Colmac has been building tunnel finishers and moulding presses for about 70 years. In all these decades, Colmac has repeatedly set new standards in the construction of these machines.
PAM 1400 – the trouser pressing system
- PAM 1400 for volumes of more than 150 trousers/day to be pressed.
- High productivity with a production rate of about 65 trousers/h.
- With two machines and one operator up to 130 trousers/h.
The PAM 1400 presses the legs and finishes the waistband in one operation. The perfect crease extends along the entire length of the leg at the front and back. If desired, trousers can also be processed without a crease. Another benefit of this double-leg trouser press is the particularly beautiful finish, especially in the waistband area. Length and waistband tensioning is automatic after foolproof clamping.
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As a rule, one operator can handle an output of approx. 50 parts/hour. It is ideal if this workstation can be divided, as the pressing time of approx. 50 seconds can then be used for other work. Alternatively, two machines can be operated by one employee and the output increases to approx. 100 parts/h.
Triple-Connie Turbo II from Colmac
Triple-Connie Turbo II
The TCT II is a high performance machine for pressing smocks, casaks and chef jackets in an industrial environment.
With the Colmac TCT-2 turbo you have a machine that offers the possibility to press up to 240 parts/hour in a compact space. Only one operator works on the machine.
The part is pressed in one operation. The body is pressed and in the same operation the sleeves are finished.
The separate collar/cuff press is operated by the second employee. For highest performance we recommend the Unipress 4-pocket collar/cuff press Q4T. This machine has a capacity equivalent to the Colmac TCT-2.
The body of the centrifugally wetted part is completely pressed. This is made possible by the symmetry of the molded vacuum dummy, the air bags and the molded, generously sized and chrome-plated steel press plates.
The vacuum fixes the part in position until the pressing operation begins, thus facilitating the operator’s work.
The sleeves are finished by the use of steam and hot air. The steam is used to relax the fiber before the hot air is applied. The hot air, generated by a very generously sized heat exchanger, finishes the sleeves in a simple and fast operation.
The Colmac TCT-2 turbo has an automatic unloader which pulls the part from the buck in the third holding position using a simple standard wire hanger. From here the unloader drops the part onto a slickrail.
For shirts in an industrial environment there is the COLMAC CPU.
The CPU is technically the same machine as the TCT-2 turbo, but with a shortened body and shortened pressing plates.
CSF Narrow-Tunnel Finisher
The CFS tunnel finisher guides the garments shoulder-to-shoulder through the finisher. This is of particular interest for nursing homes applications, where special demands are made on the quality of the finish and also by different fabric types. Colmac’s CFS machines can offer excellent finish results here with the adjustable parameters.
The CSF tunnel finisher is available in a version where no external steam supply is required. This machine is called WIZZARD.
An internal low-pressure steam generator is used for steaming the moist fabric. The heat for the finishing module is generated electrically or gas-fired, as desired.This eliminates the need to install a steam boiler for the important steaming of the fabric.
The CSF Narrow Tunnel Finisher is also in steam heated available.
Tunnel Finisher – Wide Body
Colmac Tunnel Finisher – Wide Body- is available in capacities from approx. 400 parts up to 3800 parts.
In case of a space problem, the CFS 2100 series can also be operated in a twostory version. The possibilities with a Colmac tunnel finisher are very versatile.
Every Colmac tunnel finisher delivers an outstanding fabric finish – with the lowest possible energy input. The energy required to evaporate one liter of water ranges from about 1.1 kw to a maximum of 2.0 kw, depending on the size of the tunnel finisher,
These low values are made possible by an optimized air flow – 85% of the air flow is recycled – and the actual air flow in the tunnel.
Each finish module has a steam-heated heating coil, or a modulating burner for gas-fired machines. Since each finish module is now regulated by the tunnel’s control system, precise temperature control is possible throughout the tunnel. This temperature control is essential for a perfect finish and fabric protection.
Steaming the fabric
The steaming of the fabric also determines the fabric loss of a tunnel finisher.
The moist steam is fed to the steaming module via 6 adjustable nozzle rows (3 nozzle rows on each side ). It is ensured that the steaming module is completely and thus the fabric is exposed to moist steam.
To protect the fabric, the steam piping on Colmac tunnel finishers are all covered with stainless steel cladding. In addition, the walls and floor of the steaming module are heated. This avoids the buildup of condensate in the tunnel finisher, which would make conditions in the steaming module uncontrollable and support mold growth in the tunnel.
The Cube is an all-new development in tunnel finisher construction. This machine has no steam module and no finishing module, but the complete finishing area is exposed to hot air and steam.
It does not matter from which side the product is fed into the finisher.
The design of the Cube makes it possible to completely dispense with maintenance work on the Cube. This eliminates the risk of falling from the tunnel during maintenance work.
The Cube is available in the following performance classes
- Cube 1 1600 parts/h
- Cube 2 2200 parts/h
- Cube 3 3000 parts/h