Steaming is one of the most important processes in textile processing
such as well as being widely used in pretreatment, dyeing, finishing and
printing processes has come a long way from its traditional associations
with locomotives and the Industrial Revolution.
Steam today is an integral and essential part of modern technology.
Without it, our food, textile, chemical, medical, power, heating and
transport industries could not exist or perform as they do.
Steam provides a means of transporting controllable amounts of energy
from a central, automated boiler house, where it can be efficiently .
Reasons for using steam
Steam is efficient and economic to generate
Steam can easily and cost effectively be distributed to the
point of use
Steam is easy to control Energy is easily transferred to
The modern steam plant is easy to manage Steam is
Types of Steamer
→ Festoon steamer
→ Hand bowl
→Tower or cymni type
→Cottage type steamer
→Vaccum high pressure
→Belt or stand type
Pretreatment system Desizing, scouring and bleaching in one single run
In the REACTA steamer the chemicals react with the fibers themselves
and the accompanying substances.
The combination steamer with tight strand cloth run and plaiting on a roller
bed permits reaction times of 1 to 60 minutes.
An automatic steam conditioning and regulating station guarantees
constant conditions and an air free atmosphere.
An absolute must for high pretreatment quality.
REACTA – Modular steamer and retention accumulator
Crucially important to any continuous pretreatment range is the steamer.
Here especially therefore, economy and flexibility must be combined in
The building block system devised by Benninger enables a steamer ideally
suited to industrial requirements to be assembled for any duty from proven
Alternatively used as a steamer, or retention accumulator for soaping, with
spray water circulation and saturated steam atmosphere
Crease free operation is a matter of course
The cloth is let into the steamer through a steam lock, guided over big drive rollers and
brought at once to the reaction temperature.
Steamer draw-off section
While still in the steamer, the fabric is drawn off over a short distance to the appropriate
guiding elements, expanded and centered fed into the steamer outlet with water lock to secure
Both counter current and high temperature generate the high washing effect. Liquor
separation is created by the pulling device at the exit.
The advantages of the continuous dyeing process and the flexibility of a small size range
are here combined! EXTRACTA-BECOFLEX compartments are utilized for post
PAD-STEAM process for vat and reactive dyestuff (PAD-DRY is carried out in a separate
1-bath (all in) PAD-STEAM process with sulfur dyestuff (cotton)
2-bath (wet/wet) PAD-STEAM process vat dyestuff (cotton)
1-bath (all-in) PAD-STEAM process with reactive dyestuff (cotton)
2-bath (wet/wet) process with direct dyestuff (cotton)
ARTDENIM ring dyeing process with reactive or sulfur dyestuff
Bifunctional dye steamer for reproducible
Constant saturated steam conditions
Benninger feeds to steam for humidity control through a steam
The steamer roof is heated; roof and front and back side are well insulated.
The water lock at the steamer exit is a critical part of equipment for a
successful process. The temperature is controlled via the water feed and
low water volume ensures constant process parameters.
Automatic cleaning device
Geometry and drive system ensures crease free cloth run. Tension
differences caused by shrinking or stretching of the cloth in the steaming
process are equalized immediately.
At the entry of the fabric into the steamer, a lip heating and an exhaust
suction fan for excess steam prevent condensate drops at the entry area.
Continuous PAD-DRY -PAD-STEAM Process
PAD-DRY/PAD-STEAM process with reactive or vat dyestuff (cotton)
PAD-THERMOSOL/PAD-STEAM process with reactive and disperse dyestuff
PAD-THERMOSOL/PAD-STEAM process with vat and disperse dyestuff
PAD-DRY/THERMOFIX process with reactive dyestuff (cotton)
PAD-DRY/PAD-DEVELOP process with naphtol dyestuff (cotton)
COLD PAD BATCH dyeing process with reactive dyestuff (cotton)
Universal steamer «DH» / «DHe»
The Universal steamer type «DH» / «DHe» is equipped with the «UNIVISION» process
controller. This gives it wide adjusting ranges for temperature, humidity, dwell time and fan
speed. Single and serial trials with small material samples are possible with the «DH» /
High-temperature steaming, i.e. short time curing and setting of printings and pad dyeing in
superheated steam (hydro-dry) within a temperature range of 100 – 250 °C and at a steam
content between 10 and 100%.
