The warping process integrates the accumulation of a preestablished number of yarns ends from various cones, unifying them into one sheet or warp beam. This process consists of the transfer of different yarns from the creel of single packages or cones to a beam. Furthermore, the end objective is to transform the thread or yarn into fabric. Warping is in fact the preparation stage for the weaving process.
A critical point when it comes to warping, is maintaining the preservation of the yarn’s elongation at a constant level. If the warp beam does not consist of qualitative warp yarn, there is a possibility to disrupt the weaving performance.
Types of warping
There are two types of warping:
- Direct warping
- Sectional warping
What is direct warping?
Direct warping is also known as beam warping or high-speed warping. This type of warping relates to drafting the yarn from an individual package located on the creel, directly onto the beam. The reason behind direct warping is to develop smaller beams. Furthermore, by combining these smaller beams will result in producing a weaver’s beam. One problem that occurs with this type of warping is that it generates static electricity. Regardless of the type of material (cotton, wool, synthetic yarn), this causes yarn breakage, it deteriorates the yarn quality, or it even makes the machine stop operating.
What is sectional warping?
The second type of warping is sectional warping. Sectional warping involves two parts:
- warping, and
Here, the incorporation of multiple types of colors in the weaver’s beam is made possible with the assistance of the sectional warping machines. Moreover, beaming refers to winding the yarn on a beam with flanges before the sizing phase.
What the advantages of implementing the AKIMist® in the warping process?
As the threads can be fragile during the warping process, moisture plays a major role in ensuring that the quality of the material remains resistant. With the implementation of the AKIMist “E” it is possible to spray “Dry Fog” to establish an optimal level of moisture and relative humidity. By doing so:
- the it maintains the material moist;
- the thread breakage caused by drying is prevented;
- it assist in catching any textile dust;
- and prevents dust from sticking on to the fiber.