Quality Measurement

Continuous Fabric Defect Scanning eliminates waste rolls from running defects. Point defects are counted providing data to pinpoint problem machines/yarns/styles.

Prompted Inspection Cycles ensure visual inspection of fabric on a periodic basis for flaws not detected by optical fabric scanners.  Yarn Consumption is also continuously measured to maximize fabric yield and eliminating costly yarn overfeeding.

Efficiency Data for Control

Machine Stops are categorized and time stamped providing management with data to determine what variables to address- Machine, knitting elements, operators, housekeeping.

Stop down times are also documented for operators and management to analyze ways to increase efficiency.  Machine speed is monitored and compared with standard to ensure machines/fabric styles are running at optimum speed.

Operator Interface

Operators can see at a glance the status of the machine- stop reason, down time and operating efficiency. Requests for mechanic attention to specific machine/yarn problems can be made.

Mechanics can access Style change and PM information.

Yarn Feed Systems can be controlled directly from the F-4000.

Networked (wi-fi/ethernet) Knit PLUS 4000 HMIs transfer data to a central server only when machine status has changed reducing communication time and network traffic.

Management Software

The browser based interface provides central monitoring, status and control  for each machine, providing a high level overview of productivity with the ability to isolate specific machines, styles, yarns, operators, etc.

Machine Icons displays status to identify out of tolerance conditions for speed, yarn rate, stop declarations are displayed so that management knows at a glance why a machine is stopped and for how long.

Icons can be grouped based on style, yarn, operator, etc.