Bearing structure of a weaving machine
The weaving machines are composed of two side frames in cast iron or steel, which are connected each other by cross members so as to create a firm bearing structure which can limit the vibrations and offer a good stability.
The machine members are covered by easily removable casings which protect them from dust and offer a passive safety to the operators.
The manufacturers have focussed their attention in last years on the study and on the analysis of
the machine behavior at high running speeds; this permitted to optimize the movements and the
balancing of the main members of the loom, as well as to reduce the vibrations transmitted to the
floor and to the structure and consequently the noise.
The figure presents part of a bearing structure of a weaving machine; you can note the two side frames and the basis on which the dobby with the linkage for the heald control is applied. The figure shows instead the full structure of a weaving machine with various already installed components.