TUFTCAM

The only comprehensive system for automated surveillance of Tufting machines

TUFTCAM is established as a robust and inexpensive camera system, suitable for industrial use on wide width fabrics and has been developed and adapted to meet the special needs for Tufting. It is suitable for monitoring machines producing cut pile as well as loop-pile carpets.

  • Comprehensive system which allows to operate the machines without supervision
  • Easy operation using a durable touch-screen

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Stay in Control

TUFTCAM checks the raw carpet just a few stitches after the needles. The machine stops automatically as soon as a fault occurs. A flashing light alerts the operator and the large dot matrix display indicates the fault position. The current fault type is shown on the graphical user display and is stored in the electronic production protocol.

Easy Operation

TUFTCAM displays the current signal for the raw carpet during the normal operation of the monitoring device. This makes it possible to set the optimal machine stop switching level for any produced article. These values can be stored. If the width of the article is altered, the required monitoring area can be set accordingly (also with separating gap). The adjustable reaction time setting can optimise the fault recognition for a fault length as short as possible.

Fault Detection

Missing thread
TUFTCAM detects the missing row of tufts in the carpet after a thread break has occurred. The thread break can sometimes be recognised by TUFTCAM even before the thread end has run out of the needle due to the reduced thread tension.

Double threads
Stop of the machine, when a thread has jumped into a neighbouring needle.

Needle deviations
An adjustable sensitivity makes it possible to recognise needles that are out of alignment. TUFTCAM can learn an accepted needle image and only deviations from this image will lead to a machine stop. Therefore, the visual inspection will still work, when the machine is not perfectly adjusted.

Pull-down and plucking at cut pile
The control for pull-downs, caused by wear or damage of the cutting blades, is carried out on the back of the raw carpet.

Stopping at end of primary backing
An additional sensor prevents primary backing from running empty.

Piece length and repair stop
TUFTCAM stops also automatically the take-up unit when the predefined piece length or the position for repairing a fault is reached.

3 Excellent TUFTCAM Advantages, which make it worthwhile

TUFTCAM allows a flexible and efficient round-the-clock production and opens the door to multiple machine operation by only one person. TUFTCAM supports you to increase the quality of your production by avoiding faults or reducing substantially their length and consequences. TUFTCAM creates a fault protocol by an objective measuring, which serves as a certificate for customers and suppliers.