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.
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Non • Woven Terms

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Roll covering materials are often called roll lagging. Their purpose is to provide a specific surface for a roll. Usually this means a gripping surface. As can be seen from ... read more

Downtime
The most important resource in any manufacturing plant is time. It is one resource that cannot be bought and you only get a certain amount every day. Therefore, the wise ... read more

IMG_0977-02Balefeed
A balefeed, sometimes called a hopper, is a very common way of introducing fiber into a non-woven line fiber system. Staple fiber is synthetic fiber that has been cut to ... read more

IMG_0866-02Packing Ratio
Nonwoven fabrics range from soft and thick to hard and thin. The production of large mill rolls on a winder is a science in itself. One aspect of this process ... read more

IMG_0719Calender
A textile calendar is a machine, not something you hang on the wall that tells you the date for Thanksgiving. A calendar consists of one or more sets of heavy ... read more

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