The UKIL eXpert Winder is designed to provide consistent beam winding performance, stable and consistent tension control, and easy, safe use to the operator. Heavy duty steel fabrication eliminates flexing common to many designs. Large frame rails and cross members are matched to the expected loads and working width required for the application. The head and tailstocks move on a large diameter, heavy wall main support tubes with intermediate frame supports. Head and tailstocks can be moved individually or simultaneously to adjust the loom beam position in the winder. New beam startup is an operator “hands off” experience. The operator will tape the yarn sheet to the beam and press the run button. The control system takes care of wrapping the yarn on the core, applying tension, and ramping back up to speed. No operator adjustments are required. This is a safer and more precise method. Weaving can continue to the last meter. Yarn waste at the beam start is eliminated and start up is quicker.
|Winding head type:||Conventional|
|Loom beam width:||2200mm to 5400mm|
|Loom beam diameter:||1000mm / 1100mm / 1250mm / 1400mm|
|Maximum mechanical speed:||150 MPM|
|Maximum winding tension:||900 Kg.|
|Tension control:||by load cell (± 1.0 GPE)|
|Stretch:||Monitored (within 0.01 stretch)|
|Delivery roll (urethane covered):||260mm Ø working width + 200mm|
|Nip roll/load cell roll:||160mm Ø working width + 200mm|
|Doffing:||Hydraulic operation 3200kg max. capacity|
|Dual Press Roll Assembly:||pneumatically controlled 100kg – 600kg.|
|Comb:||Zig Zag – motorized movement|
|Taping device:||Motorized movement|
|Final moisture (full width of sheet):||Resistive rod sensor|
The comb assembly is a zig zag (expansion) type comb which has motorized movement to expand or contract the comb panels. The number of panels, pins per panel and size of panels are all customizable per the styling requirements. The assembly also has motorized side to side and up/down movement. Between the comb assembly and entering nip is a motorized taping device to apply tape to the bottom of the yarn sheet.
A pneumatic operated press roll assembly is used to apply extra force to pack the loom beam (100kg. – 600kg.) which is necessary on high speed looms. The unit uses two press rolls which as they rotate are designed to move outward in opposite directions until the ends press up against the beam flange. One set of rolls can run and wide range of beam widths.
Doff arms are located on both sides of the machine and are hydraulically operated to lift and lower the beams. When the beam is in the proper position the drive spindles move in or out to engage or disengage the beam. Beam adapters are used to connect the loom beam to the drive spindles and can be designed to fix any type loom beam.
The 480mm color touch screen operator interface is located on the headstock side of the machine providing easy access for monitoring running conditions or loading style information. The HMI is specialized for sizing machine operation and uses easy to understand graphic symbols and illustrations.