Twin Balloon Pad
Fab-Con’s operator friendly tensionless Twin Balloon Pad
incorporates the latest in electronic technology to
simplify operation, increase reliability, enhance
performance and produce more consistent quality fabrics
The unique design, patented STAR Ring Guide System, Automated De-twisting System, After-Spreaders and Exit-System virtually eliminate fabric elongation and skew/torque.
The touch screen graphic interface sets and displays process parameters, and is programmable for fabric styles.
Manual controls are also conveniently located at
various points on the machine to allow quick and
easy process adjustments.
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.
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