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Uster Technologies offers Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition for total control of quality management

The Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition installed in combination with the Uster Quantum Expert 3 is said to leverage quality management significantly.

3rd June 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Uster

Industrial, Clothing/​Footwear

The job of the modern mill manager is an extremely demanding one – with the heavy responsibility of producing top quality textiles while also ensuring the company’s efficiency and profitability goals are met.

Uster Technologies, a leading high-technology instrument manufacturer, offers solutions such as Uster Quantum 3 yarn clearers and Uster Quantum Expert 3 data systems to make these challenges achievable, offering total control of every aspect of quality management.

Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition – yarn clearer and CCU (Central Control Unit). © Uster Technologies

The Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition installed in combination with the Uster Quantum Expert 3 leverages quality management significantly and enables production to be more secure – and efficient, the company reports.

Uster Quantum Expert 3

The Uster Quantum Expert 3 is said to enable routine tasks to be completed more quickly, without the need for constant patrols between machines or assessment of masses of data reports. The Uster systems are designed to provide all the quality assurance the mill needs. A single print-out alerts managers to any possible issues, and the Uster Quantum Expert 3 analyses the whole picture, customized to the mill’s individual needs.

Planning and preparation for management meetings is also streamlined, thanks to detailed reports based on data collected from the winding machine control units. The Uster Quantum Expert 3 also provides the Yarn Body visualization, as well as a clear overview of quality and productivity trends.

Safe route to defect-free yarn

According to the manufacturer, companies investing in the new Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition yarn clearers can expect rapid payback.

Mills producing core yarn – an elastane centre with an outer sheath – have are some particular problems to overcome. Missing or off-centre cores can lead to expensive claims because of wasted fabric. The Core Yarn Clearing option with the Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition aims to offer a solution. Unique Uster sensors automatically identify areas in the yarn where the core component is either missing or off-centre at a significant level and over long lengths. This potential cause of fabric rejects can now be eliminated before reaching the final package.

The Uster Quantum Expert 3 organizes quality management centrally, even though production is decentralized. © Uster Technologies

For fabrics made from mélange and coloured yarns, variations in colour and shade are critical – so avoiding this likely cause of seconds is another priority for spinners. Uster’s advanced foreign matter sensor now incorporates a Shade Variation feature with Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition to detect and clear even very small divergences from the base yarn shade.

Hairiness variations in yarn can lead to a ‘cloudy’ appearance in finished fabric – another potential problem for mill managers. With Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition, the clearers introduce online measurement of true yarn hairiness, so that outlier bobbins can be removed.

Quality control

Whatever might cause issues with core yarn at the ring spinning machines, the online control with Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition is designed to act as a reliable safeguard ensuring that only ‘real’ core yarn will be wound on the package and delivered – stress-free.

The Uster Quantum Expert 3 also provides a user-friendly system for managing the mill’s article assortment and optimizing the production process. It organizes quality management centrally, even though production is decentralized. Additionally, the ability to compare the quality parameters of yarn produced in different units is crucial when supplying the same customer from several locations, the company reports.

Security is another vital element of Uster’s yarn quality assurance system. The Uster Quantum Expert 3 system is secure, from central management of clearer settings to protecting against individual parameter settings and changes at the winding machine by unauthorized personnel. Full control is combined with total confidence for the top management.

Essential data, practical benefits

The combination of the Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition and the Uster Quantum Expert 3 is said to reduce the risk of quality claims from customers, while enhancing efficiency in yarn production. Uster Quantum Expert 3 is the archetypal quality management system.

“The Uster systems provide a wide range of quality parameter data, presented in valuable reports. The Uster Quantum 3 Anniversary Edition combined with the Uster Quantum Expert 3 is an excellent example of how Uster handles data, so that spinning mills can benefit from the potential of data-driven quality management,” commented Ahmet Meric, Sales & Technology Manager, Uster Teknoloji Ticaret A.Ş.

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