Navis TubeTex, the North Carolina-based supplier of high technology finishing machinery to the global textile industry has announced the launch of an all new technology Navis TubeTex Spirality Control System (SCS) for controlling spirality in knit fabrics. The same will be exhibited at the upcoming edition of ITMA being held in Milan. Also referred as ‘torque’, spirality is one of the most difficult challenges in finishing knit fabrics. Common problems associated with spirality are lay-up twisting, cutting misalignment, mismatched patterns, sewing problems, shifting side seams, garment distortions, and print or stripe movement after sewing.
SCS is a patented technology originally developed by Geo Energy Solutions PC. Navis TubeTex and GEO have formed a partnership to market the current technology as well as work together on future improvements and new technologies. The SCS technology utilizes a specially designed correction chamber and sophisticated control parameters. Information for a given fabric’s spirality percentage, direction of rotation, and tubular width is fed into the SCS’s control system, which uses sophisticated and proprietary algorithms to impart the correct amount and direction of corrections to control spirality. The correction chamber is designed to give correction to the tube with very limited friction to prevent any damage to the finished fabric. A ‘hole’ detection safety shut-off is included to prevent damage to the fabric or machine. Fabrics processed on SCS need less than 4% spirality correction, which helps reduce glitches during the cutting and sewing stages. All kinds of tubular knitted fabrics can be processed on this machine.
Navis TubeTex will be responsible for all worldwide sales, marketing, installation, spare parts, and after-sales service. Navis TubeTex President and CEO Will Motchar averred, “We are very excited to launch this new technology to the industry. It is one of the most significant developments for finishing knit fabrics in many years. This process absolutely fixes one of the most difficult problems faced by manufacturers. The technology is proven with machines running in production for over a year now.”