eTuft (Hand-tuft carpet robot) is an advanced robotic tufting machine for the production of fashionable tufted carpets and area rugs. This state-of-the-art robot is ideal to handle your single orders or ongoing mass production as well as sampling.

eTuft Pro 3×4
with aluminum structure

General Information

We offer our customers both innovative and high-quality products. 100% made in Germany serves as a guarantee for best quality standards – all components for our eTuft robots are sourced, built and assembled in Germany.

. Interchangeable tufting-gun mechanism
. Variable pile height tufting effects
. Nonstop cut-loop changeover
. Cut pile height 12–75mm (U-tuft or J-tuft)
 . Loop pile height 4-55mm
. Works with wide range of yarns: Wool, Viscose, Bamboo, Polyester, Fancy yarns, Nylon, Linen, Polypropylene, Cotton or their blends
. Rigid mechanical structure for high speed and accurate production
. Laser Pointer, synchronized with controller for precise positioning of the tufting head
. Camera on tufting head for easy repairing by machine
. Wireless Remote Control, improving the machine operator’s efficiency, as eTuft can be operated from different spots
. Seamlessly integrated with eDesigner carpet design software
. Production throughput: 1~6 Sqm/Hour (depends on design and quality)
. Minimum ROI (Return on Investment) within one year (subject to the customer’s production requirements and design complexities)
eTuft ECO Tower 4×6
with aluminum structure
eTuft Pro 4×6
with aluminum structure
eTuft MK-II 4×6
with steel structure

Interchangeable Tufting-Gun Mechanism

eTuft robots are equipped with an innovative Interchangeable Tufting-gun Mechanism.

EFAB´s latest development – the unique interchangeable tufting head – combines the advantages of both mechanisms:

  • Mechanical tufting gun can tuft on a variety of backing fabrics and produce very detailed or over-tufted designs with high densities in short pile height.
  • The pneumatic gun can compensate for the supposed disadvantages by switching between cut and loop pile automatically (nonstop changeover),
    tufting with different pile heights (3D effects) or J-tuft.
eGun-V Pneumatic and Machanical Tufting Gun for Robots

To benefit from both mechanisms, EFAB has invented an Easy Docking System: the operator can change the tufting gun from mechanical to pneumatic one easily by opening just 6 screws and without any electrical hassle.

Mechanical tufting gun

Mechanical Tufting Gun
  • Y-Scissor cutting principle
  • Loop pile: 4mm–15 mm
  • U-tuft Cut Pile: 9-18mm
  • Deliberate Over-tufting
  • Ultra high densities

Pneumatic tufting gun

Pneumatic Tufting Gun
Various tufting needles
Spare Parts Kit
Pneumatic Tufting-Gun

Carefully designed and manufactured in Germany

Mechanical structure

. Carefully designed and built with German components.
. Rigid mechanical structure for high speed tufting without harmful vibrations.
. No floor preparation needed. eTuft robots can be relocated easily to meet your production needs.
. Over-engineered for excellent tufting quality and machine reliability (e.g. 4x linear units and 6x servo motors).
 . Optimal penetration of tufting gun into the backing fabric by using high accuracy linear units which are driven by servo motors. (Versus other relatively primitive methods of pneumatic cylinder or manual adjustments.)

Control Unit

. Electrical cabinet and control panel with eHMI (Human Machine Interface) software in German, English, French, Turkish, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Persian or in any other languages upon request
. Dynamic Pressure Control Mechanism ensuring optimal penetration of the tufting gun into the backing fabric
. Laser Pointer, synchronized with controller for precise positioning of the tufting head
. Camera on tufting head for easy repairing by machine
 . Touchscreen monitor
. Windows 7 Operating System

Comparison Chart

ECO TOWER 4×6

Construction: Tower
Structure: Aluminum

Rigidity: Medium
Vibration: Medium

Length:896 cm
Height:532 cm
Width:131 cm

Weight: ~900 kg

  • Variable pile height effect (3D)

  • Smart Cut/Loop Changeover

  • Interchangeable Tufting-Gun Mechanism

  • Dynamic Pressure Control Mechanism

  • Laser Pointer

  • Camera on tufting head for easy repairing by machine

  • Wireless Remote Control

Creel:Movable

PRO 4×6

Construction: Gate
Structure: Aluminum

Rigidity: High
Vibration: Low

Length:1150 cm
Height:622 cm
Width:300 cm

Weight: ~1,900 kg

  • Variable pile height effect (3D)

  • Smart Cut/Loop Changeover

  • Interchangeable Tufting-Gun Mechanism

  • Dynamic Pressure Control Mechanism

  • Laser Pointer

  • Camera on tufting head for easy repairing by machine

  • Wireless Remote Control

Creel:Fixed

MK-III 4×6

Construction: Gate
Structure: Steel

Rigidity: Very High
Vibration: Very Low

Length:832 cm
Height:480 cm
Width:145 cm

Weight:  ~2,000 kg

  • Variable pile height effect (3D)

  • Smart Cut/Loop Changeover

  • Interchangeable Tufting-Gun Mechanism

  • Dynamic Pressure Control Mechanism

  • Laser Pointer

  • Camera on tufting head for easy repairing by machine

  • Wireless Remote Control

Creel:Fixed or Movable

Optional Equipments

  • eGun (Hand-tufting gun) for repair works
  • eShear (Stationary Carpet Shearing Machine)
  • Tufting gun accessories for Ø11mm needles
  • Additional frames for continuous production
  • Rotating Creel
  • Carving Device

Production

  • Production throughput: Maximum 6 Sqm/Hour (depends on row distance, stitch rate and complexity of design)
  • Maximum nominal tufting speed is 2000 Stitches/Min

Requirements

  • Electricity: Main voltage 220 VAC 50-60 Hz single phase, 2KW power
  • Compressed air: Air consumption 400 lit/min, min 8 bar, recommended 600 lit/min 10 bar

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