Optional additional components enable treatments in the Econtrol procedure at low steam
content of 25% for reactive dyes.
Drying, curing and setting at temperatures up to 250 °C.
Steaming with saturated steam (100 °C).
optional process oriented add-on components
Infrared radiation pyrometer: enables the exact, current surface temperature and the resulting
residual humidity to be determined.
Electric steam generator: The «DHe» type is equipped with an integrated electric steam
generator..this makes the «DHe» independent of a steam system. The steam quality is also
Exhaust steam cooler
Material holders in various designs
Flash Ager For Two Phase Prints
Specially designed to wet out the fabric for two-phase steaming.
Two-phase printing is usually used for women cloths printed with
reactive or vat dyes.
After printing and drying, the cloth passes through a chemical mangle and
then into a steaming chamber for fixation.
The machine is complete with chemical pad mangle with two horizontal
rollers particularly suitable for two-phase liquor application.
One chrome-plated roller contacts the printed side of the fabric whereas a
viscous elastic rubber roller works on the reserve side of fabric.
Special pneumatic pistons ensure a regular and uniform squeezing.
For reactive dyes, fixation process requires about 15 seconds at 130°C
For vat discharge fixation process, it requires 30 seconds at a temperature
Capacity of fabric Mtrs 8 10 12
Roller Width mm 1400 - 3500
Working Speed mt/min 02-18
Dwell Time sec 15 - 90
Steam Consumption kg/hr 120 - 250
Length mm 3500
Width mm RW + 600
Steamer for Garment
Steamer for garment has the concept of just like our sample steamer for
fabric. There is a continuous chain on which at the operator can hand the
garments which is already place on hanger, chain is moving with slow
speed according to the process time required.
After the process is over it comes out at the opposite side where one
person can take out the garment hanged on hanger
The machine is suitable for dyes like Reactive, VAT, Disperse, Acid and
Pigment. Chamber temperature can be maintain from 102°C to 108°C
for low temperature application, 160°C to 180°C for high temperature
application and 130°C to 160°C hot air for pigments.
Laboratory Loop Ager for Digital Printing
To develop fabric of any quality like Polyester, Cotton, Viscose and Silk printed
with disperse, reactive, vat and acid dyes.
Printed fabric of 500mm to 10 meters can be steam in continues fashion in
compact steaming chamber.
Steam can generate in the chamber itself with the help of electrical heater if
desire or can be supplies team from boiler house and steam can be super
heated by electrical heater or Thermic fluid heater, if oil boiler is available at
Machine is made up from complete stainless steel, constructed with gear motor
and electric control panel.
Capacities available : 800 mm x800 mm, 1000 mm x1000 mm
Curing / Polymerizing Machine
The fixation of dyes on fabric is made by a polymerization in hot air at 150°C.
Improved the polymerization process on fabric moves in tension-less condition,
there is no rubbing and no lengthwise stretching on printed fabric.
The machine is essentially built on a steel frame with insulation panels containing
mineral wool. Inside the machine, centrifugal blowers are mounted that suck
surrounding air through a filter and blow into the machine chamber. This blowing is
done from the bottom, underneath the heaters. In this way, the fresh air is first
heated and then mixed with the circulation air.
Eventually oil condenses or hydrocarbons, which develop during fixation, are
removed through an exhaust fan partially and partially re circulated air-to-air heat
recover within the chamber.
The fabric transports on free loops, quantity of fabric contain from 50 meters to 250
meters and working fabric width available from 1200mm to 3300mm.
Deionization bars are installed at the inlet and outlet to reduce the fabric
Electric control panel is possible to supply logic programmer.
