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Actuators 2015, 4(1), 2-16; doi:10.3390/act4010002

Realization of an Automated Vertical Warp Stop Motion Positioning

Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University, Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany
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Received: 10 December 2014 / Accepted: 3 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
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Abstract

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

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