England-based Tatham Ltd. — a global supplier of drive and control equipment for woolen carding and
nonwoven processing — recently launched the TS Microweigh control system, a new weigh technology
development that monitors and controls the delivery of fiber from a weigh hopper to a carding
TS Microweigh’s features include automatic fiber weighing and dispensing, a reactive fill
cycle, and Multi Drop capability. The technology can be employed in blending systems, carding
machines, scouring lines, dehairing plants and specialty fiber processing. According to the
company, the system is cost-effective and has been supplied to major yarn spinners worldwide.
Tatham will present its TS series of drive and control equipment at Filtration 2008, to be
held December 9-11 in Philadelphia. The series also includes TS Microfeed, a fiber weight
monitoring system that controls fiber delivery by adjusting the input roller speed according to
fiber density variations; and TS Microbelt belt weighing system, which measures both short- and
long-term fiber density variations using a dual algorithm.
October 7, 2008