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1. (WO2018041485) DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CATCHING AND STRETCHING WEFT THREADS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/041485    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/068962
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: D03D 47/30
Applicants: PICANOL
Inventors: GHESQUIERE, Marnix
Title: DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CATCHING AND STRETCHING WEFT THREADS
Abstract:
Device for catching and stretching a weft thread (3) inserted into a shed of a weaving machine, comprising a weft thread stretching device (28), a guiding device (25), and a weft thread holding device(27) comprising a first suction nozzle (11) that is arranged stationary on the weaving machine in an extension of an insertion path, which first suction nozzle (11) has an opening (23) directed towards a fabric edge (14) of the fabric (2) and is adapted to generate a suction stream in parallel to the beat-up line (10), so that after the weft thread (3) has been beaten-up a free end of said weft thread (3) held in the first suction nozzle (11) extends at least essentially in parallel to the beat-up line (10). A weaving machine with such a device (1), and a method for catching and stretching weft threads (3).