Kaishan USA | December 20, 2023 | Uncategorized
Air compressors play a significant role in the textile industry, powering the compressed air used not only to drive equipment, lift and transport textiles, but even to process, texture, dye and spin the textiles themselves during production.
Compressed air provides textile manufacturers a clean, cost-effective source of power—a fourth utility (joining electricity, water and natural gas). By supporting a wide range of equipment and processes, compressed air provides reliability and safety, especially in areas where sometimes volatile chemicals and dyes are present.
Compressed air drives the spinning machines used in making yarn.
Compressed air drives air jet looms, spinning machines, ginning mills and other industrial equipment used to process denim, polyester yarns and other fabrics.
Air jet looms and many other pieces of equipment employ compressed air in the textile industry.
It also drives pneumatic components systems, controls the tension of the yarn in the spinning process, blows the yarn and removes dust.
Pneumatic systems control the tension of the yarn in the spinning process.
Air compressors provide air for dyeing machines, dryers and other finishing equipment. That air adds texture to fabrics and other details that increase the value of the finished product.
In the dyeing process, compressed air stirs dyeing agents and dries dyed products. It also controls the head and nozzle in the printing machine, helping execute precise designs, patterns and colors.
Compressed air controls the head and nozzle in a printing machine, helping to execute precise designs, patterns and colors on fabrics.
Pneumatic conveying systems transport textiles from one process to another. They also lift and handle heavy textiles.
Compressed air helps textile manufacturers move and dispose of waste products and chemicals generated during production.
Textile production generates large amounts of debris and dust. Compressed air helps keep facilities clean and equipment working well.
There are many different kinds of compressors, but textile facilities usually either centrifugal or rotary screw compressors. Each offers some unique benefits, depending on the application:
Generally, a centrifugal air compressor is most cost-effective for high-volume applications (above 2,500 CFM) common in many larger applications, but rotary screw air compressors are better for lower volumes. For more on the different types of compressors, read our blog post, “Which Type of Air Compressor Is Best for Your Application?”
In our experience, rotary screw air compressors and are the best choice for most textile applications. They offer a wide range of advantages, including the following:
Kaishan’s KRSP and KRSP2 rotary screw compressors are backed by an unmatched lifetime airend warranty, thanks to their reliability, efficiency and long life.
Kaishan oversizes the coolers in its units, enabling them to handle the heat and humidity you’ll often find in an industrial-level textile operation. We design most units to withstand temperatures as high as 122°F, while many of our competitors list 104° to 115°F as their maximum temperatures.
Because of their reliability, efficiency and long life, Kaishan’s KRSP2 two-stage rotary screw air compressors are an excellent choice for textile manufacturers.
To prevent damage to end products, some textile companies use oil-free compressors to limit the chance of contamination. Kaishan’s new oil-free compressor, the KROF, sets new standards for reliability, efficiency and warranty protection, producing ISO 8573-1, Class 0 oil-free compressed air. It is available in 100-, 125- and 150-psig models with integrated air or water cooling. The KROF has a host of robust features that make it the best choice for demanding oil-free applications, including oversized stainless-steel precoolers on each stage that lower temperatures for both intercoolers and aftercoolers. Plus, the KROF is backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty on major components, including the airend.
Need assistance selecting the right air compressor for your textile application? Kaishan can help. We work with a nationwide network of independent distributors, who can provide on-site help and consultation. Their people are factory-trained air compressor experts who can recommend the right equipment for your operation. And service your air compressor without a problem.
Designing an air compressor system for your textile manufacturing is critical to your success. If you need help choosing the right compressor, get in touch with the experts at Kaishan. Contact us today.
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