Tricot Beams

Briggs-Shaffner Company offers a complete line of tricot and raschel beams, with standard and tapered flanges, backed by years of manufacturing experience. Our beams are designed for years of top performance. Aluminum alloy construction provides light weight with high strength and low maintenance cost. Designed and fabricated for the draw warp processes.


  • Forged or cast aluminum alloy
  • Designed for maximum rigidity and durability
  • Light and heavy-duty applications
  • Designed to meet all major equipment manufacturers connection requirements
  • Standard flange diameters up to 40"(1016mm)
  • Straight and tapered machining of the inside flange face


  • Extruded, seamless, heat-treated aluminum alloy
  • Optimum strength and corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional accuracy with flat smooth surface
  • Clean uniform package


  • Mechanical connection of the flange and barrel
  • No welds


  • Designed to meet load requirements for man-made fiber and processes
  • Performance reliable for the drawing of man-made filament yarn
  • High resistance to torsional loading
  • Simulated yarn load examination performed at the factory
  • Consultation with technical representatives to analyze strength requirements for best beam value

Dynamic Balancing

  • Computer balanced
  • High speed performance


  • Finish machined after assembly
  • Smooth surface
  • Running, true concentric beam
  • Anodizing available upon request