Field of application - laying wires

Fixing wire

The laying of wire is an essential part in the production of many products from all spheres of life today. Laying wire with ZSK's Technical Embroidery Systems is cost efficient, more reliable and environmentally friendly.

Embrodering of antennas (RFID)

One of todays most innovative fields of activity is the embrodering of antennas (RFID) and sensors on textiles. Without any damage of the textiles characteristic signals like fill level, movement or temperature can be measured and relayed. Laying wire with ZSK's Technical Embroidery Systems can be found at many other fields of application.

Layed and fixed fibers

Exemplary products amongst others are:

  • heated working- or outdoor clothing
  • luminous textiles to improve security or comfort
  • heated steering wheels
  • heated car seats
  • embroidered circuits, to integrate electrical functions into clothing
  • infrared heating systems
  • protective systems for safes
  • electromagnetic shielding for tap-proof chambers

Field of application - laying fibers

A radically new technology to built up reinforcement fabrics is the free orientation, placing and fixing of reinforcement materials through an embroidery machine.

Fixing Carbon

It can be used in applications where the production of components or textile structures requires the stitching of variable-geometry ply stacks, where fabrics need to be reinforced locally, or where fabrics must be assembled. Various materials like carbon-, glass- and aramid fibres, wires etc. can be processed.

Fixing Carbon

Single layed rovings are fixed to the base material by stitching. During the process, the base material is moved by the pantograph, enabling to lay rovings in any direction and quantity.

TFP - Tailored Fiber Placement

Fixing Carbon

Another major advantage of this new process is to be able to lay the rovings according to the distribution of forces within a structural component.

100% reproducibility speaks for itself and is accomplished by the following:

  • automatic preform production
  • low mass tolerance
  • high dimensional accuracy
  • reliable identical laying roving

This cost effective process is driven by high stitching speed on one hand and multiple laying heads on a machine.

In comparison to other textile technologies the expensive loss of materials is kept to a minimum. Accordingly the problem of waste disposal is very little.

TFP for industrial mass production

Tailored Fiber Placement or TFP is still at the beginning of its possibilities. Especially if realizing the great potential for use in mass production markets like automotive, sports and consumer goods. For efficient use on an industrial scale, this promising technology must be further developed.

In order to unlock the enormous growth potential, NOBRAK has filed a first patent. With the claimed development, it is possible to improve the productivity of ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY Systems for TFP with what NOBRAK call HVTFP for High-Volume Tailored Fiber Placement.

The HV-TFP Technology - Exclusively for ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY Systems

First filed HV-TFP technology allows multiplying the productivity of ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY Systems for TFP by a factor of two or more at a slightly higher invest. ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY Systems and NOBRAK are pleased to officially present HV-TFP during JEC World Paris 2019 with a new laying technology allowing to feed two or more rovings in parallel.

The principle of HV-TFP technology is rather simple, and illustrated by the picture alongside where two rovings are laid down simultaneously, each being stitched with a linear distance two times wider than in the actual process, thus leading to a twofold productivity increase.

This new functionality could be combined with other options like "Fast Laying" in order to multiply the productivity of the machines of ZSK TECHNICAL EMBROIDERY Systems , thus increasing the benefit and potential of TFP. The HV-TFP technology is exclusively available on ZSK technical embroidery machines.

New TFP laying Technology


Top Innovation 2019

New HV-TFP Technology multilies productivity on ZSK technical embroidery systems

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