A “linked motion control” is a warp thread feed system that consists of several warp beams and a PC-based control technology.
With the use of 14 warp beams, the warp running time can be doubled. This massively reduces the number of warp beam changes and increases the efficiency of the narrow fabric weaving machine.
The thread tension is measured with a load cell and replaces the setting of control cams and proximity sensors.
The desired warp thread tension for each warp beam can be entered directly on the control and eliminates the need to set the warp thread tension with springs.
The input is made via a touchscreen display.
The direct measurement of the warp thread tension is used to control the warp beam motors and enables the set and actual thread tension to be displayed on the monitor.
The warp thread feed system is designed for the current technical requirements but is prepared for future applications in Industry 4.0.