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Solving the problem of machine downtime due to yarn breakage.
One of the biggest issues in today’s polyamide and polyester yarn manufacturing process is machine downtime caused by yarn breakage during unwinding. Typically, polyamide and polyester yarn producers have used a straight cut paper core with a plastic cap during the unwinding process which does not fully meet their needs.
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When this method is used the yarn often snags or catches during unwinding, causing it to break. This leads to costly machine downtime and high yarn waste. The Hi-Radius core has been designed to meet the needs of yarn manufacturers by delivering a core that significantly reduces yarn breaks and maximizes yarn production, delivering numerous cost savings.
The Hi-Radius Core Solution
The revolutionary Hi-Radius core from Sonoco Alcore® significantly decreases the number of yarn breaks and eliminates the use of plastic caps by delivering a core with a higher radius on the unwinding side of the core. By increasing the radius we supply a smoother surface core with a larger rounded edge which meets the requirements for efficient unwinding. This rounded edge allows the yarn to flow smoothly off the package because it does not snag or break as it is removed. Cost savings are also delivered by removing the use of plastic caps which can easily become damaged or lost during production. A typical producer needs between 1,000 and 4,500 depending on their manufacturing process. By using the Hi-Radius core all these costs are removed, providing a core which offers superior value and performance.
Benefits in Brief
- Decreased yarn breaks leads to less machine downtime and increased productivity
- No use of plastic unwinding caps – save cost and handling time
- Reduced waste as plastic caps are not needed
- Unwind until the end of the bobbin leads to no wasted yarn
- Hi-Radius Core is 100% recyclable
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