Arduino Controlled Filling Yarn Presenter of Modern Rapier Loom

  • Soadbin Khan Department of Fabric Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
  • Md. Mohaddesh Hosen Department of Fabric Engineering, Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh
Keywords: arduino mega, potentiometer, servo motors, filling yarn presenter, modern loom

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the application of filling yarn presenter with the help of Arduino mega controlled by various analog and digital inputs. Modern Rapier looms are more advanced in every aspect of production than conventional power looms. Quickstep mechanism is used in multicolored weft insertion. In the current project we introduce a prototype of servo-motor-controlled filling yarn presenter as well as a hypothesis has been shown in order to maximizing the number of filling yarn presenter. We took advantage of Arduino-based programmable circuit board (PCB) along with necessary components such as keypads, potentiometers, breadboards, servo motors, LCD, metal wires and plastic pipes. The integration of all these parts results in a prototype based on this redefined mechanism which is able to manually control 4 individual colored weft yarns according to their sequence that also can be inputted manually.

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2021-02-14
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