This paper reviews the recent developments in rapier weaving and addresses the challenges that face the weaving industry.
The paper sheds the light on how the weaving machine manufacturers and woven fabric producers might strengthen the weaving industry by further advanced the rapier technology with the help of electromechanics, electronics, microprocessors, information technology and their application to the production of woven fabrics.
Rapier weaving today exists in diversified forms. During the last two decades the developments in rapier weaving have been carried out in a rapid continuous way. Rapier weaving machine produces top-quality fabrics from spunyarns such as cotton, wool, camel hair, silk, synthetic fibers and fancy yarns.
Today’s rapier weaving machine has become fast and exceptionally flexible. It offers a choice of various reed widths, shedding motions, selvedges and filling insertion colors.
This makes it suitable for weaving an extended range of articles: fashion fabrics, shirting, denim, suiting, industrial or furnishing fabrics, in one to eight or twelve filling colors or yarns, with a maximum weight of 500 g/m2.
Today’s rapier weaving machine is designed with modern electronics, with total automation of weaving and central microprocessor control system, also ensuring maximum reliability, amazing user-friendliness, ease of operation, shorter style changing time, excellent fabric quality, low energy consumption, and optimized insertion cycle for unequalled industrial speed.
Source: American Journal of Systems Science
Authors: Subhankar Maity | Kunal Singha | Mrinal Singha