Creel systems provide the mechanism for delivery to a calendar or conveyor of cords, typically fabric or steel. The creel system is the first step in the manufacture of textiles or tires because it is important to the quality of the product that the cords be organized and brought together with even tension.
The major component of the creel system is the tension controller, which provides uniform tension on the cords as they travel through the system.
Loose Wire Detection
Air Pressure Control (manual/automatic)
Scrap removal machines
Creel spool loading
The typical creel system configurations are Parallel, V-Shaped, Shifting, Moveable
The creel frames are parallel to one another. This may be the optimum design to fit the maximum number of spools in a limited space. However, this may result with a higher angles of cord let-off to the main organizing and calender.
Parallel creel configuration.
The rows are angled toward the calender to help minimize the let-off angle. This is an advantage over the parallel design, but requires the more width to the creel to fit a similar sized system.
V-Shaped creel configuration.
The rows are placed on shiftable platforms that can be moved directly to the operating centerline of the calender and offline for setup and loading.
Creel on shifting platforms
A smaller system can be supplied with air flotation skids.
This permits the ultimate option for flexibility.