Initially designed for the production of awnings in acrylic and polyester, SM-400-TA is widely used to cut panels of other technical fabrics, such as heavy PVC for the production of large covers or industrial speed doors, Kevlar for the production of armored vehicles and clothing, or fire retardant textiles for the production of curtains.
SMRE offers a wide selection of industrial tools: they can be installed individually or simultaneously, in a variety of combinations, providing an enormous versatility of applications.
To solve the problem of shrinking crystal (clear) PVC, SMRE developed a system for the just-in-time heat treatment of single sheets. The stabilizing tool consists of multiple infrared lamps that bring the fabric to a preset temperature combined with an ingenious air cooling system.
Depending on the quality and characteristics of the fabric the sheet will shrink between 3 and 8% during the treatment with the SMRE stabilization system. After the treatment the crystal PVC is perfectly stable and can be welded or sewn into a finished product – like a pergola, a shade sail, a tensile structure, a marquee, or a veranda cover – and will not shrink anymore, even when exposed to heat or cold.
Whereas other heat treatment systems cause the crystal PVC to age, stiffen, and often give it a yellowish color, the treatment with the SMRE system will leave the fabric perfectly transparent, clear, and flexible – and completely stable.
A series of sensors can be installed on the machine to automatically read the width of the processed roll, or to keep track of the fabric that is fed into the machine and pause the cycle when the roll finished.