Swiss Loepfe has fabrics in focus

Swiss Loepfe has fabrics in focus

The fabric appearance is the ultimate reference, if all the production processes before were under control. It decides in the end, if the yarn performance will meet the requirements of the fabric in regard of production and of the anticipated look and feel. Fabrics are in focus of Swiss Loepfe who showcased its newest developments in late ITME 2016 in Mumbai, India

Fabric appearance

But how is a good fabric appearance defined? The general acceptation for a good fabric appearance is based on various factors like an even fabric surface, no disturbing faults like thin and thick places, an homogeneous level of hairiness according to the end-use of the fabric, the absence of any kind of foreign matter as well as an uniform colour and shade of the fabric.

All these parameters are captured instantly and evaluated visually by the human eye. We all trust and decide upon its unique ability.

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One of the decisive factors for a perfect fabric appearance is the quality of the yarn which is used for its production. Loepfe yarn clearers trust on the optical measuring principle for more than 60 years. The latest Loepfe ZENIT+ offers various possibilities to focus on yarn parameters that are important for the desired fabric appearance.

Online laboratory

With our well known LabPack online laboratory function we detect all parameters affecting the fabric appearance 100% reliably: off standard bobbins can be eliminated with settings for hairiness, yarn irregularities, neppiness, diameter variation VCV, and IPI alarm functions.

On top of these well-established functions of ZENIT+, Loepfe 2 shade variationLoepfe offers now the brand new Off-Color detection to secure your fabric appearance even more. This latest innovation detects absolutely dependably colour and shade variations which e.g. can be caused by insufficient blending of the raw material. Shade variations can lead to disturbing stripes in the finished fabric. If only one cone in a weaving or knitting system shows a deviating colour or shade, the whole fabric is ruined and cannot even be graded as second quality anymore.  This can end in costly claims for the spinning mill.

Another milestone in our proven Foreign Matter detection has been reached by detecting even the finest Foreign Matter remains from the finest to the coarsest yarn counts. Also Foreign Matter in dyed yarns can be detected unfailingly.

Ideal measuring principle

Optical yarn clearing is and remains the ideal measuring principle because the quality of finished fabrics is always assessed by the human eye. Loepfe ZENIT+ follows the textile quality control by the parameters of the human eye.

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