Modular process control system
The versatile process control for textile drying and finishing convinces with simple and ergonomic software as well as a multitude of sensors.
The heart of the process control system is the basic unit. It consists of the basic control cabinet with electronic control components and the display and operating station with touch screen.
The exhaust air humidity sensor measures the proportions of oxygen, water vapour and harmful gases in the stenter frame.
Famacont determines and controls weft density, stitch row density and basis weight on running textile webs.
The beta sensor determines basis weight and thickness by the attenuation of radioactive rays through the substrate located in the measuring gap.
The pyrometer measures temperatures from 0 - 250°C
The residual moisture content is determined by the electrical conductivity of the fabric.
IR LEDs in reflex mode determine the fabric width
The Orthopac VMC is a modular process control system for textile refinement. It optimises drying or fixing processes as well as the processes all about the stenter. The system measures, logs and controls critical process parameters over the entire working width like temperature, dwell time, residual moisture, exhaust air moisture, thread density, basis weight and more. This increases quality while saving resources and energy.
The modular design of the system allows its flexible adaptation to all applications. Both, standard requirements and highly customized demands are thus met.
The system can also be integrated into an Orthopac straightening system. It thereby combines the functionality of a weft straightener with that of a process control system in one compact device.
- Modular system architecture
- Informative process visualisation
- Online monitoring and control of all relevant parameters
- Easy to retrofit
- Increased productivity
- Optimised production security
- Increased process reproducibility
- Documentation and comparability of quality
- Considerable energy savings
- Short amortisation times
Textile manufacturers and finishers fight with rising production and energy costs, declining profit margins, shorter production times as well as higher requirements on quality and flexibility. Cost-efficient and quality-focused textile outfitting thus becomes increasingly important. Sustained production and the trend to higher-quality, technically sophisticated textiles also play a major role.
The efficiency of the production plants can be drastically increased through suitable measuring and control technology from Mahlo. This means, at the same time, increased productivity with usually improved reproducible quality, optimised raw materials usage and work effort accompanied by clearly improved plant utilisation.
Regardless of the challenges of the textile industry – Mahlo has the right solutions ready. The broad range of applications for the textile industry by Mahlo is based on experience reaching back to the year 1945.
Improved product quality, saving of resources and energy as well as optimisation of the production processes in a single step: with the process control system Optipac VMC from Mahlo.
- At the stenter frame
- In textile converting
- In textile finishing
- Stand-alone device
- Integrated in weft straightener familiy Orthopac
The right tool for every application
Various intelligent sensors can be connected to the basic unit via a bus connection. Various process parameters can be measured, visualized, controlled and documented by means of special software packages, e.g. mLog
Control of dwell time and fixing time
Control of thread density / course density / basis weight
Control of exhaust air humidity
Control of basis weight / thickness
Control of residual moisture
Measurement of product width
Control of web temperature