Test the yarn…and ‘see’ the fabric
Testing Center brings new insights for yarn producers and users.
Among the innovative practical benefits of the USTER® TESTER
6 are objective forecasts of yarn behavior and appearance,
through the integrated Total Testing Center.
The yarn prognosis feature covers three key parameters which
give knitters and weavers an accurate assessment of yarn
performance – before fabric manufacturing starts. Spinners will
also welcome the new yarn-grading options as an indication of
Reliable prognosis for pilling
Manual pilling trials on fabrics take time and cost money –
and even then, the results depend on the subjective views of
operators. With USTER® TESTER 6, yarn is analyzed and graded
objectively by Assistant Q. The results are instant, based on
reliable data from algorithms developed on thousands of samples.
The accuracy of the pilling prognosis grades has been proven in
Fabric appearance forecasting
The Total Testing Center can forecast the look of a fabric in
a single step, based on yarn quality data from USTER® TESTER 6.
The forecast provides a grade and a picture of how the fabric
will look, so the buyer and seller can be sure they are working
to the same standards, with no room for misunderstandings.
Customers can see the finished fabric, without waiting for
fabric samples to be made.
Weaving performance prediction
Combining strength testing parameters from USTER® TENSOJET 4
with yarn quality parameters from USTER® QUANTUM 3 allows
weaving performance predictions. Only the Total Testing Center
can detect weak places reliably and predict the weaving behavior
of yarns. Weaving performance grades pinpoint batches with a
high risk of yarn breaks during weaving.
Yarn prognosis features with USTER’s Total Testing Center
offer a new level of quality assurance and a valuable
competitive edge in critical markets.