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Recently introduced on the market, the R9500 has already received overwhelming market acceptance and is producing a significant share of our turnover from weaving machines.

The R9500 is a source of pride for Itema, because we provide the market with the fastest and most advanced rapier machine in the playground. With the widest application range, the R9500 is the back bone and absolute bestseller of Itema. The R9500’s encouraging success is confirmed by the better than expected repeat orders and by the excellent results obtained during Customers’ trials.

R9500 is simple to operate & maintain producing unsurpassed quality providing the highest added value of Itema products.

With virtually no limits to versatility, the R9500 enables the Customer to attack new opportunities and quickly penetrate new markets.

The simple, yet comprehensive, design of the NCP — New Common Platform — allows easy control of all technical parameters of the weaving machine.

Radical developments of the drive and transfer system provide a more robust machine which insures a consistent, high speed transfer at the lowest vibration pattern.

Moreover, the wide interchangeability of mechanical & electrical parts with the A9500 reduces operational costs for Customers having both technologies.

The R9500 is a cutting edge machine, offering the latest technology for remote access and control, strategically designed for easy use & integration into the most challenging environments.

Now, it’s your turn to take full advantage of your opportunities

and be part of the overwhelming success story of our R9500.

Weaving has never been so easy, and now with the peace of mind of our QRP seal of Quality, Reliability and Performance. Itema’s R9500 rapier proudly carries the prestigious QRP seal.

We strongly believe in our weaving machines, therefore, every QRPcertified Itema machine is guaranteed for a period of two years.

Itema is the only producer in the world to extend the warranty.

Our unyielding commitment to R&D, to innovation, and to our Customers inspires us to excel in our extensive product testing.

We are tireless in our search for ways to enable our Customers to meet and exceed their stringent expectations of product performance and solid investment return.

Look for the QRP mark – our testament to how we design, develop, lean manufacture and deliver our product, our unwavering confidence in our product and our guarantee to our Customers.

Effective Centralized Lubrication

Easy On Style Change                                                                                
Enhanced Beating Motion

The new benchmark in high precision and sturdiness

Sturdy, High Precision Machine Frame

The R9500 utilizes heavyduty frames, promoting a low vibration pattern at high speeds.

The solid drive, positioned in main lateral frames, is engineered for extensive control of moving masses to consistently process heavy patterns or unbalanced styles with minimal cost & maintenance.

The redesigned sley and back rest modules represent key new developments. The new sley design promotes speed & versatility while the new back rest module enables less warp tension and a cleaner shed break.

The R9500 personifies simplicity; user friendly, low profile, few covers allow easy access for maintenance.

The reduced machine’s dimensions to optimize the space, the minimal noise and vibrations, and the bestinclass balance between consumption and performance are just a few of the reasons that make our R9500 the most successful rapier loom on the market today.

Enhanced Beating Motion

The beating motion of the R9500 is integrated in the main structure and centered directly beneath the sley motion.

Depending on width & specifications, two or more positions are linked and fully integrated into the lubrication system and main traverse to eliminate any possibility of oil leaks.

Effective Centralized Lubrication

Machine components are lubricated by a Centralized Lubrication System which provides oil from a main reservoir with double filter. By design and through extensive testing of new gearing and mechanical parts, the lubrication system, promotes lower oil temperatures (less 10°C) of its predecessors therefore extending the life cycle of mechanical components.

Quick & easy dispensing and removal orifices are standard on all machines assuring an efficient lubrication program, thus reducing associated maintenance costs.

Reliability is assured by the NCP – New

Direct Drive Motor

The main drive is based on an electronic drive and brushless motor technology which provides easy touchscreen adjustment for machine speed. Traditional gearing and mechanical parts have been minimized, providing added value by fewer spare parts and maintenance.

Simple, reliable, maintenance free. No cooling system required.

Thanks to dedicated software, no tools are required to change harness crossing; simply input the desired setting through the user interface.

Easy On Style Change
 The R9500 was designed to reduce downtime for style changes by eliminating time consuming maintenance and settings. Quick beam release is standard on all machines and DRC10 connections eliminate the need for leveling.

Without sacrificing safety, the number of machine covers has been reduced, allowing quick access for machine clean
ing & maintenance. Additionally, fewer

Common Platform – Electronic System ergonomics maintaining constant control of system pressure & temperatures.

machine covers improve through dissipating the heat load within the working room.

The Innovative “SK” Weft Transfer

New “FPA” Weft Transfer

 A unique weft insertion system

Optimized Shed Geometry

The basis for the new shed geometry of the R9500 Rapier Machine lies in the need for a smaller shed for maximum speed and rapiers, appropriately sized, with diverse capabilities.

• Positioning of the first frame closer to the reed allows a shorter stroke providing higher speeds and longer life cycles for heddles and harness frames.

• The beating stroke has been increased to guarantee the highest beating force and the capacity to weave heavy fabrics.

All elements have been studied and applied to guarantee perfect quality of the fabrics produced.

The Turboprop: a Unique Rapier Drive System

The R9500 utilizes a completely redesigned version of the renowned propeller drive system. Affectionately called the “Turboprop”, the drive remains compact with minimal moving parts for reliability
and less maintenance.

