Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
- Approach to align compact tension meters side by side in the same manner as now
- Approach that enables detection for all yarns by installing the tension meters three-dimensionally
- In this approach, measured values should remain the same even if the incident angle of yarns against the instrument changes.
- Approach using a non-contact mechanism, such as light
Proposals for a technology that has not yet been applied to textiles and will require additional development are also welcome.
The client produces textiles using weaving machinery. For yarn floats that unexpectedly occur as defects in the production process, it seeks to determine the cause and take measures to solve the problem.
While striving to collect data of yarn tension before and after floats occur in order to determine the cause of such defects, the client has yet to find an instrument that can fulfill all of its required specifications, such as the number of yarns that can be simultaneously measured, instrument size, and data proceeding function. Thus, the client can conduct only limited activities to improve the current situation.
Therefore, the client has issued this open request to select a potential partner(s) from corporations and researchers with excellent technology outside their existing network.
The client aims to develop a testing instrument in this open request, and depending on the circumstances, is considering introducing the technology to the production line.