The versatility of rayon as an apparel and industrial textile makes it extremely popular. However, viscose rayon has a low wet strength, making it prone to shrinking or stretching. When treated to have a higher wet strength, sizing, starches, and dying can negatively affect the resulting polynosic rayon. This susceptibility to moisture variance makes controlling rayon moisture during the production process imperative.
Controlling Rayon Moisture Improves More Than Just the Rayon Fabric
Because stains caused by moisture can ruin both low and high wet-strength rayon fabric, it’s obvious that controlling rayon moisture is critical during production. But controlling rayon moisture during production has benefits beyond the integrity of the product itself. Controlling moisture during textile production
- Increases productivity by minimizing waste
- Lowers energy costs by eliminating rework
- Reduces harmful environmental effects
- Allows manufacturers to optimize production processes
IR-3000 Makes Controlling Moisture Easy
The IR-3000 makes controlling moisture easy. First, the sensor was designed and built to measure rayon moisture at any point during production. It provides non-contact measurement, capturing thousands of moisture measurements per second, in real time, during production from fiber to final fabric.
Second, the system was designed and built to be both accurate and reliable, even the harshest industrial conditions. The IR-3000 will outperform the competition because it is rugged, durable, and stable. The sensor itself is not affected by
- Particle size, color, or temperature
- Ambient temperature or environmental humidity
- Foreign or inert objects, including dust
- Gaps in the flow of production
Finally, the system was designed and built to be nearly maintenance free. The IR-3000’s sensors, measurement wavelengths, algorithms, and sensor optical requirements are factory calibrated to measure rayon moisture. No additional on-site or routine re-calibration is necessary, making use in the field nearly effortless.
Learn More About MoistTech’s IR-3000
MoistTech has worked with textile manufacturers for more than 40 years. Based on the relationships we’ve established, the field data we’ve collected from measuring moisture in nearly every industrial environment imaginable, and the customer concerns and feedback we’ve listened to, we worked to make the IR-3000 the world’s most accurate and reliable moisture measurement system available today. To learn how the IR-3000 can work to control rayon moisture in your process, please contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the IR-3000.