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Uster Tester 6-C800 on display at Techtextil

At its heart is the new Capacitive Sensor, providing more accurate and reliable test results than before, according to the manufacturer.

5th April 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Uster


Uster Group, a leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality measurement and certification for the textile industry, will present the latest Uster Tester for filament yarn at Techtextil 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, next month.

According to the manufacturer, the Uster Tester 6-C800, specially designed for filament yarn testing, provides fast, accurate testing to the tightest tolerances, protecting filament producers against customer complaints and claims.

At its heart is the new Capacitive Sensor, providing more accurate and reliable test results than ever before, according to the manufacturer.

Reliable test results

Typically, filament yarns show a CVm value around 1, so that even small deviations in evenness are likely to cause noticeable defects in the fabric. The increasing complexity of applications and performance standards – with fabrics needing to protect against water, wind, cold, heat, and even bullets – means that evenness is an absolute requirement.

For this vital parameter, the company is offering the Uster CVm value, now recognised as the defining standard for evenness, according to the manufacturer.

The Uster Tester 6-C800 aims to combine reliability with top speed operation. All models operate at the test speed of 800 m/min. Running on the automatic setting, the high sample throughput rate gives even better detection of quality exceptions. The result is said to be lower labour costs and improved control of quality for the business.

New features

As well as the advantages already described, the Uster Tester 6-C800 offers three new unique features to help yarn producers increase efficiency and improve quality. The measurement of interminglings is an innovation saving time and preventing variations in subsequent fabric appearance, the company explains.

Uster Tester 6-C800 aims to combine reliability with top speed operation. © Uster Group

An automatic twist scan facility has been developed, assist filament quality monitoring by making twister settings easier. And the Knowledge Based System (KBS) quickly traces the cause of a quality problem on the spinning machine, with no need for extra settings or input from the machine supplier, via a single click on the spectrogram display.

Expertise inside

“Built-in knowledge now comes as standard for Uster instruments, along with the renowned Swiss accuracy. The sophisticated sensor technology in the Uster Tester 6-C800 is rooted in continuous R&D aimed at higher performance and extended applications – echoing progress in the technical textiles yarns themselves,” the company explains.

“The new Capacitive Sensor empowers filament yarn producers with the expertise to deliver right-first-time quality, no matter how demanding and innovative the application. It creates a chain of customer satisfaction, from Uster to its customers, and on to the customer’s customers.”

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