the contract market
From carpet tiles to patterned broadloom carpet, CMC tufting machines satisfy the demand for innovative styling in today's commercial carpet market.
Listed below are the most popular machines for this particular market:
Patented by CMC, making it the only tufting machine of its kind in the world.
ColorPoint Loop Machine
ColorPoint uses CMC's award-winning Infinity attachment. It has the ability to do multiple pile heights and textures using one stitch pinpoint accuracy. This machine can run a variety of products for different markets. Designing for ColorPoint LP is extremely easy and functional. With this machine, there are no buried ends, thus it is not necessary to compensate for them when designing.
1/6 and 1/6
Ability to tuft infinite amount of pile heights
1/6 and 1/6 Gauge Pattern Loop Machine
This machine gives you the ability to tuft simple textures or large free flowing patterns with the precision of Infinity's single end yarn control. With an Infinity pattern attachment on the front and rear of the machine, there is room for high/low construction and greater pattern capability. Attachment include Infinity or Infinity 2E. Needle bar shifting cable utilizing CMC's SmartStep servo shifter.
1/8 and 1/4
Most widely used machine type in the carpet tile industry
1/12 Gauge Loop (1/8 and 1/4 Machine)1/12 Gauge Loop is a dual-gauge machine with a 1/8 gauge loop pile base on the front and 1/4 gauge pattern attachment on the rear. You can create free-flowing designs with texture and color, all within any repeat size you choose. It provides a dense, rugged, long-lasting product. It's popular in broadloom applications and is the most widely used machine in the carpet tile industry. This machine has multiple choices for pattern attachments. It uses the patented key tab cast modular system and the patented left-hand, right-hand looper system. The servos on the pattern attachment are driven by the Command Performance system. Uses the Smart Step servo shifter or Compu-Cam Sliding Needle Bar Attachment to drive both needle bars.
Flexibility in design capabilities
5/64 Gauge MachineWith a 5/32 gauge on the front and a 5/32 gauge on the rear, this machine has the ability to tuft simple textures or large free flowing patterns. With CMC's Infinity attachment on the front and rear, there is room for high/low construction and greater pattern capability. Attachments include Infinity or Infinity 2E, with shifting by CMC's SmartStep servo shifter.
An all new tufting technology...
Because of Tailored Loop's ILC (Individual Looper Control) Technology, perfect command of each individual stitch is now possible for the first time in the history of tufting.
With its capability to utilize our patented Infinity and ColorPoint technology, Tailored Loop provides designers with limitless creative possibilities through its unprecedented loop control.
Yarn Control Attachments for Contract Machines:
Innovative Technology that created a revolution in tufting
Infinity Single End Attachment
Our award-winning Infinity pattern attachment created a revolution in carpet design. It allows you to have multiple pile-height capability at every needle with no repeats, or any number of repeats you choose.
It's done with "intelligent" servomotors that control each individual yarn, allowing you to create free-flowing patterns or shading effects and textures. The "brains" behind each servomotor is our computerized Command Performance system.
A two-end Infinity tufting machine helps you keep extra change in your pocket.
Infinity 2E AttachmentWe also make a two-end Infinity tufting machine, the Infinity 2E, which gives you many of the same features as the original single-end Infinity, but at a substantial savings. The cost is reduced because the 2E needs only about half as many servomotors. Each motor controls two ends at a time, feeding each one to its own repeat. Because the 2E's design is based on the single-end Infinity, you get the same user friendly features that have made Infinity the best selling pattern attachment in the industry.
The Quick Thread Attachment is perfect for multiple textures and geometric shapes.
Quick Thread AttachmentThe Quick Thread Attachment makes threading quick and easy, and it's simple to change yarns from one roller to the next - without cutting the yard. The Quick Thread includes a yarn-numbering system that greatly reduces threading errors. This means less waste and higher productivity. The direct-drive servos on each roll allow you to tuft geometric patterns with extreme clarity. They also enable you to use multiple textures in your pattern. You can even print a thread-up sheet from the design center that matches the numbers on the guide.
The Smart Step Attachment reduces noise and wear on parts.
Smart Step Attachment
CMC's Smart Step is a computer-controlled, servo-driven sliding needle bar attachment engineered specifically for CMC tufting machines. This proprietary system can dramatically improve your tufting operation by combining instantaneous pattern or style setup with advanced stitch placement and high speed productivity. This system features: electronic shifting needle bar, improved productivity and efficiency, and reduced floor space requirements.
Improves quality, efficiency, and serviceability by providing more precise machine control and on-board diagnostics
CMC's Command Performance is a computer controlled, servo-driven system that automates the setup and operation of the machine, providing great improvements in both efficiency and quality. The latest advancement maintains the familiar user interface while incorporating more efficient motors and servos, a reconfigured control cabinet, and maximum use of factory wired cables and connectors.
Key features of the Command Performance System include:
- Greater precision = higher quality carpet
- More efficient = energy saving performance
- Faster, more reliable interconnections
- Standardized smaller footprint
- Enhanced diagnostics and safety features
- A single family of components across the system
Our UnderHead Drive is quieter and more rigid than ever before.
Linear UnderHead DriveThe UnderHead Drive (UHD) of the tufting machine is primarily responsible for the omnidirectional movement of the needler as it stitches yarn into the carpet backing. The mobility is guided by a series of horizontal and vertical shifters and push rod feet. It is quieter when in motion and more rigid, giving you more precise control in the tufting zone. Grease fittings on these shifters allow for the continued maintenance of the component and reduces potential down time.
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