RESEARCH PAPERS: Textile Industries Papers

Nondestructive, Continuous Rapid Measurement and Control of Flock Density

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V. A. Semenov, S. P. Hersh, G. N. Mock

School of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. 27650

C. W. Malstrom

University Systems Analysis and Control Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. 27650

J. Eng. Ind 105(1), 11-15 (Feb 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185856 History: Received August 04, 1982; Online July 30, 2009


A nondestructive technique for rapidly and continuously measuring the density of flocked fabric was developed and used to continuously monitor an experimental flocking range. A sensing device measured the capacitance of a capacitor when the fabric with adhesive passed through it. This value was saved and compared with the value read when the flocked substrate passed through a second transducer downstream. A process monitoring computer received these signals and output a signal to a strip chart recorder proportional to the mass of flock on the substrate. The recorded signal could then be used to control the uniformity of flock deposition on the substrate.

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