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That is the primary reason Weavexx, a machine clothing manufacturer based in Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA, invested US$12 million in a massive loom using new needling technology.
Conventional needling machines use a static, reciprocating motion where the needle is continuously punching at a 90[degrees] angle to the travel of the felt.
Hence the continuous draw off mode causes two problems with conventional needlebeam motions--limitation in web throughput speed and inevitable uncontrolled web distortion during the needling process.