Extended lifetime of Bräcker STARLETplus travelers

Extended lifetime of Bräcker STARLETplus travelers

In practical tests with polyester and dyed fibres, consistent yarn quality values were achieved throughout the extended service life of the STARLETplus traveler

The perfect choice for spinning aggressive man-made fibres are Bräcker STARLETplus travelers. They provide an extended service life while requiring fewer changes and less machine downtime which leads to higher productivity.

Processing aggressive fibres, such as polyester or dyed fibres, can present a challenge for travelers. These fibres lead to cut marks in the yarn path of standard travelers (Figure 1). The time it takes for cutting marks to appear sets a benchmark for the quality of the traveler in terms of hairiness and neps in the processed yarn.

Thanks to the specific characteristics of the STARLETplus traveler, Bräcker is making an important contribution to improve spinning processes for aggressive fibres.

A special coating makes the difference

STARLETplus is a further development of the proven Bräcker traveler with STARLET coating. A tailored electrolytic surface treatment that is optimized for aggressive fibres considerably reduces the risk of premature grooving in the travelers. This surface treatment also provides reliable resistance to corrosion (Figure 2).

Reduced waste, less downtime and higher productivity

The optimised surface coating of the STARLETplus traveler extends the service life by a remarkable up to 50% compared to competitor products – even under sensitive production parameters.

Changing the travelers less frequently not only saves costs and reduces waste, it also results in significantly less machine downtime, which in turn has a beneficial effect on production output.

In practical tests with polyester and dyed fibres, consistent yarn quality values were achieved throughout the extended service life of the STARLETplus traveler (Figure 3).

With all these improved features, spinning aggressive man-made fibres is no longer limited – STARLETplus is the traveler of choice for challenging spinning conditions.

Courtesy: Rieter

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