Automated Fabric Inspection With the Uster Brand

Combining Uster EVS Fabriq Vision and EVS Fabriq Shade provides for the detection of fabric defects and color variations in a single process step

In many areas of primary textiles, Uster is a watchword for quality. From fiber to yarn, producers worldwide trust the Uster brand to help them deliver the quality their customers demand and optimize their operations. Now, Uster has expanded its technology to cover fabric production, with world-class systems for automated fabric inspection which guarantee consistent and measurable quality.

Taking the successful EVS fabric inspection systems into its portfolio, Uster will seek to expand the scope for automated fabric quality assurance. Its filament yarn tester has already made an impact in technical textile markets, and this sector will also see Uster explore further applications for its fabric inspection systems, starting with the forthcoming Techtextil North America 2019 from February 26th to 28th in Raleigh, North Carolina (U.S.).

In filament yarn production, the Uster evenness tester is now almost as well established as in cotton spinning. The distinctive grey and red livery of the instrument today is a familiar sight in the laboratories of technical textile yarn manufacturers, acknowledged as essential equipment over the past six decades. In its latest version, the Uster Tester 6 C-800 drives global standards – and its new capacitive sensor gives filament yarn producers the power to guarantee right-first-time quality.

Uster’s product portfolio in laboratory testing is well known, not so the competences in other areas of technical textile processing. At Techtextil North America 2019, the company will introduce newly integrated systems for automated fabric inspection. Although the Uster name may not yet have the impact in fabric manufacturing as in other sectors, its range of inspection technology now being presented is class-leading, backed by 28 years of experience.

This new offer is based on Uster’s acquisition of Elbit Vision Systems (EVS) last year. Now incorporated within Uster, the products of this Israel-based pioneer in automated optical inspection equipment are part of a comprehensive textile quality monitoring and control offering, from fiber to fabric.

EVS technology is applicable to wide-ranging fabric types and end-uses, including numerous specific and diverse segments of technical textiles. Visitors to previous Techtextil North America shows have already been able to view EVS monitoring and fabric quality assurance systems since 2006. The latest developments to be featured at the upcoming show (Booth 1429) display the classic Uster design and carry the new product designations: Uster EVS Q-Bar, Uster EVS Fabriq Vision and Uster EVS Fabriq Shade.

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