The USTER® TESTER 6: Redefining Quality Testing Will Set New Standards At ITMA 2015

USTER, Switzerland — November 24, 2015 — The new USTER® TESTER 6 has quality at its heart and soul — and now it also drives spinning mill productivity and profitability. It is the pulse of a new generation in testing, with the brainpower to deliver precise quality across the entire yarn manufacturing process. At ITMA 2015, USTER® TESTER 6 will set new standards, signaling the future of mill management.

The new USTER® TESTER 6 represents everything USTER customers would expect – and much more besides. It is the latest advance in a technology family that has always been a key driver of quality in the textile laboratories of the world. The USTER® TESTER 6 simply takes every single quality aspect to a new level.

Today, all previous standards are surpassed. The latest sensor technology, highest accuracy and new measurement options create the ultimate yarn testing system and the gateway to Total Testing. The USTER® TESTER 6 covers all spinning mill processes, and is the essential step forward in guiding customers towards ‘managing a spinning mill with quality in mind’. It has become a unique business tool, transforming data into practical choices for quality yarns and profitable production.

The Total Testing Center

USTER® TESTER 6 incorporates the USTER® QUALITY EXPERT, an essential tool for quality management, creating the brand-new Total Testing Center. Accurate laboratory test results from the USTER® TESTER 6 are the starting point for Total Testing. This data is combined with real-time information from yarn clearers monitoring 100% of mill production.

Practical analysis and interpretation of this combined data is the specialty of USTER® QUALITY EXPERT. It goes beyond mere data collection, guiding spinners towards targeted improvements in each aspect of yarn production, throughout the mill. Vital parameters are automatically presented from lab tests and yarn clearer data. Quality and processing options are then compared, allowing mill managements to make the crucial decisions on the basis of all the relevant facts. Forecasts for customer satisfaction are even provided. This includes predicting weaving performance and giving vital previews of fabric quality. Numerous additional benefits are possible as further USTER® instruments are connected to the system.

To make the management tasks even easier and faster, the Total Testing Center comes with its own knowledgeable support at hand: Assistant Q – a clever support which may be likened to acquiring a new staff member with 65 years’ USTER know-how. Assistant Q provides guidance to complex questions, freeing managers from repetitive tasks, so they can focus on the wider goals.

Sensor innovations

Pure innovation is at the core of the USTER® TESTER 6: the new digital CS capacitive sensor measures with more accuracy and reliability than ever, and is ready for even greater future requirements. All data – including the famous `USTER value´, CVm – is presented in easy-reference graphs. Quality issues with periodic faults are highlighted, avoiding customer complaints and claims. The new Product Consistency Alert flags up potential problems in advance when indicating any apparent abnormalities. Spinners are alerted to potential issues caused by significant changes in raw material, yarn structure or yarn count.

USTER® TESTER 6 also features the new Sensor HL, for hairiness length classification. Complete evaluation of the vital hairiness parameter is now possible at a speed of 800 m/min. In combination with the established hairiness Sensor OH, users now have the total picture of hairiness, for the first time. The USTER® TESTER 6 now provides the definitive hairiness solution, giving mills full confidence in controlling this key quality issue.

People-friendly, throughout the mill

Laboratory staff especially will appreciate novel features of the USTER® TESTER 6. For example, its designed-in ergonomics and superb touchscreen interface make it intuitive and user-friendly. Managers will also welcome the powerful quality package for fiber-to-yarn engineering, backed by built-in USTER knowledge for better and faster identification of issues. With the USTER® TESTER 6, the laboratory staff and management benefit from its defenses against potentially costly claims and damaged reputation.

Quality testing will never be same again, as USTER® TESTER 6 sets the pulse of the future today – bringing predictable profits and long-term business sustainability.

Posted January 18, 2016

Source: Uster Technologies