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Total Testing - from uncertain results to predictable profits
Real success in textiles today is all about balance. It’s no good relying on a few basic strengths. Modern mills have to excel in all aspects of business if they want sustainable growth.
They have to balance production costs against achieving the right quality. It means taking control of yarn processing. And ‘Total Testing’ from USTER makes that task easy, combining lab testing, process monitoring and know-how – to turn uncertain results into predictable profits.
From sampling to continuous testing
High speeds and better quality demands are here to stay. So manual sampling of a small portion of output is simply not enough to control a complete production process.
USTER has the solution: its instruments integrate laboratory and online testing – so the mill’s entire production is checked and monitored, efficiently and accurately.
In the lab, USTER® HVI 1000 and USTER® TESTER 5 systems control raw material, define machine settings and help spinners produce certified quality yarns, matched to global benchmarks.
The new USTER® QUANTUM 3 yarn clearers test 100% of running yarn for key quality parameters. Machinery can be further optimized and remaining yarn defects removed, as well as pinpointing possible machine faults for tracing and correcting through the lab analysis instruments.
From varying to consistent quality
‘Traditional’ testing can sometimes achieve the required quality – but it’s a hit-and-miss affair, which can never provide the consistent quality demanded today.
Total Testing takes yarn production to a new level, replacing varying quality with a guarantee of consistency, regardless of the raw material or machinery used.
It means spinners can manage their resources to match quality and cost choices they fix and control themselves – based on real facts, precise data and unrivalled know-how.
Only Uster Technologies has that know-how and the testing and monitoring instruments to implement it. Data from lab tests and USTER® QUANTUM 3 clearers help to choose the optimum raw material mix and machine settings. Smart software such as USTER® QUANTUM EXPERT 3 extends the options still further.
From subjective to objective quality
Poor quality destroys trust between buyers and sellers – and costs money in claims for below-par products. As much as 6% of a retailer’s total revenue can be swallowed up by this.
But how is quality determined? There will be arguments, and the producer will often lose out, if no mutual reference point or objective benchmark is available. That’s where USTER® STATISTICS comes in. Started more than 50 years ago, this is the authoritative benchmarking tool for textile fibers, slivers, roving and yarn. It includes data from producers worldwide, so users can match their own output with global standards.
USTER® STATISTICS is accepted throughout the textile chain as the basis for trading and it is also understood as the ‘global language of quality’ for the entire industry.
From fiber to fabric
Quality starts at the very beginning of the textile chain with the raw material and the yarn.
Cotton growers, ginners and traders rely on fiber testing instruments (USTER® INTELLIGIN and USTER® HVI 1000) to achieve fair prices. Raw material price and availability are important, but mills must then make the best use of what they buy. Here, the USTER® HVI 1000 plays a key role, suggesting the optimum bale laydown for the yarn quality requirements.
Then the USTER® AFIS PRO2 single fiber test instrument defines the best settings for each step of the mill process, to minimize waste, backed up by the USTER® range of monitoring, analysis and test systems for sliver, roving and yarn.
Only Uster Technologies has the complete spectrum of instruments for cotton classing, yarn testing and monitoring. But the offer goes even further, with benefits all along the textile chain – weaving, knitting, dyeing, making-up and retail. USTER® INTELLIGENT SOURCING is a service package of consulting, training, mill assessments and process monitoring, while yarn buyers can also rely on USTERIZED® certified spinners for guaranteed quality.