AVL is proud to introduce a real time saver, the Automatic Cloth Advance System. Available for both bottom swing and overhead beaters.
The Auto Advance is designed to precisely advance the woven cloth a given distance with each beat. The distance ranges from approximately 4 to 120 picks per inch and is mechanically driven by the beater. The system is available on new looms and will retrofit on many existing AVLs.
The Automatic Cloth Advance makes the process of weaving easier. No longer does the weaver have to break his or her cadence to manually advance the warp and adjust the cloth. Rather the beater hits the cloth in the same position, which results in a constant distance between picks and a consistent piece of cloth.
For those of you who already have been using the AVL Auto Advance, you are probably asking, "So, what's different?" Specifically, the Auto Advance is so much easier to use! Within a few seconds, a weaver can adjust the pick count by simply sliding a knob along the adjusting bar. The one adjusting bar even offers a wider range of pick counts. All the charts, parts, changes, and wasted time have been eliminated. The Auto Advance is one set up that does everything. If you still don't get it, there are no more pick wheels!