carpet & textile

carpet confection

We design and build (semi-) automatic machines for the confection of tufted and woven carpet. From overlocking to packing of the finished product, we can provide the solution you need. We have experience from flatwoven to high pile shaggy carpets and rubbered mats.

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the vital role of carpet finishing in rug production

Carpet confection, also know as carpet finishing, is a crucial step in the entire production process of a rug. Significantly impacting the final product’s quality, durability and aesthetic appeal. This phase involves several meticulous procedures that transform the raw woven or tufted carpet into a ready-to-use product.


The finishing of a carpet is a multi-step process that ensures that carpets get the look and feel you want. For these different steps in the confection process, Handsaeme Machinery offers different fully- and semi-automatic solutions.

confection solutions

cutting to the correct width

In carpet confection, the first crucial step is to cut or slit the carpet to the correct width. Also called lenghtwise cutting. The cutting process can be carried out in a stand-alone line dedicated for this task, or it can be integrated at the end of a coating and shearing line, depending on the manufacturing set-up.

Once the carpet is slit to the desired width, it is typically folded and placed onto trolleys for trasportation to the next stafe of the confection process.

features and specifications

  • stand-alone or part of the coating and shearing line
  • useful width: 4,2 m or 5,2 m (other on demand)
  • production speed: 15 m/min (max. 25 m/min)
  • for tufted or woven carpets
  • automatically following the pile rows or using a camera to detect a cutting line on the design of the carpet
  • different options for cutting heads
    • driven round single knife or knife-counterknife
    • ultrasonic cutting units
  • export in trolley or on roll

finishing the long side

Once the carpet has been slit or cut to the correct width, the next step is to finish the long sides,often accomplished by overlocking, also known as hemming or overedging.

This process involves sewing along the edges of the carpet to prevent fraying and create a neat, finished appearance. Once the overlocking process is complete, the finished carpets are exported either onto trolleys or directly to the cross cuttor of the confection line.

Overall, the combination of specialized sewing machines, effecient infeed methods and streamlined export processes ensure the carpets are finished to high
standards and are readty for further processing in the confection line.

features and specifications

  • stand-alone line or as infeed of the confection line
  • useful width: 2,8 m – 5,2 m
  • production speed: up to 7 m/min (with TITAN DK2500)
  • for tufted or woven carpets
  • overlocking with TITAN Barato DK2500 (optional: DK4500 or other brands)
  • export to trolley or cross-cutter from the confection line

cutting to the correct length

Once te long sides of the carpet have been finished, the next step is to cut the carpet to the correct length, a stage commonly known as cross-cutting. This is a crucial step that ensures each carpet is uniform in size and shape.

Cross cutting can be carried out manually, semi-automatically or fully automatic, depending on the level of automation demanded by the manufacturing facility.
After cross cutting the carpets are typically stacked on a pallet or foled onto the infeed conveyor of the confection line. Ready for the next step in the confection process: finishing the short sides of the rug.

features and specifications

  • stand-alone or as export of the lengthwise overedging machine
  • useful width: 2,8 m – 5,2 m
  • manual or semi-automatic
    • with steady or rotating knife
    • manually folding the carpet onto the infeed conveyor
    • assisted by cutting and folding table
  • fully automatic
    • driven round knife-counterknife
    • detection of cutting line with camera or pile feeler
    • stacking onto pallet or automatic folding onto conveyor

finishing the short side

Similar to the long sides, the short sides of the carpet are finished to prevent fraying and to create a finished look.This step often involves the same techniques used for the long sides, such as overlocking, to ensure uniformity in the carpet’s appearance and durability.

In addition to overlocking, the short side can be finished with a fringe or by folding and gluing.

features & specifications

  • stand-alone or after a cross-cutter
  • usfull width: 800 mm – 1,200 mm (for rugs of 850 mm – 6,000 mm long)
  • manual or semi-automatic
  • different options:
    • overlocking/overedging
    • fringing
    • folding & gluing

corner finishing

Finishing the corners is one of the biggest challenges in carpet confection. After overedging all four sides, some loose yarn is left behind at the corner. To adress this issue, we developped a patented corner sealing machine.

This machine automatically secures and finishes these loose yarns, ensuring a clean and durable corner that enhances the overall quality and longevity of the rug.

features & specifications

  • stand-alone or integrated in a confection line
  • useful width: 800 mm – 1,200 mm (for rugs of 850 mm – 6,000 mm long)
  • saves up to 2 operators per shift!

winding & packing

After the confection of the carpet, the rug is wound and packed. The options for winding and packing are endless, ranging from different winding techniques to various packing materials and methods.

Handsaeme offers a comprehensive range of solutions to meet any winding and packing requirements, ensuring that each carpet is presented according to the highest standards.

features & specifications

  • stand-alone or at the end of a confection line
  • useful width up to 4 m
  • semi- or fully-automatic
  • winding with or without carboard tube
  • packing on/in the winder or on a seperate packing machine


In addition to all the confection steps mentioned above, Handsaeme also offers various solutions needed after or alongside the confection process.
Below are some examples of these specialized solutions.


  • airtables: For easily manoeuvering of carpets during manuel confection
  • stackers: to efficiently stack carpets for storage, transport ot the next step in production
  • sorting systems: automated systems to sort carpets by size, order, destination or other criteria
  • labeling systems: for precise and customizable labeling of each carpet
  • etc…

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