While processing knitted fabrics in different machines, due to the effect of various processes, fabric loses its natural structure. Slat type of fabric centering unit eliminates possible tension on the fabric also guides and centers fabrics while transferrng to the following units. Alternative fabric centering units are mainly used at the inlet of stenter, compacting, dryer and rotary printing machines inlet frames.
Centering unit is equipped with full optical sensor band which is completely covered with transparent tube. The structure of sensor is durable in very heavy working conditions like steam, water and sun light. The sensor detects both side of fabric and send the reference signal to the PLC unit in order to activate slats of centering unit in correction way.
Unit does not require manual adjustment for different fabric types. Slat type of fabric centering units can be used successfully for non-woven fabrics, knitted and woven fabrics in order to guide, center and transfer of the fabric throughout the following units.