Special Focus | December 2016
InspirOn´s more efficient MOTEX 15000
Hall 5, Booth C1
InspirOn Engineering is focused on serving the industry with innovative technology by understanding the user perspective, requirement and business aspects. Sustainability has emerged as one of the major driving forces for development, and covers the following four aspects: environmental, economic, social and culture. Very often the environmental aspect is primarily considered for sustainability but the other aspects are as important. Continual interaction with the industry enables to provide a better customised and cost-effective solution.
Inspiron Engineering, as a complete technology solution provider for textile finishing, is launching the new model MOTEX 15000 with 15 per cent more drying efficiency, in continuation of MOTEX series stenter.
MOTEX stenter is a popular choice of quality conscious customers who are continuously looking for international standards of application and technological upgradation. MOTEX is recognised by its customers as premium quality stenter that delivers better quality and productivity. Besides, Motex is versatile for various substrates (woven, knits and technical textiles) wherein, it performs with minimal energy requirements. InspirOn, with a long experience of producing stenters for 20 years, has created a satisfied customer base of around 200 MOTEX Stenter machines in the last two decades.
Having started technical collaboration with A.Monforts in 1996,InspirOn has shifted the responsibility of product development from A.Monforts to own designing strength as the said licensing arrangement ended in 2012 with focus on:
- Need for product and technology differentiation
- Known improvement possibilities in existing design
- Energy efficiency -- thermal / electrical / mechanical
- User friendliness -- safety/GUI/aesthetics/form/shape/colour/additional features
Achieving optimum solution for higher throughput of hot air is the prime objective in order to achieve higher drying efficiency: Series of experiments ?CFD analysis for nozzle development?finally resulted into development of unique ?UNIFLO? air flow system by the R&D team. Validation process of the newly-developed system was performed on 100 per cent cotton fabric, considering the inherent properties like cool, comfort, moisture regain and user spectrum; at state-of-the-art R&D centre located at Chandiyel (Gujarat) and further augmented by running in an established process house at Ahmedabad.
Assessment of the results in bulk condition includes series of trials and installation of various measuring instruments. Trials performed on the substrate: Hundred per cent cotton 112 gsm fabric. Processed under the standard process, machine parameters and operating conditions. Observations of the initial and residual moistures with respective speeds have been made.Comparative study between MOTEX 4560 (Installed in 2012) and MOTEX 15000 (installed in December 2015) with technical details as a part of validation process is given:
Achieving higher squeezing efficiency was the prime objective specifically for knitted fabric; high squeezing effect resulting in high energy saving on dryers due to minimum initial and so residual moisture in the fabric. Uniform padding pressure across the fabric width, short cloth passage with extreme low fabric tension ensuring minimum fabric elongation and horizontal fabric guiding through the padder rollers. Sliding and tilting trough for easy draining and cleaning.
Trial was taken on knitted fabric S/J GSM: 150, width: 180 cm, to evaluate squeezing efficiency, i.e., initial moisture % under controlled conditions.
Especially for knitted fabric with delicate treatment to the web. Higher squeezing capability ensures optimum pick-up % for specific processes, e.g., wet on wet finish with desired add on % next, resulting in better productivity. Optimised through capacity to reduce drain losses.
MOTEX 15000 UNIFLO
A machine that improves safety, consumes less energy, minimises waste and delivers maximum return on investment is designed and produced in a sustainable way. Designing and validation of machine of its kind requires a holistic approach analysing safety, functionality, operational efficiency, productivity, material use, ease of operation and maintenance. Designed by the team of young and energetic design professionals, supported and trained by German technologists, MOTEX 15000 UNIFLO is conceived with unprecedented features with state-of-the-art aesthetics.
MOTEX 15000 UNIFLO, at enviably low maintenance costs, offers extremely sturdy design technology. Taking care of all the practicalities of production as complete solution for all kinds of substrates. Cradle and brushing units for denim, higher squeezing padder, pin protection flapper, cushioning effect for knits, desired and reproducible hand feel; finishing effect for shirting and suiting. High operational speeds up to 150 mpm.
Results & discussions
The above results itself reveals that the
1. Drying efficiency of MOTEX 15000 is significantly higher than the existing model MOTEX 4560
2. Better squeezing efficiency with delicate treatment comparatively which is specially expected for knitted fabric.
3. Observations and details are self-explanatory for the substantial energy conservation by HRU Better speed, productivity, energy efficient working resulting in reduction of the cost/meter, substantially.
The accuracy of tests performed are subject to the usual tolerance of +/- 10 per cent in above studies.