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The Secrets Behind the Science of Winding

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Every yarn manufacturer’s dream is to achieve a perfectly wound package so that the yarn can be processed easily in downstream processes, like dyeing or weaving. What does it take to achieve a perfectly wound package and what makes this an amazing engineering feat that helps save energy and resources?

Winding is a small but crucial step in the textile value chain. This is when yarns are wound tightly onto a bobbin to prepare them for the next manufacturing stage. Every yarn manufacturer’s dream is to achieve a perfectly wound package so that the yarn can be processed easily in downstream processes, like dyeing or weaving.

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Images: SSM’s preciforce™ offers the ability to regulate backpressure so that each and every bobbin achieves the same density

preciforce sets new standards
The secret behind getting a perfectly wound package is achieving regular density across the entire package which is especially important for dyeing. But what looks easy on the surface is nothing less than a carefully designed engineering feat built on decades of expertise.

Until now, winding systems were limited to merely monitoring density without the ability to adjust pressure levels. SSM’s preciforce changes all this with the ability to regulate backpressure so that each and every bobbin reaches the same density. The perfectly even package densities make the dyeing process easier, thus optimizing results. Even better, dye houses save energy and water as they no longer need to repeat the dyeing process which is necessary when packages are wound unevenly.

A winning team: preciforce and DIGICONE 2

Perfect density is great, but costs also play a role. At SSM, the company’s mission is to help customers manufacture at the lowest possible cost and with the least amount of waste. Winding is a repetitive action so SSM engineers found that what was working for Google searches and algorithmic trading – which are based on recurring, sequential actions – was good for winding, too. They developed an algorithm that ensures the winding machines apply a step-by-step procedure to achieve a tightly wound package in the most economical way. DIGICONE 2 was developed with this advanced winding algorithm that ensures optimal accuracy in yarn laying. Together preciforce and DIGICONE 2 make an unbeatable team to manufacture a superior package in the most economical way.

In addition, preciforce helps to save roughly 20% energy compared to standard automatic backpressure systems.

To round it off, the reliability of SSM machines is unmatched, with the longest lifetime for machines and spare parts. SSM also provides a world-class service network with over 10 local service stations and 80 agencies worldwide. This translates into short journeys and fast response times for customers.

For further information please contact:

SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG
CH-8820 Wädenswil . info@ssm.ch . www.ssm.ch

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