Integrated quality assurance for
USTER® in-process inspection for
tightly-spaced production lines.
Fabric manufacturers serving critical
applications need quality that is both precise and secured. But
in the typical nonwovens process line, space is always at a
premium, making it tough to fit suitable automated inspection
systems which deliver these requirements effectively. The USTER®
EVS FABRIQ VISION N inspection technology solves the problem,
with customized solutions designed to slot neatly into
tightly-spaced production units – at the same time ensuring
light conditions allow the best detection results and reliable
data for optimal first quality yield.
USTER offers quality solutions suited to
nonwovens premium segments. In textile applications from fiber
to fabric, USTER expertise is already appreciated worldwide. Now
the nonwovens community is recognizing what has been
acknowledged in the spinning industry for more than 70 years.
Expert knowledge in yarn quality – including controlling all
kinds of contamination – is now extended to fabric and nonwovens
quality assurance. This is based on the know-how of EVS, a
world-leading high-technology supplier of automated vision
inspection, acquired by USTER in 2018.
USTER® EVS FABRIQ VISION N fabric
inspection now represents a second solution for nonwovens –
along with USTER® JOSSI fiber cleaning systems – supporting the
unique ‘Think Quality’ approach of USTER.
Consistently high rates of defect
detection, to guarantee reliable quality, are required by fleece
manufacturers. USTER® EVS FABRIQ VISION N ensures this, by using
automated control during intermediate inspection. USTER® EVS
FABRIQ VISION N locates any visible faults objectively and
consistently. Defects in every roll are located and recorded, at
normal line running speeds.
USTER® EVS FABRIQ VISION N stands for
seamless integration of an inspection system into any production
process – and ideally into nonwovens manufacturing lines –
detecting holes, irregularities, contamination and any other
defect. The installation is easy and flexible: a fixture bar
bridges the full width of the process line holding as many
spectroscopes as required for the application. The sophisticated
spectroscopes offering best monitoring conditions for the
inspection. To guarantee optimal defect detection in combination
with the spectroscopes, various light sources are integrated in
the installation – all customized and perfectly suited to mill
The system may be slim and compact, but it
delivers big-value benefits for the operator. USTER® EVS FABRIQ
VISION N provides real-time alerts, showing all defects and
automatically creating roll inspection charts. All detected
faults are collected in an album review. Here, the operator can
quickly mark faults and select which can be deleted. Users can
set their own quality standards for different types of nonwovens,
increasing the efficiency of the grading process – and finally
delight the customers with consistent quality.
“USTER® EVS FABRIQ VISION N offers
manufacturers significantly improved first-quality yield, for
all applications,” says John Belew, USTER Vice-President for
fabric inspection. The combination of a full map of fabric
defects and the cut optimization module means more first-quality
rolls can be produced and bad quality taken out.
USTER® EVS FABRIQ VISION N leads to total
fabric quality assurance, and major advantages for production
security and profitability. “Our customers aim for confidence in
delivering the right quality to strengthen customer
relationships. With USTER® fabric inspection systems, they can
guarantee quality compliance and protect their business,” says