Modra Technology


Carpet Sample Machine

Kibby Axminster Carpet Sample
  • Develop full-size carpet samples in around 80 minutes (G6.300, G5.300, 7×8 Axminster) 
  • Quickly make colour and design changes 
  • Create carpet samples quickly from a single package of yarn per colour 
  • Up to 20 colours in a wide range of densities 
  • Monitor machine performance from your smartphone

If you make Axminster/woven or Wilton-style carpet, you need the Kibby. Transform your product development, presentation and marketing by creating full-sized product samples in next to no time. The Modra Kibby allows for almost infinite design and colour possibilities, freeing up your production machines and enabling you to respond to your customers’ needs quickly with high-quality samples.

“With a single package of yarn, the designer’s creation can be turned into an actual sample quickly and handed directly to the customer.”
Carpet manufacturer, China

Model(s): G6.300, G5.300, G5.200

For a quote and samples, click here




Carpet samples made on the Kibby

Kibby FAQs

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).