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

Workers and Strippers: Overview
It is going to take several pages to define workers and strippers. They are the rolls that accomplish most of the combing (carding) action in a card. In this picture ... read more

Bow Roller
Handling nonwoven fabric as it moves through a nonwoven production line or through convert-ing equipment can be a difficult task. It often involves many rolls, both driven and idler to ... read more

Pre-Opener
A Pre-Opener is typically the first opening machine fiber passes through after leaving the balefeeds.  The purpose of the Pre-Opener is twofold.  1. It begins the mixing process.  Often fiber ... read more

15-Roll Web Drafter
There are five sets of trios. (Three rolls mechanically connected. Picture shows a trio connected with timing belts.) Each trio has its own motor to drive it. Draft (stretch) between trios ... read more

Air Permeability
Nonwoven fabric is often used for air filters. To determine how to construct the fabric to per-form as desired, we need a way to measure the flow of air through ... read more