Patent Number: 6,305,434

Title: Gripper and weft insertion device for a rapier loom

Abstract: The gripper comprises a housing (1), an actuator (2), a thread clamp (3)and a connecting section (11) for a gripper band. The actuator can beoperated electrically and controlled via induction coils (71) in such away that the clamping force and the clamping cycle of the thread clamp areadjusted in accordance with the physical and/or textile data of the weftto be inserted.

Inventors: Speich; Francisco (Gipf-Oberfrick, CH)

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Expiration Date: 10/23/2013