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UNMANNED KNITTING PLANTS - DEVELOPING A PROTOTYPE AND PRESCRIBING OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Objective


Innovative pneumatic and mechanical devices have been developed to achieve an automatic loading capability of a computer numerical control (CNC), V-bed knitting machine.

The automatic system has been developed to load yarn to machine feeders from cones and to deal with yarn thread breakages, cone runouts and programmed cone changes with automatic splicing. An automatic unloading system for discrete knitted pieces together with a takeaway conveying device has been developed. A fault detection system has also been developed which can recognise, as they happen, knitting faults such as dropped stitches and tension variations, locate them and cause the knitting machine to stop.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Enterprise Ireland - Trading as Bioresearch Ireland
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (4)

Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
Address
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
Centre Scientifique et Technique de l'Industrie Textile Belge - CENTEXBEL
Belgium
Address
24,Rue Montoyer 24
1000 Bruxelles
Confederation of Irish Industry
Ireland
Address
Kildare Street
2 Dublin
Protti SpA
Italy
Address
Via Favaglie San Rocco 4
20010 Cornaredo Milano