Automation and Control Systems for the Textile Industry

Automation System in Textile IndustryOur broad process and equipment experience in textiles includes the following:

  • Synthetic fiber production: extrusion, spinning machine and staple fibers
  • Process control, machine sequencing, and motion control for the textiles industry
  • Tenter, preparation ranges, and bleach ranges
  • AC & DC drives: PowerFlex, SquareD, Cutler-Hammer, Kinetix, Ultra, Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Mitsubishi, TB Woods, Vacon, Baldor, Yaskawa, Control Techniques, Reliance, ABB, Danfoss

Textile Control SystemWe are also well-versed in the following:

  • Fiber Extrusion
  • Baling finished fibers
  • Opening bales
  • Carding
  • Needle punching
  • Drafting
  • Bonding
  • Calendering
  • Accumulating
  • Winding
  • Drawing

And we understand the critical elements that require special attention:

  • Speed control of large horsepower drives
  • Control of synchronous motors
  • Control of regenerative loads
  • Fiber lubricant application
  • Pressure and heat control
  • Web forming
  • Web control
  • Safety integration: balers & arc flash

A representative project involved dye line modernization for multiple lines for a major carpet manufacturer. Key aspects of the project included the following:

  • Replacing a proprietary control platform with ControlLogix
  • Replace motion control with new servo motors and 10-axis Kinetics motion control system
  • Provided web-based pattern tool generating system
  • Upgraded temperature and speed controls
  • Yaskawa VFDs retrofitted with Ethernet I/P communications
  • Implemented new hardware/software features while retaining existing run procedures to minimize operator training

For a list of companies in both the woven and non-woven textile industries our experts have worked for, see our experience summary

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