120 Forms Boarding M/C SOCKSTEAM


1.140 pairs/hour

 OPTIMUM OPERATION LOADING: 2 operators can share the manual loading position for a production up to 1.140 pairs of socks per hour.

AUTOCLAVE: The temperature for each of the four batches of 30 forms is independetly adjustable thus allowing finepossibility of separate treatment for each batch inside the autoclave.

For maximum production the real pressurized steam treatment time is approximately 18 seconds, at maximum speed. All the treament data can be reproduced and ensures a consistent very high quality production.

DRYING: The steam treatment is followed by a powerful drying process by means of hot air circulation.

STRIPPING : Grips seize the treated socks, two by two, and strip them from the forms while raising the socks toward the racket. The grips then open and free the socks, allowing the racket to push them flat onto a horizontal stacking conveyor. The socks, stacked to a programmed number are then evacuated on to conveyor advancing forward.


A Socks loading

B 3 bar vertical autoclave

C Drying chamber

D Autostriper


*Counterweight safety device for the up and down movement of the autoclave,
* Driving of forms by mechanical transfer,
* Improved stacking of the stripped socks thanks to increased stability provided by the frequency inverter drive on the stripper,
* Longer pressurized steam treatment time for a deeper and more efficient treament,
* Centralised automatic lubricating, more simple, more efficient and more reliable.
The 120 forms, without holders and easily changeable, make easier the treatment of different sock styles within each batch without losing time. The same forms are used on other HELIOT machines.
SOCKSTEAM is designed for intensive work under safe conditions. The machine is equipped with a programmable controller witch controls permanently the safety device, stops the machine in case of defect and displays the cause of the fault.