The dummy-shuttle type makes use of a dummy shuttle, a projectile that contains no weft but that passes through the shed in the manner of a shuttle.
Fluid jet loom. There are of two kinds of fluid-jet looms, one employing a jet of air, the other a water jet, to propel a measured length of weft through the shed.
Heddles are steel wires, or thin flat steel strips held by the frame, with a loop or eye in the centre through which one or more warp yarns pass on the loom so that the thread movement is controllable in weaving.
The Loom is the weaving machine. Most famous loom manufacturers are Sulzer Ruti from Switzerland, Picanol from Belgium, Dornier from France, Tsudakoma /Toyoda from Japan and Vamatex from Italy. The word loom (from Middle English lome, “tool.”
Rapier Looms conveys a pick of weft from a stationery package, through the shed. It is either a single Rapier or a pair. Blades are either rigid rods or flexible steel tapes, which are straight when in the shed but on withdrawal are wound onto a wheel, to save floor space.
The shuttle is the weft insertion device that propels the filling yarn across over and under the warp yarns. Shuttles used to be shuttle looms wooden with a metal tip.