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USTER AFIS ®

Product Presentation

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USTER® AFIS

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USTER® AFIS
Principal of the fiber separation

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USTER® AFIS
Signal differentiation between single fiber and nep

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Fiber Travel
AFIS Maturity Module
Accelerating
Nozzle

Detectors

Scatter Mode
Vs

Light
Source

Extinction Mode
Ve1 Speed Detector
Ve2

Scatter Mode
• Create a two dimensional picture of each fiber
• Combine Extinction and Scatter signals

Extinction Mode
• Individual fiber distribution
• Algorithm based on large international set of
reference cottons
Fiber Crossection • Capable of detecting the very immature or
“dead” fibers
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AFIS Nep Classification Module

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Number of neps at different
processing stages

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Reduction of Mass Variation
50% Values of the USTER® STATISTICS

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Number of neps in yarns per 1000m
50% Values of the USTER® STATISTICS from 1964 through 1997

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Sources of Nep-type Imperfections

5%
3%
( rotor yarn, Ne
1%
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1%

35%
Sticky Spots
Wrapper Fibers
Trash
Foreign Fibers
55%
Seed-Coat Fragments
Entanglements

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Seed Coat Nep

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USTER® STATISTICS for nep count

A. Bale B. Cardmat C. Card Sliver E. Comber Sliver F. Finisher sliver G. Roving

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Process control at the card

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Interrelation between neps and trash
content

Neps / gram Trash count / gram

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AFIS Length Module

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AFIS Maturity Module

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High-nep Card

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Low-nep Card

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White Speck Nep

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White Speck Nep

Magnified Immature Fibers

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White Speck Nep
(magnified)

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Cotton Fiber Maturity

Fiber Cross Section

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USTER® AUTOJET ™

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COMPOSER Report

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COMPOSER Graph

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