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Textile Manufacturing Equipment - Not Just for Textiles?

As our name might suggest, we specialise in textile manufacturing equipment for a number of different applications. Upholstery, apparel, banners and signs, curtains, blinds and many more - we supply equipment suited to just about any textile manufacturing purpose. Often, however, we supply the same equipment to customers who use them for more unique purposes. There's more than meets the eye when it comes to textile manufacturing equipment...

What else can you use textile manufacturing equipment for?

Believe it or not, a lot of textile manufacturing equipment can be used in construction. We're not saying that you could put a house together with a sewing machine, but there are other machines or devices that are suited to purposes such as this. For instance, Rexel's ST-3 upholstery lifting table is supposed to be used instead of a trestle when attaching the fabric to the furniture. This saves the upholsterer a lot of time and energy. This kind of textile manufacturing equipment has also been known to be used as a more cost-effective alternative to a scissor lift, allowing construction workers to get to a higher point safely. The workers can stand on the tabletop (meant for upholstery) while a colleague raises/lowers it to certain points. As well as this, fabric cutting machines that are normally used for materials such as cotton, silk, linen, etc. are often used to cut other materials that are not used in textile manufacturing. For example, lay end cutting machines that are normally used in a mass-production textile manufacturing setting can be used to cut materials such as fibreglass into equal strips for use in insulation.

Textile Manufacturing Equipment

Lay end cutting machines like the Dayang DYDB-2 aren't just used for textile manufacturing - these machines can be used for all manner of cutting purposes!

Are there any other examples?

Perhaps one of the most ingenious uses of textile manufacturing equipment that we've seen is from a company called Zip World based in Llanrwst, North Wales. Zip World is the home of the world's fastest zipline - the 'Velocity 2', which can reach speeds of over 100mph. The problem that Zip World had was that the riders have to use the zipline lying horizontally, so getting people into the harness could prove to be quite challenging. They needed a solution that would allow them to easily get riders of all shapes and sizes into the harnesses and clipped onto the zipline, so after a lengthy conversation with our sales team, they visited us to try out one of our Rexel lifting tables. A member of the Zip World team even climbed onto the table, lay face-down and asked us to move the table up and down to try it out for himself! Now, a number of these tables are installed at Zip World to help the riders of the 'Velocity 2' to be secured to the zipline with ease.

Textile Manufacturing Equipment

Zip World's 'Velocity 2' is the world's fastest zipline - and they use our lifting tables to lift riders into the harness! (Photo credit goes to Zip World)

If you've seen any of our textile manufacturing equipment that you think would be suited to an out-of-the-ordinary job, don't hesitate to get in touch with us! A member of our team would be happy to discuss your needs with you and even arrange a meeting with you to potentially try the equipment out and see if it's suitable or not.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at info@ae-sewingmachines.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call our office on 01978 821699 (Freephone: 0800 678 5853) and you can get in touch with us via the live chat on our website. Our team is on-hand from 8:30 am - 5 pm (GMT) Monday - Friday to help with any queries.