Z.SHARK: A double turret boosts performance
Sometimes, fast is just not fast enough for us. To ensure higher performance for a wider range of applications, we now fit our high-performance Z.SHARK tufting machine with a double turret as an option.
The Z.SHARK family of high-performance tufting machines was developed for particularly economical toothbrush production as well as the highest possible output volume with the greatest flexibility for adjustment to customer specifications. With maximum hole field dimensions of 35 x 45 mm, complex bundle positions and angles with filaments in up to three different colors can be executed. All models of the Z.SHARK series are hand-operated tufting machines. By offering various configurations, we are able to find the optimal solution for each task.
Full performance in meeting all demands
To make sure that the Z.SHARK can use its full output capacity in an even wider range of applications, it now has the option of being fitted with a double turret instead of a single turret. This will always result in greater performance if the body to be tufted has fewer than 30 holes, “as is the case with hybrid toothbrushes with different filaments (cylindrical/tapered (chemically tapered)) and toothbrushes with different hole diameters, which are each partially tufted by two separate machines,” explains Daniel Herrmann, Head of Product Management, adding, “another possible application are children’s toothbrushes with a low hole count, which can be tufted completely on a single machine.” In all three of these scenarios, a Z.SHARK with a single turret reduces its maximum speed of 1,000 tufts per minute – and with it the output performance –, to adjust the tufting process to the lower hole count. “If the Z.SHARK is fitted with a double turret instead, it can take up two bodies instead of just one. This compensates for the lower bundle count required for each toothbrush and the machine can produce at full output performance,” concludes Herrmann.