Batching is the receiving section of grey fabric and sending section of grey fabric to the dyeing section which will dye. Additionally, it is the process to get ready the fabrics that should be dyed and processed for a particular lot of a particular order.
Function or Purpose of Batch Section:
In the batch section; In charge of batching do the following work to accelerate the next dyeing process. The batching section in charge has to be careful during making a batch. The following are the functions of a batching section. They are-
- Roll formed grey fabrics are received from the knitting section or others source.
- Turning is done for grey fabric by turning machine if required.
- To prepare the batch of fabric for dyeing according to the following criteria. A batch card contains the following information.
- Order sheet (Received from buyer)
- Dyeing shade (Color or white, light or dark shade)
- Machine capacity
- Machine availability
- Type of fabrics
- Emergency order
- To send the grey fabric to the dyeing floor with batch card/
- To keep records for every previous dyeing.
Proper Batching Criteria:
The following are the proper batching criteria. They are-
- To use maximum capacity of existing dyeing machine.
- To minimize the washing time or preparation time or machine stopping time.
- Another criteria is to keep the number of batch as less as possible for same shade.
- To use a particular machine for dyeing same shade.
Primarily batching is done by the dyeing manager taking the above criteria under consideration. The batch section in charge receives this primary batch plan from the dyeing manager. According to machine conditions or emergency purposes, this batching schedule can be changed sometimes.
In batching, section grey fabrics are weighted for ensuring the actual weight. We know that during the knit dyeing process fabrics lose some weight due to the scouring and bleaching process. So, during delivery, a certain amount of weight loss is adjusted with the delivery quantity.
So, look up the batching section for proper batch making and accelerating the next dyeing process.