32 Carrier Machines are compatible with 16 carrier heads!
In the past year there has been an increase in 24 or 32 carrier machines sales. Our customers are looking to increase product OD, run a half-load braid pattern for additional trackability or other functional changes to differentiate them for their competitors, as well as flex manufacturing capacity with a machine that may not be fully utilized.
In order to support our customer’s development of this unique carrier count, SteegerUSA wanted to inform our customers that the machine frame (pulling device, drive system, etc.) from the horizontal 24 or 32 carrier machines can also accept an 8, 12 or 16 carrier head with minimal modification and less than an hour of changeover time from their maintenance teams.
The total cost of a 32 carrier machine with an additional 16 carrier head is thousands of dollars less expensive than investing in an additional 16 carrier machine. For those customers with lower volume requirements, this may be an ideal solution to expand internal capabilities and limit capital investment.