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SilverDT Rapier Weaving Machine
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With our SilverDT — the most technologically ad-vanced, high-performance rapier terry machine on the market — you can weave top quality terry and unleash your creative potential.

The SilverDT – Silver DynaTerry – is based on Itema’s best-in-class rapier technology, which renders itself perfectly as the best and most sophisticated choice for superior machine performance and for weaving the widest possible range of styles.

The SilverDT uniquely combines Itema’s technological innovations and strengths to guarantee best value and success through un-paralleled versatility, reliability, productivity and impeccable, high quality of the woven fabric.

The Silver DT is the number 1 best-seller in the world in the recent years and enjoys a remarkable rate of customer satisfaction and repeat orders. The weaving machine comes fully equipped with premium electronic devices and exclusive systems patented by Itema which, together, enable weavers to get the most out of Sil-verDT’s speed, productivity and versatility.

Thanks to the reliable EK weft transfer system, there are virtually no limits to the yarn range the SilverDT can weave. The redesigned shed geometry provides a gentle beat-up motion to weave even the most delicate yarns. Moreover, the unique and optimized propeller is the heart of the weft insertion system, boasting new high-tech processes that allow less friction, higher speed and lower energy consumption.

Itema’s SilverDT can weave the widest range of yarns in the mar-ket in up to 12 colors and is available in reed widths from 190 to 360 cm, in Dobby and Jacquard version.

Whether you are looking for ideal terry quality, maximum versatility and enhanced productivity, the SilverDT is the right choice for your weaving needs.
Technologically advanced, reliable, effective

Unique Redesigned Propeller The timely and accurate lubrication Superior Loop Formation

Our SilverDT is equipped with an ad-vanced propeller to enable our Custom-ers to weave top quality terry cloth at out-standing speeds and without sacrificing stability and precision.

The redesigned propeller, a unique mech-anism, is the hub of the weft insertion sys-tem, with absolute dimensional precision, now possible due to the new technologi-cal processes that guarantee less wear, higher speed and lower consumption.

Exceptional productivity is furthermore assured by the outstanding sturdiness and stability of the machine, due to the increased structural robustness and the perfection of our rapier movements.

The Reliable EK Weft Transfer

With the optimized EK transfer guide hooks and the reliable dedicated sley, the rapier tapes provide the best pos-sible protection against wear, leading to higher and more sustainable levels of performance and greater ability to produce even the heaviest of fabrics at
higher speeds.
system guarantees total reliability and increases the mechanical efficiency of single components, with the great addi-tional advantage of requiring just the bare minimum maintenance.

High Precision Warp Feed Control

The SilverDT features significant techno-logical advancements and creates the opportunity to weave the widest possible range of terry cloth with the highest qual-ity guaranteed in all conditions.

The warp feed control system provides maximum regularity of the loop. Thanks to the special geometry and reduced in-ertia, the tensioner pile roller with its load cell guarantees a direct and accurate reading of the warp tension.

The resulting extreme sensibility of the system guarantees ultra dynamic varia-tions in tension to suit the warp move-ment, during the reed beat-up and the
loop formation.

The temple supports are fitted on mobile slides and are timed to match the move-ment of the fabric. This advanced sys-tem not only greatly facilitates the loop formation process, but also avoids dam-ages due to stretching and, at the same time, ensures constant quality regardless of fabric width.

An efficient drop-wire lifting system dur-ing the loop formation reduces warp thread rubbing, thus improving the over-all machine performance and, most im-portantly, guaranteeing a perfect loop
with constant height.

Performance and profits guaranteed

Effective Back Rest Roller

Sensitivity, softness and extreme precision are the features made possible by Every component
The loop warp geometry ensures maximum approachability, while the simplic-

SilverDT’s back rest roller that relies on the accuracy of the load cell reading sys-tem to minimize the stress on the yarn. The back rest roller is, therefore, a fun-damental device that drastically reduces
breakage rates.

tion system has been optimized, start-ing from the weft color selector, with its new high performance motors to adapt the weft presentation thread by thread, made even more precise and functional to guarantee constant and highly efficient insertion. A special mention goes to the the latest-generation rapiers, which en-sure top reliability and flexibility.

Especially noteworthy is the possibility to boost SilverDT’s versatility with the addi-tion of the motorized weft cutter, avail-able as an option.

Thanks to the dedicated sley and to its gentle movement, even the most delicate and single yarns can be woven. The soft beat-up motion prevents stress on the yarn, allowing the weaver to reduce yarn sizing, decrease operational costs and improve quality of the end product.

