Automation is a need for todayAutomation today’’s competitive market where quality, cost and availability is playing major role.
In today today’s scenario quality , quantity and service are the most critical requirements for the servival of textile industry . The cost of production is increasings rapidly but the costs such as labour cost, raw material cost, power cost, etc. are not in our control. The biggest question for a textile dyer today is to increase the productivity and reduce the production cost.
The options for increasing productivity and reducing cost of production are
Reduction in Labour cost
Reducing Utility cost by power saving
Value enhancement by Quality improvement
Increasing output Through state of art machinery
Improving efficiency and service through managemant systems
All these can be possible only by implementing Automation
What is Automation?
Monitoring and controlling of any process with the help of latest technologies like software, ladder and logic controls, Robotics, ERP system and incorporating central computer is called Automation.
Achieve more with less.
Elimination of human error
Consistency of product
Minimize Energy consumption
Easy diagnosis of fault
Reduction in Resources(Chemicals ,water , energy etc.)
Data collection and consolidation.
Effective application for Complex tasks
Trending and Report generation.
Reduction in Effluent
Improve Safety and Health.
Dyehouse Management Manual
The very important area for Automation is the dyeing process, because it involves lot of minute parameters which are very critical. Even in milligrams variation of recipe can change the shade of the fabric. All the parameters for dyeing like temperature, pressure,water level, water flow, circulation and time of treatment are most important.
Automation of the dyeing process can improve the producti productivity by controlling the above parameters very accurately.
Automation in textile dyeing and printing means one or more (or all) of the following steps:
a. Programmable process control (by microprocessors) of the machinery;
b. Dissolving and dispensing of the dyes, pigments and chemicals in a central colour kitchen;
c. Computer-controlled weighing of solid material with automatic stock control and the printing of recipe and process cards;
d. Colour measurement, computerized colour matching;
e. Central computer (network), computerized management system
Criteria for selection of an Automation System
It is very important to identify the need and the feasibility of the system to be automated.The production cost, the complicity of the machines, the utility requirement of the machines, quality parameters of the products are most important factors to consider while planning for Automation.
Select The System which has
2.Ease of Programming.
3.Adaptability to change.
5.Enhanceability of function.
6.Ruggedness in system.
7.Service Back up.
Different types of automation systems
Seven Steps to Superior Color Control in the Dyehouse
Need of Automation
The Textile Management System