Loepfe Brothers Ltd. is increasing its backing of the electronics industry. The latest projects in China and Taiwan underline the importance of reliable quality control of demanding technical fabrics. Loepfe’s unique WeftMaster Falcon-i will be integrated into two of the world’s largest manufacturing lines of printed circuit boards (PCBs).
One of the world’s largest manufacturer of PCBs and other technical glass fabrics, operating several plants in China and Taiwan, occasionally experienced the tiniest unevenness on the surface of its PCB boards. Particular defects originated from exactly that woven glass fabric, eventually caused by minute filamentation of the yarn and the slightest fluff accumulation during the weaving process. By using Falcon-i optical sensors to monitor the weft insertion during the weaving process, such tiny yet costly defects could easily and reliably be eliminated.
In order to detect even the tiniest yarn irregularities, Falcon-i offers extensive sensitivity levels, allowing customers to fine-tune the ratio of machine stoppages caused by necessary quality control stops. Any manufacturer of demanding technical fabrics and composite textiles used in applications such as PCB manufacturing, automotive, architecture, filtration, aeronautics, medical and the carbon industry can highly benefit from this type of versatile quality monitoring sensor. The implementation of Falcon-i optical yarn defect sensors in the quality control of any running yarn throughout the manufacturing process of fabrics is simple and easy.
Falcon-i’s unique flexibility to select the level of quality control enables technical fabric manufacturers to respond quickly and flexibly to market trends, demand and developments.