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VARIOspin fancy yarn device


With innovation to fashion

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

INTRODUCTION

VARIOspin fancy yarn

RIETERS INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR PRODUCING FANCY YARNS

The fashion world is changing faster and faster. Todays fashionable yarns are obsolete after a short time as new fashion trends emerge. There is an increasing tendency to use fancy yarns for fashionable eects. Rieter has developed an innovative solution for producing fancy yarns on Ring Spinning and ComforSpin machines. This integrated fancy yarn option is called VARIOspin. The associated programming tool for individual creation of fancy yarn patterns is called VARIOspinDATA.

EFFECT TYPES

VARIOspin 4 different possibilities to create effect yarns


Eect yarn without twist adaptation Slub yarn Eect yarn with twist adaptation Multi-count yarn Multi-twist yarn Combination of multicount and multi-twist yarn Multi-eect yarn

MARKET SHARES OF THE DIFFERENT EFFECT TYPES

Multi-twist <5%

Multi-eect <5%

Multi-count <15%

Slub yarn 75%

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

FEATURES

VARIOspin summary

RIETERS FANCY YARN DEVICE VARIOspin

The VARIOspin fancy yarn device oers the following features: VARIOspin is an integrated solution covering a variety of fancy yarn requirements. VARIOspin works with the FLEXIdraft drive system, which has been optimized for the acceleration and deceleration requirements for spinning fancy yarn. The drafting system motors and transmissions are identical to those of the standard ring spinning machine. Applicable to Rieter Ring Spinning and ComforSpin machines delivered after May 2004. VARIOspin is available as an option and can be retrotted in the machine and control system in an economical way. The change between fancy yarn and standard yarn is made quickly and easily at the operator panel via the machine control system. 100% reproducibility of the eects. No thin places before and after the eects thanks to special Rieter software. Wide variety of fancy yarn pattern options. Easy programming of the eect pattern by means of VARIOspinDATA. Predened patterns are accessible via PC.
RIETERS FANCY YARN SOFTWARE VARIOspinDATA

Ecient programming and management of eect pattern by using the VARIOspinDATA software tool. Oine design and simulation of fancy yarn patterns. Easy copying of pattern repeats. The program has a capacity of 700 steps per pattern and 3 dierent eect sizes (mass increase) per article. Eect simulation of - blackboard for yarn characteristics - woven fabric for weft characteristics Storage of the pattern repeats on the PC and up to 20 fancy yarn articles in the machine control. VARIOspinDATA converts the eect data into machine data. Data are transferred to the spinning machine via a standard interface.

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

MACHINE PREREQUISITES

Based on proven basic machine

The proven basic machine concept together with many years of technological experience result in an integrated fancy yarn solution. Ri-Q-Bridge in combination with the P3-1 pneumatic pressure arm for top-class yarn quality Ri-Q-Draft drafting system with pneumatic pressure arm for centralized loading and relief FLEXIdraft push button setting of main draft and yarn twist no gear changes FLEXIstart start-up and spin-o by quarters at the push of a button MEMOset data storage for 18 yarn articles SERVOgrip dong without underwinding reserve ISM Individual Spindle Monitoring INTERcool lower air-conditioning costs due to integrated cooling system for all motors and frequency converters ROBOdo maximum dong reliability; dong time < 2 min SERVOdisc maintenance-free cop transport system, open rail system ROBOload exible and ecient handling of cop transport system, open rail system SERVOtrail manual or automatic package transport system

Rieter panel

ROBOdo

SERVOgrip

ISM

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

HIGH SYSTEM ACCURACY

What you program is what you get

FANCY YARN 100% REPRODUCIBILITY

NO THIN PLACES BEFORE AND AFTER THE EFFECTS

The Rieter solution for VARIOspin in combination with the proven features of the basic machine drive and control concept ensures that the eects in the yarn correspond to the eects programmed on the machine. The pattern repeats are 100% reproducible. FLEXIdraft, the modern drafting system drive provides high-precision settings. All three bottom rollers are continuously monitored. All important parameters can be adjusted electronically and precisely with FLEXIdraft highly economically.

One of the common problems of fancy yarns are thin places before and after the eect. Thin places are the result of twist relaxation in the yarn. Technological theory claims that twist always goes rst to thin places. When slub or multi-count yarns are being produced, a thick place follows a thin place and the twist will consequently go to the thin place, which makes it appear thinner than it actually is. With the Rieter software, critical thin places before and after the eects are eliminated.

