European project EFFECT Manunet call 2009
During the production of non woven
fabrics the fibres are transported, with the help of an air flow
transport tubes, from one processing machine to another. Each
individual processing machine is a highly complex mechanical device which has been highly optimized and
In contrast little attention has been paid to the transport system connecting these machines together. Research has shown that the transport system is often overpowered by up to 30% in order to avoid potential blockages.
This project aims to reduce the energy costs for transporting fibres in non woven textile applications. This is to be achieved by:
- Providing "optimal pipe line layout" guidelines for existing and new non woven plants.
- The realisation of a measurement and control system to optimise the quantity of fibres transported versus energy consumption.
- Indications of possible alternative energy efficient transport systems for the transport of the fibres.