UNICONT Spreader and Software Make

Automatic spreader with unique design cradle feed and manual operation through digitally controlled analogue and automatic handle, for straight and reverse rolls. Spreading programming with steps. Equipped with a ‘tension free’ spreading control system to spread any type of fabric, from lycra to denim, jersey to technical fabrics using specific accessories.

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  • Spreading speed with digitally controlled short acceleration and deceleration.
  • Automatic electronic control of fabric tension.
  • Brushless main motors and variable speed asynchronous service motors.
  • 4-wheel drive.
  • Cradle feed for rolls with of Ø 80 cm (up to 110 cm as optional) and max. weight 70 kg.

More technical data

  • Cutting device designed to operate with/without catcher and mobile catcher for faster spreading.
  • Operator platform.
  • Lay’s maximum height 18cm (14cm with zig-zag).
  • Automatic end-of-fabric stop.
  • Partial and total lay counting by colour.
  • Lay thickness measured with infra-red technology.

Thanks to the UNICONT spreader and MAKE software:

  • full versatility: all types of spreading without catcher using a single spreader;
  • easy programming for every lay and setting of the spreading reports;
  • immediate sharing of spreading data with the company’s ERP.

Left to right spreading.

Technical data

Working width (cm) 160 180 200 220
Overall dimensions L x W x H (cm) 142 x 300 x 160 142 x 320 x 160 142 x 340 x 160 142 x 360 x 160
Weight (Kg) 425 475 525 575
Installed Power (kW) 3 3 3 3,2
Average Consumption (kW) 1,8 1,8 1,8 2
Power supply Tension 400V±10%
Rolls maximum diameter (cm) 80
Rolls maximum weight (Kg) 70
Maximum spreading speed (mt/min) 100 (with cutting device and mobile catcher)

Narrower or wider working widths are available subject to technical approval.
With the aim of improving its machinery FKgroup reserve the right to change the technical characteristics without prior notice.

Counting unit: UNICONT system

“The UNICONT system, patented by FKgroup in 1982 (patent N5479C), has revolutionised spreading in the cutting room. Before UNICONT, a lay with separate sizes was always spread in ‘single steps’, i.e. with the same number of plies per size, or in ‘gradual steps’, i.e. with a decreasing number of plies per size. From the 1980s on, the production of ‘made-to-measure’ garments led to the need to spread lays with separate sizes in ‘random steps’, where the sequence of plies/colours spread per size coincided with the customer’s order. Thanks to UNICONT, short for ‘Counting Unit’, for over 40 years it has been possible to spread any type of lay in fully automatic mode, as can be seen in the picture below (…even ‘skipping’ a size!).”
Flavio Cattini, President FKgroup

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