Systems for aligning textiles for differing manufacturing processes

Textile straightening systems detect and correct bowing and skewing, which can occur in various production processes. With its Smart Detection Concept, ELSTRAIGHT has ushered in a new era for textile straightening systems.


The sensor system continuously detects warping at predefined positions across the web. The evaluation logic decides whether skewing or bowing is present. The position controller compares the actual value of the warping with the target value and controls the actuators for skewing and bowing.

Area of use

Textile production systems, such as the infeed, tenter and leveling frames, decatizing systems, infeed printing machines, flame lamination systems and coating systems.


As a general rule, the straightening system should always be installed immediately before the process. Woven and knitted fabrics must always be fed centrally into the straightening system with sufficiently consistent tension. With knitted fabrics, a spreader direction must also be provided.