Machines to mechanise the hand tufting technique using PLC controlled Servo Motors:-
- X Y movement
- Z move (in out of the tufting head)
- Rotation of the tufting head
- Sped control of the yarn delivery to vary the pile height.
- Control of the cutting mechanism to facilitate switching from cut pile to loop pile. Incorporating scissors to work in conjunction with loop pile.
- Yarn detection stop motion