Modra Technology

General Questions

Modra machines are proudly manufactured in Australia.

To arrange for a technician to contact you, please visit Zendesk, our web-based support system. From Zendesk, you can “Create a Support Ticket” to register the issue.

Yes! Most of our machines can be connected to the internet so that our technicians can remotely diagnose and resolve most issues.

To order spare parts, send an email to sales@modra.com

Remember to include details of the part(s) you need, for example, the Modra part number, a photograph, etc.

If you are unsure about the part you require, you can login to Zendesk, our web-based support system, for spare parts lists and machine exploded views to assist in identifying the part needed and the corresponding part number.

Once in Zendesk, click on the appropriate machine, for example Kibby, to see spare parts lists for the various models.

To access machine manuals, login to Zendesk, our web-based support system.

Once in Zendesk, click on the appropriate machine, for example Kibby, to see machine manuals for the various models.

Mtuft - 8 Needle Tufted Carpet Sample Machine

Up to 8 colours is possible.

Up to 6 colours for Micro-Gauge (ColorPoint type construction).

The Mtuft is suitable for all constructions (including ColorPoint) gauges and stitch rates.

Yes, the new G2 Mtuft model uses Micro-Gauge to replicate ColorPoint constructions.

Micro-Gauge is used for ColorPoint type constructions and allows for a maximum of 6 rows to be tufted in the one gauge space. A maximum of 6 colours is possible.

Only 1 package or yarn per colour is required.

The Mtuft machine is available in three standard widths – 1m, 2m and 2.5m.

The Mtuft includes NedGraphics Vision Tuft Advanced Controller software. This software makes it possible to create or modify NedGraphics .tft Vision Tuft patterns. The design format/output format is Open Tuft Format (.OFT) only. The NedGraphics license is valid for 12 months from the date of installation. License renewals after the initial 12 months period has expired are managed directly by NedGraphics.

Note: The NedGraphics we supply on the Mtuft is not the complete version that the design department, for example, would use. It only has machine outputs to suit the Mtuft so it shouldn’t be considered that the Mtuft version of NedGraphics can used other than to run the Mtuft.

Yes. This means designs made with photoshop, illustrator or another graphics program can be run on the Mtuft.

The maximum speed for straight stitch varies from 20-30 stitches per second, depending on the machine model.

The maximum speed for shifted stitch is up to 10 stitches per second.

Depending on the model chosen, the pile height  ranges from 4mm – 75mm.

Both woven and non-woven is suitable.

Yes, the Modra Sample Backing Press is used to apply a hotmelt backing product to the sample. Modra has a range of backing material available.  To find out more, click here.

Yes, this is possible using the Modra Shearing System. To find out more, click here.

10-40 degrees Celsius, in a clean and dry environment (5-95% humidity, non-condensing).

Kibby - Axminster/Woven Carpet Sample Machine

Only 1 package or yarn per colour is required.

A pegboard is the frame used to create a sample on the Kibby machine. It is an aluminum board with a series of holes. The number of holes in the X and Y directions dictate the density of the finished sample.

Pegboards for the older MK 1, 2 and 3 machines make a finished sample size of 450 x 450mm.

Pegboards for the newer G4, G5 and G6 machines make a finished sample size of 500 x 500mm.

With a single pegboard, the following types of construction are possible:

  • Cut
  • Level-loop
  • Cut-loop

With a double pegboard, the following types of construction are possible:

  • Cut
  • Level-loop
  • Multi-height loop
  • Cut-loop

Single pegboards are available as 4mm, 6mm or 8mm thick. The pegboard thickness and the depth of shearing will determine the finished pile height.

  • 4mm Pegboard: from 4.5mm to 6mm
  • 6mm Pegboard: from 6.5mm to 8mm
  • 8mm Pegboard: from 8.5mm to 10mm

Pegboard sizes are expressed as “holes per inch”. For example, a 7×8 pegboard will have 7 holes per inch in the X direction (horizontal) and 8 holes per inch in the Y direction (vertical). The number of holes in the X and Y directions dictate the density of the finished sample.

Woven: rows and columns are in straight lines. Used for all types of woven carpets including Axminster.

Fractional Stagger: This board means it is possible to sample higher density product. The boards are available as a 7×11, 7×12 and 7×13. The Fractional Stagger pegboards have the same hole size as a 7×10 pegboard, but the holes are staggered slightly. This means you can use the same size needle and yarn used as you would on a 7×10 board.

Tufted: Rows and columns are in lines but are irregular in hole placement to replicate the irregularity of tuft placement in tufted carpets. A five hole pattern repeat is used to achieve the random effect. Due to this, in both the X and Y directions, the number of holes must follow the geometric progression of 1,6,11,16,21,26 etc. The start row and column for a tufted pegboard must be either 1 or 6 or 11 or 16 or 26 etc.

Tapistron: Rows and columns are ion lines but are formatted in a grid of two inch wide ‘Z’ to simulate the unique action of the CYP Tapistron machine.

Staggered: Rows and columns are in lines but with a staggered placement of the holes in the rows. Use a staggered pegboard for woven samples requiring a high yarn density. When identifying a pegboard as staggered, the pattern is stretched in the Y direction.

Offset: This board looks identical to the Staggered pegboard, but when identified as an Offset pegboard in the Kibby software, the pattern is not stretched in the Y direction. An offset board can be used for woven samples requiring a high yarn density without stretching the pattern.

Most samples do not require additional shearing once the sample is removed from the pegboard. However, some yarn and patterns need additional shearing. 

For this, we recommend the Modra Shearing System. To find out more, click here.

The answer to this will depend on how many colours and how complex the pattern is. However, a simple 2 colour design will take around 80 mins for a full board (500mm x 500mm sample size, Kibby model G5.300 & G6.300, 7×8 Axminster). The Kibby G5.200 model will make the same pattern in around 1.5 hours.

Yes, the Modra Sample Backing Press is used to apply a hotmelt backing product to the sample prior to removal from the pegboard. Modra has a range of backing material available. To find out more, click here.

Kibby MK 123 – .pat and .bmp

Kibby G4 – .pat and .bmp

Kibby G5 – .pat

Kibby G6 – .pat and .bmp

Wool, synthetic, air entangled, twisted. 

Generally speaking, if a production machine can manage the yarn, the Kibby should also be able to sample it.

For G5 model: 400 lit/min @ 6 bar.

For G6 model: 600 lit/min @ 6 bar.

10-40 degrees Celsius, in a clean and dry environment (5-95% humidity, non-condensing).

Mtuft Mini - Single Needle Yarn Sample Machine

Both woven and non-woven is suitable.

It is possible to do either cut or loop only.

The maximum speed is up to 16 stitches per second.

Yes, the Modra Sample Backing Press is used to apply a hotmelt backing product to the sample. Modra has a range of backing material available. To find out more, click here.

Yes, this is possible using the Modra Shearing System. To find out more, click here.

For USA & Japan: 110 volts, single phase.

For Rest of World: 220 volts, single phase.

The Mtuft Mini does not require compressed air.

10-40 degrees Celsius, in a clean and dry environment (5-95% humidity, non-condensing).