A STATISTICAL APPROACH FOR OBTAINING THE CONTROLLED WOVEN FABRIC WIDTH

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Abstract

A common problem faced in fabric manufacturing is the production of inconsistent fabric width on shuttleless looms
in spite of the same fabric specifications. Weft-wise crimp controls the fabric width and it depends on a number of
factors, including warp tension, temple type, fabric take-up pressing tension and loom working width. The aim of this
study is to investigate the effect of these parameters on the fabric width produced. Taguchi’s orthogonal design was
used to optimise the weaving parameters for obtaining controlled fabric width. On the basis of signal to noise ratios,
it could be concluded that controlled fabric width could be produced using medium temple type and intense take-up
pressing tension at relatively lower warp tension and smaller loom working width. The analysis of variance revealed
that temple needle size was the most significant factor affecting the fabric width, followed by loom working width
and warp tension, whereas take-up pressing tension was least significant of all the factors investigated in the study.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-279
JournalAutex Research Journal
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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