Spin & Wind | February 2019
Unitech launches new steel spinning ring
The new steel spinning ring—UniK1—is suitable to spin fine and super fine counts, compact yarns, dyed yarns as well as highly-abrasive fibre yarns.
Forty two-years-old Pune-based manufacturer of textile spinning rings and ring travellers, Unitech Texmech Pvt Ltd has launched a new spinning ring, the UniK1, which has been developed through a special process of steel treatment using new technology. This treatment provides the UniK1 with excellent wear resistant properties, low coefficient of friction and is also suitable for spinning several varieties of yarns.
Unitech Texmech has used its vast experience of 42 years to study all the aspects of steel treatment and their wearability to develop the new spinning ring, due to which, the properties on the steel surface of the ring are much superior to hard chrome coated rings.
The UniK1 is suitable to spin fine and super fine counts, compact yarns, dyed yarns as well as highly abrasive fibre yarns such as acrylic, polypropylene, Kevlar, linen, bamboo, polyester, mélange, Modal, etc. It is also suitable for spinning coarse and high strength denim yarns, core yarns and new generation of fibres.
The new spinning ring has excellent wear resistant properties, since it is a very hard and tough ring as compared to the hard chrome coated ring. The ring also offers low coefficient of friction as against a hard chrome coated ring, since the heat generated on the ring is lower, a necessity for compact yarn spinning.
The ring undergoes a specialised surface treatment, which imparts upon the ring, high fatigue strength, resulting in consistent performance. The smooth and lubricating flange surface enables the use of normal grade travellers even at very high speeds. Additionally there is no running in required along with no upper speed limit. “We used our extensive knowledge of manufacturing spinning rings to develop and launch the UniK1. We observed a significant shift in the customer requirements where the focus is on higher speeds, performance, productivity and economy of yarn spinning,” Makarand Bapat, Managing Director at Unitech Texmech Pvt Ltd said.
“This prompted us to develop the new spinning ring, which when run under actual spinning mill conditions, has shown the UNIK1 to be at par with any imported spinning ring and at the same time is also a truly ‘Made-in-India’ product”, Bapat added.
Unitech Texmech has been exporting its technologies to several countries since 1985, which include Japan, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Bangladesh, South America, etc.
Set up in 1976, Unitech Texmech is a Pune-based ISO 9001 accredited and diversified company. Unitech is engaged in the design, development and manufacture of precision components and systems for the textiles, engineering and automobile sectors. Since inception, Unitech has been able to garner a significant market share of spinning rings and ring travellers in India and other countries mainly due to the durability and longer life offered by these products.
For further information: www.unitechtexmech.com/