High eect consistency over the entire length of the machine (CVb) due to FLEXIdraft (all 3 rollers driven from both ends).

No thin places (Rieter software) 100% reproducible eects

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

DESCRIPTION OF FANCY YARN TYPES

Fancy yarn requirements

A variety of eects can be produced on Rieter Ring Spinning machines with the VARIOspin option. Eects are created by varying the main draft and/or by varying the delivery speed.
SLUB YARN

is being produced, not only the speed of the infeed and middle bottom rollers varies, but also the delivery bottom roller. The eects are longer than in slub yarn.
MULTI-TWIST YARN

The production of slub yarns is the oldest and most common of the 4 possible eects (see page 2). The characteristics of slub yarns are thick places created by main draft variations in the drafting system. Slub yarns have the same twist/m or twist/inch in the slubs and in the basic yarn. Consequently the twist multiplier changes because of mass variation. The mass eects are produced by varying the speed of the infeed and middle bottom roller. The speed of the delivery bottom roller is constant. As a rule, slubs tend to be short eects.
MULTI-COUNT YARN

Multi-twist processed yarns are produced with the same yarn count and a basic twist multiplier. The eects are places with dierent twists. To accomplish this, the whole drafting zone has to be accelerated and decelerated. The yarn count has to remain the same, i.e. all bottom rollers have to have the same relative acceleration and deceleration. The yarn twist changes due to the relationship between spindle speed and delivery speed. As a rule, multi-twist eects tend to be longer eects.
MULTI-EFFECT YARN

Multi-count yarn features similar characteristics to slub yarn. As its name implies, dierent counts can occur in one yarn. That is to say, a basic count is dened, relative to which increases and decreases in mass can be produced by selective acceleration and deceleration of the drafting system. As is the case with slub yarn, these are produced in an irregular pattern repeat, thus preventing a moir eect in the end product. The twist multiplier in multi-count yarn always remains the same in the base yarn and the eect. Therefore, when multi-count yarn

Multi-eect yarns are a combination of slub, multi-count and multi-twist eects, which creates special yarn eects. With multi-eect, free programming of the machine is also possible.

T1

T2

T1

T2

Slub yarn
T1 = T2

Multi-twist yarn
T1 = T2 = T3

1 =

Multi-count yarn T= Twist per unit length, = Twist multiplier

Multi-eect yarn

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Eect

Description

Twist

Twist multiplier

Technical realization speed variation of infeed / middle bottom roller (mass adjustment) speed variation of delivery bottom roller (twist multiplier adjustment) no yes yes

Slub yarn Multi-count Multi-twist Multi-eect

mass variation mass variation twist variation combination of Multi-count and Multi-twist

constant changes changes

changes constant changes

yes yes yes (adaption of main draft)

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

VARIOspinDATA

Description and functional features

VARIOspinDATA EFFECT DESIGN AND SIMULATION

VARIOspinDATA EFFECT SPECIFICATIONS EFFECT PARAMETERS

VARIOspinDATA is the Rieter software tool for design and simulation of pattern repeats. The program is Windows-based. Input, management and modication of the eect programs (pattern) is performed oine. The program has a capacity of 700 steps per pattern and 3 dierent eect sizes (mass increase) per repeat. The higher the number of eect lengths and the variation in basic yarn length between eects, the lower the risk of moir patterns in the fabric. The pattern is programmed in VARIOspinDATA. Design options: a) The repeat is available as a le (e.g. Excel le) and can be integrated into VARIOspinDATA by copy/paste. When using other systems, the pattern can be re-arranged. Some systems start the pattern with a basic thread length. VARIOspin starts with the eect. b) The pattern can be set up as required within the given limits or with selected limits via the random generator of VARIOspinDATA. VARIOspinDATA converts the eect data into machine data. Data transfer to the spinning machine is via interface.

3 dierent mass increases and/or twist changes can be produced.


