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Machinery for weaving preparation justifies world fame History Part 1 Wilhelm Schlafhorst began to market spare parts for mechanical looms and spinning machines in 1884. When Wilhelm Reiners entered the company in 1896, the reshaping of the small workshop into a production company soon commenced. The first patent was granted in 1897 for the “double lift dobby for weaving looms”. The sales success of this soon brought the company to the limits of its production capacity. In 1901, Wilhelm Reiners took the next important step: the manufacture of complete weaving preparation machines. His patent for “weft and warp yarn winding machines for cotton – wool – linen” pointed the way and formed one pillar of the future product portfolio. Multilingual brochures attest to international sales success – even Chinese was already included in these. With the expansion of the Schlafhorst product range to include warping creels and warping

machines in 1910, the production programme was extended to the third area of weaving preparation, warping. Its focus on weaving preparation machines and winding machines turned Schlafhorst into the global market leader in this field in the following decades, and this know-how is an important basis for its sustained success as a technology leader, even with its current product lines.

Schlafhorst warping installations had an outstanding reputation in textile factories all over the world and won awards at a wide variety of exhibitions. Wilhelm Reiners was the first to introduce the “process for warping from a fixed, tapered package”, which has not changed to this day.

Schlafhorst was a pioneer in the automation of weft winding with its patents. First Schlafhorst winding machines.

Left: the SE1 model, right: the Autocopser ASE.

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Vice President Research & Development Oerlikon Schlafhorst Issue No. 1/2009 e News Technology Contents Innovations Customers & marke...

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Vice President Research & Development Oerlikon Schlafhorst Issue No. 1/2009 e News Technology Contents Innovations Customers & marke...

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