MODEL UNIT TPM-50 TPM-100 TPM-150 TPM-200 TPM-250
Fabric capacity mtrs. 50 100 150 200 250
Standard roller width mm 1400-1700-2000-2300-2600-2900-3200-3500
Working speed mtrs/min 8-12.5 16-25 24-37.5 33-50 41-50
Dwell time min 4-6 4-6 4-6 4-6 5-6
Process temp. required in hot air condition
Installed thermal power Min. k. cal/hr 65100 97650 130200 161200 195300
Max. k. cal/hr 131750 195600 263500 328600 396800
Installed electric power kw/hp 8.25 / 11 8.25 / 11 8.25 / 11 11.25 / 15 11.25 / 15
Thermic oil temp. required °C 240°C
Thermic oil pressure required PSI/kg/cm2 14.8 / 1.0
FLOOR SPACE REQUIRED
Chamber length (A) mm 3110 4465 5815 7170 8520
Total length (B) mm 6310 7665 9015 10370 11720
Width mm Roller Width + 1600
Height mm 4430 4430 4430 4430 4430
We reserve the right to change the dimensions / specifications without any notice
All dimensions are in mm GL = Ground Level
Universal Loop Ager
With Arrangement for Moist & Super Heated Steaming
Compact steaming chamber design to reduce steam consumption
Even distribution of steam in chamber
Optimum steam conditioning and humidification with parallel flow inside the steamer
Special treated loop rods are rotating on their axis to avoid marking off from the rod itself. Loop formation is
done by dancing roller system.
For low temperature steaming the chamber roof and entry, delivery slit is heated by steam/thermo oil coils
preventing condensation and drippings on the fabric.
Steamers are equipped with special device steam saturator that conditions the steam, it prevent and control the
exothermic reaction of the fabrics and of the printing paste, make the machine
For high temperature steaming the steamers are equipped with an efficient re-circulation system and heat
exchangers using either Thermic fluid or direct gas fire system which ensures uniform temperature in the
Two big size access doors are provided on the front side and two small inspection windows on backside.
Steam exhaust fan driven by variable speed AC motor.
All fabric movements are driven by variable speed AC motor.
Automatic control PLC for programming and monitoring the steam quantity, steam pressure. process time and
temperature are optional.
Model CPV-85 CPV-115 CPV-135 CPV-160 CPV-200
Total Contents 85 mtrs 115 mtrs 135 mtrs 160 mtrs 200 mtrs
Curing Section Contents Incl. Pre Drying 75 105 125 150 195
Cooling Section 10 10 10 10 10
Installed Power 6-10 kW 7.5-11.5 kW 9-11.5 kW 11-15 kW 17.5-20 kW
Max. Temp. (Standard Machine) 180° C 180° C 180° C 180° C 180° C
Max. Temp. (Optional) 200/220° C 200/220° C 200/220° C 200/220° C 200/220° C
Speed Range : Mtrs / Min. 10 to 30 15 to 45 15 to 45 20 to 60 20 to 60
Curing time (minutes) 2.5 to 7 2.5 to 7 2.5 to 8 2.5 to 7.5 3.5 to 10
Fixing prints on all types of fabrics which require hot air fixation of Pigments; resin finishing; fire
Cloth content of 85 - 115 - 145 - 160 - 200 metres and roller widths from 1500 mm to
All top guide rollers in the machine are positively driven by chain and chain wheels.
Large sized doors are provided on all sides for quick cooling of the machine and easy
maintenance and well insulated from all sides
Air circulation can be offered from both Top and Bottom with a double set of heat
exchangers, Jet Nozzles
Polymerizer / Baking cum Curing Machines
LOOP DRYER CUM POLYMERISER
For small production requirements.
The Machine ensures great economy and energy saving and with lower
air circulation and as a dryer with high quantity air circulation.
The Fabric Transport System essentially consists of conveyor chain
manufactured out of special steel. on their axis when the fabric is
being transported to avoid rod marks. In each Chamber, fabric
movement on Rod is 1 meter.
The loop forming system is essentially a Simple arrangement consisting
of Feed roller and Flap device.
The fabric take-off device consists of a Plaiting down Device with a
separate AC Motor with suitably arranged Guide rolls to give minimum
tension to the fabric.
XORELLA's latest technical development, the "XO-Steaming System" combines total
ecology through lowest energy and water consumption
The advantages are:
30% less connected load.
Up to 25% less energy consumption.
Virtually maintenance free.
100% process reproducibility.
Vessel made of stainless steel Vessel.
Shortest delivery time.
Plug & Steam designed