Database Tools

If you cannot measure it you cannot understand it, and if you do not measure it you cannot control it. Nonwoven Tools can help you collect, analyze, and report data about your plant.

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Nonwoven Tools has developed a number of database applications related to needlepunch technology.

  • Production applications typically assign roll numbers and track roll weight, yardage, and roll quality. Rolls are assigned a unique number and are barcoded.
  • Waste reporting is a way to keep track of trim waste, flat waste, floor sweeps and other waste.
  • The Downtime application monitors the machine to capture every minute of downtime and then requires the Lead Operator to explain the downtime. Reports provide a summary of downtime by machine, shift, cause, date range, etc.
  • The Troubleshooting application enables Operators and Process Engineers to build a library of causes and solutions for machine and process problems.
  • A Lab Data application provides an easy method for Lab Technicians to record test results related to specific rolls. Reports include an overall quality report, quality by poduction run or product, certifications for shipping, and other reports.
  • The Needle board Tracking application is a slick way to keep track of all needle boards in the plant as well as keep up with all the repairs to the boards.
  • A Process Setup Application provides machine operators all the information they need to know to set up their equipment to run a style of fabric. The application keeps track of all styles and revisions.
  • A Product Development Application enables you to keep track of all aspects involved in the development of new products for your customers.

Non • Woven Terms

Card Wire
Card wire carries fiber through the card. The top picture shows a strand of card wire. Notice that it consists of a base wire with teeth on top. Every roll ... read more

Density Gauge
A density gauge measures the amount of fiber in nonwoven fabric usually just prior to the winder. Software then converts the density into a basis weight per square yard or ... read more

Crosslapper Edge Vacuums
The photo below shows a web from a double doffer card on the front apron of a crosslapper. This is the apron that takes the web from the card conveyors ... read more

Spunlaid
There are many different methods for making nonwovens and many different materials from which to make them. A large percentage of the nonwovens made today are done so using the ... read more

Steam Boiler
In a nonwovens plant a common method of providing heat for process applications is through the use of a boiler that generates steam. The steam may be used to heat ... read more