Description

Complex raw materials and manufacturing processes mean the textile industry is particularly dependent on good process control to produce high and consistent product quality. Monitoring and controlling process variables during the textile manufacturing process also minimises waste, costs and environmental impact. Process control in textile manufacturing provides an important overview of the fundamentals and applications of process control methods.

Part one introduces key issues associated with process control and principles of control systems in textile manufacturing. Testing and statistical quality control are also discussed before part two goes on to consider control in fibre production and yarn manufacture. Chapters review process and quality control in natural and synthetic textile fibre cultivation, blowroom, carding, drawing and combing. Process control in ring and rotor spinning and maintenance of yarn spinning machines are also discussed. Finally part three explores process control in the manufacture of knitted, woven, nonwoven textiles and colouration and finishing, with a final discussion of process control in apparel manufacturing.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Process control in textile manufacturing is an essential guide for textile engineers and manufacturers involved in the processing of textiles, as well as academic researchers in this field.

Key Features

  • Provides an important overview of the fundamentals and applications of process control methods
  • Discusses key issues associated with process control and principles of control systems in textile manufacturing, before addressing testing and statistical quality control
  • Explores process control in the manufacture of knitted, woven, nonwoven textiles and colouration and finishing, with a discussion on process control in apparel manufacturing

Readership

Textile researchers, engineers and manufacturers; fiber and yarn manufacturers, and those involved in textile finishing and dying; Textile academics and students

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Foreword

Part I: General issues

Chapter 1: Basics of process control in textile manufacturing

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Process mapping, analysis and control

1.3 Statistical process control (SPC) and improving processes

1.4 Future trends

Chapter 2: Basic principles of control systems in textile manufacturing

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Components of control systems

2.3 The control system design process

2.4 Digital control systems

2.5 Intelligent control systems using soft computing

2.6 Application of control systems in textile processing

Chapter 3: Testing and statistical quality control in textile manufacturing

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction: statistical quality control

3.2 Basic measurement concepts in statistical quality control

3.3 Interpretations: critical difference

3.4 Interpretations: ‘t’ tests, ‘F’ tests and the chi-square method

3.5 Decision-making using control charts

3.6 Decision-making: hypothesis testing

3.7 Decision-making: significance testing

3.8 Testing fibre and yarn properties

3.9 Testing fabric properties

Raw material

Part II: Process control in fibre production and yarn manufacture

Chapter 4: Process and quality control in cultivating natural textile fibres

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Control of cotton fibre quality

4.3 Indexes for cotton fibre quality

4.4 Process control in harvesting

4.5 Control of natural lignocellulosic/bast fibre quality: climatic conditions

4.6 Process control in production

4.7 Evaluating fibre quality

4.8 Future trends

Chapter 5: Process control in the manufacturing of synthetic textile fibres<

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095633
Print ISBN:
9780857090270

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