Picanol

Stochastic control of yarn feeding process

At this moment, Picanol is conducting practical tests with a new control algorithm for feeding in yarn. The pressure at the main blower – and thus also the energy consumption – is automatically limited thanks to the new control algorithm. In this way, yarn ruptures with corresponding machine downtimes can be avoided to the maximum extent possible. Since the control algorithm is able to react automatically to external changes, required operator interventions are reduced. The new control algorithm is currently being evaluated by several Picanol customers for different types of yarns. After that, Picanol can decide on rolling out the algorithm on all its (new) machines.