Grass tufting

For artificial grass tufting Eltex can offer two alternatives, the EYE Compact system or the EYE system. One thing to consider before deciding which system to use is to look at the gauge dimensions of the machine. The gauge refers to the distance between the needles and is expressed in inches. Another thing to consider is, for example, puller rollers and how they are positioned.

EYE Compact 17561

EYE Compact

The EYE Compact can be used in cases when the machine’s gauge allows a higher density of the yarns. Then it is possible to monitor more yarns in one single system. The most narrow gauge this system allows is 1/10 of an inch or 2,54 mm between the needles. The widest gauge this system allows is 5/8 of an inch or 15,88 mm between the needles. For further information about different gauges see the EYE Compact Brackets guide below.

Available with 16 eyelets only.

Advantages EYE Compact

  • 100% of tufted yarns break end-outs detected when yarn falls out of the needle
  • Faulty yarn is specifically identified, resulting in more up-time
  • The sensors are normally fitted between the puller rollers and the needles
  • Can be mounted on machines with down to 1/10″ gauges
  • 16 eyelets/sensor allows larger yarn coverages
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EYE system

The EYE is a versatile system and can be used for warping creels, multi-axial machines and for artificial grass tufting. The EYE system does not allow as narrow gauges as the EYE Compact system and because of this it can normally not cover as many yarns as the EYE Compact in one singel system. This can in some cases be circumvented by mounting the sensors in two rows. This is only achievable for some gauges however. The most narrow gauge this system allows is 5/16 of an inch or 7,94 mm between the needles. The widest gauge this system allows is 3/4 of an inch or 19,1 mm between the needles.

Available with 1, 8, 10 or 12 eyelets.

Advantages EYE system

  • 100% of tufted yarns break end-outs detected when yarn falls out of the needle
  • Faulty yarn is specifically identified, resulting in more up-time
  • The sensors are normally fitted between the puller rollers and the needles
  • Can be mounted on machines with up to 3/4″ gauges
  • Can be mounted upside down
  • LED indication on each yarn position

Documents

  Leaflets

  EYE Compact system

  EYE system

  EYE Compact brackets guide

  Manuals

  Please contact Eltex at info@eltex.se to receive the EYE Tufting manual.

  Please contact Eltex at info@eltex.se to receive the EYE Tufting User’s Guide.

Peripherals

Operator Terminal 11797

Operator Terminal

The touch screen operator terminal has a very user-friendly interface. The number of yarns in operation and position of yarn fault are clearly displayed.

Master Control Unit 11701 for EYE

Master Control Unit

The master control unit communicates with the sensors and the operator terminal. It processes all the data and gives stop and lamp indication signals when a yarn fault occurs.

Dimensions (mm)
EYE Compact

EYE Compact 17561 drawing of dimensions

Dimensions (mm)
EYE

EYE 177xx Dimensions