Additional design features are:

• The mechanism is secured into the side frame to insure stability and precision.

• New carriage and swinging sliders are designed with aeronautical grade alloys.

• Direct lubrication of all sliding parts as well as dynamic lubrication is standard.

Customary to the design, the settings of the new Turboprop do not “drift” over time eliminating the need for continual settings and adjustment by maintenance personnel. With reliable, low cost, consistent performance, the new Turboprop embodies the true essence of the R9500 Rapier Weaving Machine.

The Innovative “SK” Weft Transfer

The new SK Transfer System is engineered for high speed and versatility. While providing for a wide array of weft yarns, the SK System is the most advanced transfer system on the market today. With an ultralight, ceramic coated, one piece design rapier, the SK System provides consistent, high speed
performance and less wear.

Other key points:

• The insertion gripper is positioned very close to the reed promoting increased efficiency and dependable quality.

• The receiving gripper features a unique, patented opening system utilizing a permanent magnet integrated within the gripper.

New “FPA” Weft Transfer

The newly developed FPA – Free Positive Approach – weft transfer offers a race board with no guiding elements in the shed and is the key to versatility and flexibility.

The FPA features extremely wide yarn, weaving ranges from fancy yarns up to Nm 1, filament up to 5000 dtex or monofilament up to 0.4 mm. It is the perfect solution when weaving with the widest mix of yarns or in case of technical textiles with the finest 10 den yarn or with high
tenacity, multiple pick insertion fabric.

Multiple Choice of Weft Cutters: Motorized Cutter

New Weft Yarn Selector

 A unique weft insertion system Multiple Choice of Weft Cutters          
New Weft Yarn Selector
The R9500 weaving machine has aconfigurations for 4, 8 or
double option for the weft cutter to fit all weaving needs.

For simple and regular wefts, Customers can choose the newly designed Rotocut.
For more complex styles and/or multiple weft configurations, a unique electronicmotorized cutter is available upon re12 colors.

Completely request. Utilizing innovative technology to promote the maximum in versatility and reliability.

Maintenance free, driven & controlled by the microprocessor. Fine tuning the stroke of the selected finger promotes
a gentle movement and works to eliminate interference with adjacent wefts.Controlled by the microprocessor, independent cutting times can set for each weft/color. A precise tool that works to
increase efficiency and minimize waste.

compact design allows the selected weft to be presented in close proximity to the cutting position insuring firm control.

The device is easily accessible for weaving & maintenance personnel reducing downtime for weft repairs and style changes.
The Innovative Leno and Selvedge Device — ISD Quality and versatility: the winning mix

The R9500 is a versatile machine that offers a complete range of key configurations for numerous applications.

The R9500 provides the solution to penetrate new markets while maximizing quality, speed & efficiency.

Enhanced Warp Let Off and Fabric Take Up

All weaving machines are equipped with an electronic warp letoff and fabric take up.

The gearing system is in an oil bath; pick density can be changed via the on board microprocessor.

Multiple beam applications are all electronically controlled.

Superior Fabric Quality

Dedicated software has been designed to prevent stop marks. Quick start/stop of the machine, with correct positioning of the reed is guaranteed, thanks to the direct drive motor. The software can be easily modified to address complex construction demands.

Innovative shed geometry, designed by Itema, clearly supports maximum weaving speeds and superior fabric quality. Working in conjunction with the continuous monitoring of the let off and take up position by the machine PC, the shed geometry eliminates start marks. Without question, the R9500 is strategically de
signed to minimize offquality fabric.

The Innovative Leno and Selvedge Device — ISD

The R9500 weaving machine utilizes a standard motion both for selvedges and leno binding designed for speeds in excess of 1,000 rpm.

Other than routine cleaning frequencies, the brushless motors eliminate the need for maintenance & adjustments.

The ISD provides independent setting of the harness crossing and basic shedding patterns through the on board user interface.

Electronic Weft Tensioner
Versatility, efficiency and optimization

Many Valuable Selvedge Options

A wide range of options for selvedge formation is available. In addition to standard cutters, a melting device, as well as mechanical and air tuckers are available.

Electronic Weft Tensioner

Electronics weft tensioning are available on request. However, with the smooth controlled weft insertion of the R9500, use of this electronic device is generally relegated to assist in processing weak, fragile yarns or in adverse weaving conditions.

Programmable through the user interface, the electronic weft tensioning allows
a separate braking control of each weft.

The Useful LoomCooler

The R9500 comes with the option of a useful and reliable electronically controlled cooling system, the LoomCooler.

Initially designed to provide maximum heat dissipation in weaving looms, the LoomCooler has also proven an effective heat recovery solution enabling Customers to reuse thermal power that would have been wasted in other processes, resulting in overall cost savings and
greener production.

“MAESTRO” a Unique Weft Control

The R9500 MAESTRO Weft Control System is innovative, unique and only offered by Itema. The system provides:

• Full digital processing of each weft by the NCP Processor.

• Sensitivity adjustments defined by each individual position.

