Next Article in Journal
Self-Sensing Ionic Polymer Actuators: A Review
Previous Article in Journal
Acknowledgement to Reviewers of Actuators in 2014
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Actuators 2015, 4(1), 2-16;

Realization of an Automated Vertical Warp Stop Motion Positioning

Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University, Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 December 2014 / Accepted: 3 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [756 KB, uploaded 16 February 2015]   |  


The tension in the warp yarns is a critical variable in the weaving process. If the warp tension is too high or too low the weaving process will be interrupted. A parameter that directly affects the warp tension is the vertical warp stop motion position. The position of the warp stop motion must be set for every produced new article. The setting procedure is performed completely manual. In this paper we present a mechatronic modification of an air jet-weaving machine to adjust the vertical warp stop motion position with the help of actuators. The parameters for the automated movement are determined and an open loop control, which uses a PLC, is proposed. View Full-Text
Keywords: weaving; stepper; warp stop motion weaving; stepper; warp stop motion

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Cloppenburg, F.; Gloy, Y.-S.; Gries, T. Realization of an Automated Vertical Warp Stop Motion Positioning. Actuators 2015, 4, 2-16.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Actuators EISSN 2076-0825 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top