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This patented design allows for reductions in fabric length shrinkage as well as skew/torque enabling the user to obtain the lowest shrinkage and torque on cotton knit fabrics as possible. Combined with a Gull-Wing StableSizer shrinkage can be reduced to less than 1% in lengthwise direction after (3) wash and tumble dry tests.

As garment retailers demand lower shrinkage and torque "in-garment" the Hydro-Sizer makes it possible to meet the standards easily with no additional processing costs. 

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This new revolutionary machine allows for "wet-compacting" of tubular knit fabrics including hydro-extraction, chemical application and compressive shrinkage prior to drying.


Patented "STAR" System

FAB-CON's Patented Skew-Torque-Average-Reduction

(STAR System) opens the wet rope and rotates the tubular fabric to adjust the WALE angle to the natural, relaxed position prior to extraction. The extracting nip rolls set the fabric so the WALE angle remains in position all the way through cutting.

The system is offered in manual, semi-automatic with motorized adjustment through the touchscreen and fully automated monitoring and control of the WALE angle using a high-speed camera based system with touchscreen control and display.

Cloth Lifter/De-twister

The motorized lifting roll takes the wet fabric from the fabric truck or accumulating scray of a rope squeezer and presents it in a tensionless manner to the entry of pad, Hydro-Sizer or slitter/opener. The de-twister consists of a motorized de-twisting-ring controlled by a twist sensor to determine the direction of twist in the rope and remove it rapidly. The unit is coupled to the turntable allowing a PLC based program to operate the de-twister and turntable in unison for continual twist removal at high production speeds.

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