Additionally, any weft defect created by the weft selector/rapier will be avoided. For example, the machine will stop before allowing the wrong weft or double filling to be inserted.

Monitored and controlled by the NCP, the MAESTRO is, without question, the most flexible and precise weft stop motion de
vice available in the market.

State of the Art Technology

 The whole machine at your fingertips
Full Color Touch Screen

The R9500 arrives with the latest in technology offering a New Electronic Platform where the full color, touch screen acts as the user interface. The intuitive software expertly and easily guides the dialogue with weavers and technicians. The machine interactive interface ensures a userfriendly experience and fast access to the information desired.

State of the Art Technology

The machine utilizes “State of the Art” Microprocessor Technology with a PC Board running Windows CE to drive the user interface. Ethernet connectivity, in combination with one or more of Itema’s interactive options, allows the R9500 to quickly engage both the mill network and Internet.

With a standard USB memory stick saving, changing or transferring machine
settings has never been easier.

On Board Diagnostics

At Itema, we recognize time is money. This is why we equipped the R9500 with our best diagnostic software ever! By simply accessing the touch screen, a functionality test can be selected for any device or application on the machine – even circuit boards. Our Engineers specifically designed this feature to be utilized without tools or a background in electronics but by the people on the floor who operate the machine.

The New and Innovative iPOS

iPOS – Intelligent Production Optimizing System – is a new, optional feature designed to optimize machine productivity by monitoring machine speed and stop level.

By simply establishing stop and efficiency parameters, the iPOS will monitor machine data over a given period of time. If the machine falls outside these parameters, the system automatically adjusts machine speed to optimize productivity; increasing production and improving fabric quality.

LoomBrowser: a Direct Link to the Machine

Just install the Itema LoomBrowser on the PC of your choice to monitor efficiency, change & download machine settings, create or download new weft and dobby patterns. Merely click on the machine of your choice within the machine layout to gain access to all machine information as if you were standing at the machine itself.

ILMS: a Revolutionary Way to Access The Machine

The very latest innovation from Itema is our Itema Loom Management System (ILMS), the easy remote access to machine data via computer and mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.

Itema’s innovative decisionenabling suite is made possible thanks to an embedded SIM card connection via a web server. It is now possible for you to see in real time the actual status of your machines, the textile data and settings, as well as to view and download machine statistics on an Excel spreadsheet, giving you essential information about the operation of
your weaving machine.

Nominal Machine Width (cm)            
 Weft Insertion                                  
 Warp Stop Motion
 • 170, 190, 210, 220, 230 (narrow machine)
• 260, 280, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380
• Electronic weft selector: 4, 8 or 12 colors
• Weft cutter type ROTOCUT
• Electric or electronic warp stop motion
with 6 or 8 rows
(wide machine)                                                
• Programmable motorized weft cutter*            
Warp Let off
• Electronic controlled let off Shedding                                                        
Pick Density

• Stäubli 2670, 3020 or 3060 (up to 20 frames)

• Stäubli Cam Motion 1681 (up to 20 frames)

• Electronic Jacquard

• Standard: 5–400 picks/cm

• 1–20 picks/cm on request*

• Automatic weft density variation pro

grammable in dobby pattern

Transfer System                                

• SK: guided rapiers “monorail” type hooks

• FPA: “free flying” on a felt covered race

• Motorized selvedge and leno device

• Lateral and central pneumatic tuckers*

• Selvedge thermo cut*

Warp Beam

• Single or twin beams

• Diameter 800, 1000 or 1100 mm

• Upper beam: 800 or 1000 mm

 R9500 at a glance

Fabric Take up                                                                          
Other Options*

• Electronic controlled takeup

• Cloth roller diameter: Up to 550 mm
• External batching motion*

• Ethernet interface

(with LoomBrowser and/or ILMS)*

• Serial VDI interface: for bidirectional data transmission*

• Parallel interface: for monodirectional

data transmission*

• Reed LED lamp

• Fabric inspection lamp

• Stronger suction unit

• Power outlet on electrical

panel (220V, 16A)

* on request

 R9500 190 D 4 S08

Nominal Machine Width (cm)

170, 190, 210, 220, 230, 260, 280, 300, 320, 340, 360, 380


D Dobby

C Cam Motion J Jacquard

Weft Colors

4, 8, 12

Beam Arrangement

S08         Single Beam 800 mm S10           Single Beam 1000 mm S11  Single Beam 1100 mm D08        Twin Beam 800 mm D10 Twin Beam 1000 mm D11          Twin Beam 1100 mm S8S  Top Beam 800 mm (*) S1S          Top Beam 1000 mm (*)

(*) available in combination with Single or Twin Beams above

 Another perspective
2 Year Warranty

on our QRP certified machines

High versatility of fabric and pattern.

Bestinclass technological advancements.
 Itema worldwide
Itema is a leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including bestinclass weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services.

Our Company is the only manufacturer in the world to provide the top three weft insertion technologies: rapier, airjet and projectile, with an ample product portfolio and a commitment to continuous innovation and technological advancement of our weaving machines.

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