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eXcelle and aXcess carding technology for direct lines

Among a wide range of cards and feeders, ANDRITZ provides the revolutionary Isoweb TT card concept.

Feeding technology

ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau has developed card feeders like the Thibeau Chute Feed (TCF) for fibers up to 90 mm. Before arriving at the card, the fibers coming from opening and blending pass through the Thibeau Metering Silo (TMS), which guarantees a constant supply and final opening. Then the fibers are transferred pneumatically to the TCF, which feeds the appropriate quantity of fibers to the card. The number, type, and width of each piece of equipment are adapted to the respective production of the card.

The Thibeau Chute Feeds can be equipped with batt shaping and profiling on top and bottom. An optional device is also available for air dust removal when processing certain types of fiber.

All cards for direct lines can be equipped with Servo-X infeed auto levelers with X-ray measurement.

Carding technology

As in crosslapping technology, ANDRITZ Asselin-Thibeau has also developed two ranges of cards for direct lines.

  • eXcelle cards are designed for high production levels. They are available in working widths of up to 5.1 m with different delivery configurations, thus offering best solutions for the producers’ requirements in terms of throughput and product characteristics.
    The eXcelle cards supplied can be fitted with one, two, or three doffers (VarioWeb). The webs are transferred from the card with solid or mesh aprons positioned either horizontally or vertically.
    A revolutionary concept within the ANDRITZ eXcelle range is the IsoWeb TT card. It provides very good web uniformity and a low MD:CD ratio at high speed. This card is perfectly designed to match the expectations of wipes producers and – depending on fiber and production conditions – can produce web at very high speed: up to 400 m/min. In order to maintain the web characteristics, the web is transferred on air suction belts.
    The state-of-the-art design with quick and easy accessibility for maintenance and service is user-friendly and very productive.
  • aXcess cards are designed for medium production levels, allowing emerging countries to benefit from proven technologies based on 20 years of ANDRITZ experience. They are available in 2.5 m, 3.0 m or 3.75 m working width with two different delivery configurations (parallel or condensed). These cards are designed for speeds of up to 110 m/min.

ANDRITZ direct line

ANDRITZ carding technology for direct lines with 2 eXcelle cards

TCF feeder

TCF feeder for fibers up to 90 mm


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