|1960s||Introduce solid tungsten looper for longer durability than steel looper.|
Adapt 3-D (X,Y,Z) Base Line on stamped looper, allowing additional accurate process.
Adapt J-cut Chamfer to minimize J-cut.
Introduce semi-solid type tungsten looper for longer life of both looper & needle.
New TTQ concept began.
Objectives of TTQ development :
- 1st Generation -
Size and shape looks the same as TTQ today, and offers 5 – 7 times longer life than H.S. steel looper, with no more needle scarf wear.
- 2nd Generation -
Introduce "Submicron Tungsten", with which no more "Dry Run" (to break in) required with knife, and offer fine cut pile surface. In addition, much longer life for looper & knife than 1st generation.
Introduce cut pile looper with scissors-action mechanism (high cutting energy) :
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Cobble agreed with advantages of the TTQ concepts and became a licensee in 1998.
Introduce corrugated (wave) edge looper to hold yarns on blade edge against knife push-forward motion and prevents
missed yarn cut or partial yarn cut.
- 3rd Generation -
Introduce "X" class cutting edge looper
Object of "X" class development :
|2010s||Introduce NEW HORIZON – Higher accuracy module and single TTQ looper :
|2013||- 4th Generation -|
Introduce higher cutting energy TTQ
|FUTURE||- 5th Generation - (under development)
Comfortable and pleasant feeling for the mechanics when tuning the machine. In addition, prolong looper & knife's life further than present looper.
"Among TTQ customers durability of looper, needle and knife is no longer talked about; they enjoy talking about surface & carpet quality."
We respect other people’s intellectual property and ideas.
We are seeking opportunities to discuss new ideas for enhancing our looper.
So if you have any, please offer what you have in mind.