobbins the system can be operated in part-creel mode
as a 2-creel warping machine with 240 threads each. In this way
sectional warping from the first creel half is possible and at
the same time the operator can prepare the second half.
The setting-up carriage carries the thread guidance elements,
the leasing and warping reeds. This provides the basis for a new
thread sequence, which can be prepared during the warping
process and therefore reduces the down-time to a minimum.
The Versomat allows the customer to produce with the smallest
sectional warping widths (from 4 mm) and the very minimum number
of bobbins in the creel. This reduced number of bobbins allows
the creel to be set-up in the shortest possible time With its
short pitch and section changing times and reduced yarn use, the
VERSOMAT produces sample and short warps economically but
without compromising on quality. At the same time it offers the
flexibility to produce warps with a package diameter of up to
|Fig. 4: Setting-up carriage
for thread guidance, leasing and warping reeds.
||Fig. 5: Leasing device with
separate leasing reeds.
Wide application range
Practical experience with over 20 installed machines confirms
a wide range of textile applications. The VERSOMAT is suitable
for the preparation of silk yarns, multi- and mono-filament and
staple fibre yarn from the finest cotton yarn to the coarsest
Ergonomic and simple operation
The compact dimensions of the Versomat cannot fail to
impress. Ergonomic operation is particularly enhanced by the
excellent access to all input parameters necessary for use. The
operating concept is simple, with a main operating data input
console and function buttons for the warping and beaming