The shed geometry has also been opti-mized to further guarantee top quality of the woven cloth, providing a gentle terry reed impact and an exceptionally low warp end break level, as well as excellent
filling insertion consistency.
ity and compactness of the tensioner pile roller allows the operator to easily access the weaving machine, for quick style changes and for routine operations to repair broken threads. The result is reduced downtime, which means lower workloads and greater efficiency.

The Whole Machine At Your Fingertips

The SilverDT is equipped with a fully in-teractive color touch screen console act-ing as a one-stop terminal to manage all the loom’s embedded functionality. The console is a veritable control center en-suring easy and efficient machine opera-tion both for the weaver, as well as for the
maintenance technician involved.
Endless Creative Possibilities

Powerful Machine Control System

The SilverDT’s embedded electronic devices can now be efficiently and ef-fectively managed due to the global re-design of the electronic control platform which uses the powerful Canbus system. The dedicated machine control soft-ware improves the loom automation for even faster and easier settings adjust-ments and enhanced overall machine performance.

Furthermore, the motorized weft cutter enables to produce the most refined and elegant terry cloth, allowing to weave a mix of different types of wefts and counts and enabling imagination and creativity.

User Friendly Weft Selector

The weft selector of up to 12 colors al-lows the weaver to choose the best presentation movement for each finger directly from the console, adapting it to all weft types. This system optimizes the delicate weft selection phase, resulting in a lower rate of loom stops.

The tuck-in devices are built with an Itema-patented special oscillating temple system, which guarantees quality and precision in any situation. This, coupled
with another useful feature, the electronic

selvedge device, which further improves weaving quality and settings accuracy, altogether maximize the machine’s ulti-mate versatility and user friendliness.

Technology For Creativity

With the Itema SilverDT, there are virtually no limits to your creativity. Whatever terry fabric you are looking to produce, our terry weaving machine, technologically advanced and able to produce different height loops, is guaranteed to exalt your design and originality.

The loop formation system, entirely elec-tronically driven, enables to change the loop height by simply keying in the de-sired setting on the console, whilst the VRT electronic control device, available as optional, allows setting different weft ratios.

The SilverDT comes in different sizes, its width ranging from 190 up to 360 cm, in Dobby and Jacquard versions.

With the SilverDT you are sure to have the widest range of weaving possibilities, from luxuriously soft hand and bath tow-els, to terry cloth for leisure, sport, beach
and swimwear.

Nominal Machine Width (cm) Pick Density Connectivity

• 190, 210, 230, 260, 300, 320, 340, 360

Standard: 4–84 picks/cm

1–20 and 8–150 picks/cm
• Interface to standard data acquisition


Loop Formation

• Cloth-fell system with electronic drive

• Automatic weft density variation

programmable in jacquard and dobby


for the synchronous motion of the fabric support and whip roll

• VRT electronic system for the pile ratio


• Forced lubrication for tape drive, sley cam boxes and loop formation device

• Let-off devices and take-up regulator in

variation (optional)

• Lateral and central mechanical inde-pendent leno device with one or two
thread pairs oil bath

Machine Control

• Arrangement for Electronic Jacquard • Auxiliary selvedge formation by inde- • Via on-board computer based on the

• Stäubli dobby 2670 (up to 20 frames)

Transfer System
pendent mechanism

• Electronic independent leno and sel-vedge device (for the dobby version up
to max 19 frames)

Canbus system that drives and controls all the main textile and mechanical functions

• Programming, management and filling of

• EK: guided rapiers “monorail” type

hooks Warp Stop Motion

• Programming of all the machine adjust-

Warp Beam

Separate electric warp stop motion

with 4 (2+2) rows
ments settings

• Management of production and statistics

• Ground beam diameter 800 or 1000 mm

• Loop beam diameter 800, 1000 or Warp Let Off

• Programming of downtimes and types of

automatic pick finding for every weaving

1250 mm • Electronic controlled let off


Complete compatibility with data

Weft Insertion

• Electronic weft selector: 4, 8 or 12

Fabric Take Up and Cloth Roller

• Electronic controlled take up

acquisition systems and two-way


• Cloth roller diameter: up to 500 mm

• External batching motion on request
SilverDT at a glance

Nominal Width

1900 mm 4500 mm 2536 mm 2100 mm 4700 mm 2736 mm 2300 mm 4900 mm 2936 mm 2600 mm 5200 mm 3236 mm 3000 mm 5660 mm 3696 mm 3200 mm 5860 mm 3896 mm 3400 mm 6060 mm 4096 mm 3600 mm 6260 mm 4296 mm
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