The German company Power-Heat-Set GmbH is a global leader in the carpet and textile industry, offering machines and components for carpet yarn treatment. The company’s success is attributed to over fifty years of field expertise, innovation and service, a guarantee of high quality and efficient production in the field of yarn finishing.
PHS’ machine portfolio currently offers two different machine types, namely GVA and HiPerSet – both of which are available in different sizes. The GVA series offers the best flexibility and high performance for heat-setting carpet yarn with up to 96 ends. The 6 channel configuration, optimised for heatsetting of small lots on different belts, allows the running of different colours of the same yarn or straight set and frieze simultaneously. The HiPerSet uses only one channel to heat-set the yarn and up to 84 ends can be processed at the same time. Both the GVA and the HiPerSetuse overheated steam under atmospheric pressure for heat-setting. With the removal of obstructions to airflow, a high volume of climate circulation within the machine is achieved with relatively high compression allowing yarn to be heated quickly and thoroughly to the required heat-set temperature. This improved airflow allows shorter dwell times.
Due to its many existing relationships and the growth potential of the textile and carpet industry, the Indian market is of great importance to PHS. Hence, in conjunction with its Indian partner, A.T.E., PHS is giving maximum attention to the individual requirements of established customers and prospective clients.
All of PHS’ equipment are manufactured by highly qualified technicians at its Germany-based headquarters in Töging. A team of technicians and technologistsis available worldwide for installations and service. PHS’ Research & Development department continuously works on optimisations to raise the machines to the next level and focuses on bringing improvements to the customer’s production process regarding quality, runability, productivity, energy saving and handling.
PHS also designs machines and technology so that “sustainable materials” can be produced. The yarn and carpet industry is striving to become “greener” through the introduction of products (yarns) with a high sustainability factor such as “recycled yarns” or yarns made from organic, renewable resources. This is a very important focus for PHS which is working successfully with some of its customers to establish the production of such yarns on PHS’ equipment. No matter whether it’s recycled PET bottles, recycled carpet yarn or yarn made from organic fibre, PHS is trying to finetune their process to cater to the very special requirements of the specific material in order to achieve maximum yarn quality.
These are many examples of sustainability projects or areas on which and with which Power-Heat-Set is presently working and sustainability will remain a strong focus in the future.