MASS CHANGE

The mass can be changed within the range of - 50% to + 200% (= 300%).
EFFECT LENGTH

The minimum eect length is more or less proportional to the mass increase, i.e. + 50% mass increase minimum eect length of approx. 50 mm. + 200% mass increase 200 mm minimum eect length. There is no limit on maximum eect length.
LENGTH OF BASIC YARN

The minimum length of the basic yarn between 2 eects, also referred to as the pause, is 50 mm. There is no limit to maximum length.
PATTERN REPEAT

A pattern repeat consists of several steps. One step contains the effect number, effect length and basic yarn length. The program provides for 700 steps. A pattern repeat starts with an eect length.

eect 20

explorer for the eects eect editor

actual machine data for spinning process

activate eects eect2

eects upload eects download transfer function eect1 conversion of the eects data to machine data Personal computer

Ring Spinning or ComforSpin machine

Rieter . VARIOspin fancy yarn device

VARIOspinDATA EFFECT MANAGEMENT


MAIN WINDOW / FILE

TOOLS

Overview of the spinning mill with machines, machine groups and sections as well as eect program allocations. New fancy yarn articles can be produced. Existing articles can be edited and deleted.
MANAGEMENT

Data are transferred via an interface from the PC to the machine. The following tasks can be performed: test of parameter input and communication between PC and machine loading pattern repeats from PC to machine loading pattern repeats from machine to PC deleting pattern repeats directly on the machine.
HELP

Machine groups can be modied and new machines can be added. This function enables the fancy yarn articles to be managed so that an up-to-date overview of the allocation of the fancy yarn articles to the machines in production is always available. An overview of the existing fancy yarn articles is also provided.
SETTINGS

Help function for FAQs for creating pattern repeats and for PC machine communication.

Setting parameters of each machine or machine group can be modied. Font and program options can be selected on request. The program language can be changed. English, German, Turkish, French, Italian and Spanish are currently available. The units of the count system and of yarn twist can easily be selected.
EFFECTS

All eect pattern repeats produced can be called up via this function so that the required pattern repeat can then be loaded onto the machine. The pattern repeats are subdivided by type of eect for optimum overview.
VISUALIZATION

VARIOspinDATA blackboard for yarn characteristics

Programmed pattern repeats can be visualized by means of a simulation tool. After a fancy yarn pattern repeat has been simulated, the data can be checked by means of an embedded checking function. Simulations of yarn characteristics and fabrics can already be assessed oine on-screen so that the fancy yarn pattern repeats can be ideally prepared for production on the machine.

VARIOspinDATA workspace

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TECHNOLOGICAL AND TECHNICAL DATA

VARIOspin fancy yarn device

SPINNING RINGS

Rieter recommends T-ange rings for eect spinning. Depending on count range, ange 1 or 2.
54 MM SPINNING RING FOR DENIM

optimized cop shape cop weight up to 145 g


TRAVELER

Traveler mass must be selected according to the eect mass in order to prevent the balloon from collapsing. Recommended traveler shape is high bowed.
SPACER

Spacers have to be adapted to the eect mass to prevent uncontrolled drafting.


SPINDLE SPEED

As a base value or general rule, spindle speed can be chosen as for a conventional yarn of the average fancy yarn count. The chosen spindle speed has to be reduced by about 20-30% compared with the conventional yarn. Criteria: mass increases eect length interval length twist adjustment
COP CHANGE PROCESS

The integrated fancy yarn device enables the cop change process to be handled reliably and eciently via the software, both with conventional yarn and with fancy yarn. Spin-o prior to cop change is performed without eect. Both twist and draft adjustment are possible.

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Ring Spinning machine1) yarn count tex Nm Ne coarsest count (incl. eects): 147 tex2) Nm 6,82) Ne 42)
2)

ComforSpin machine1) coarsest count (incl. eects): 65 tex2) Nm 15,32) Ne 92)

depends on total draft

number of spindles - per section twist range T/m TPI spindle speed total draft minimum eect length maximum eect length maximum mass increase database VARIOspinDATA (available languages: English, German, Turkish, French, Spanish, Italian) data transfer
1)

288 - 1 200 48 200 - 3 000 5 - 76 depends on: mass increases, eect length, interval length, twist adjustment 8 - 40 fold for VARIOspin 50 mm (at 50% mass increase) unlimited 200% - with a minimal eect length 200mm (assumption: basic yarn mass = 0% plus 200% mass increase) (on the assumption that the basic yarn is taken as 100% a total yarn mass of 300% can be achieved) 20 articles can be stored in machine memory 700 steps per pattern with 3 eects (3 dierent mass increases) Eect simulation of - blackboard for yarn characteristics - woven fabric for weft characteristics RS 232 or via Ethernet interface

delivery after May 2004

Interval length Eect length Basic length

Basic yarn Eect yarn

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