Compactor: Types, Functions And Checking Parameter

Textile Compactor Machine

The textile compacting machine is an important part of the finishing section of the dyeing and finishing processing unit. Additionally, different types of fabric finishing are applied to the fabric by this compactor machine, such as shrinkage control by the tubular compactor and opening the fabric from its tubular form by the open compactor.

Types of Compactor Machine

Compactor machines are of two types. They are-

Tubular Compactor Machine

The tubular compactor is used after hydro-extractor, de-watering, and dryer. In the compactor machine, compacting is done to control the shrinkage of the fabric. Here, different types of offline quality of the fabric are measured.

Open Compactor Machine

The open compactor is used for compacting the open form fabric. Here, a slitting machine is used to open the fabric from the tubular form.

Functions of Tubular Compactor

The following objectives are achieved by the tubular compactor:

  1. The shrinkage of the fabric is controlled by the compactor.
  2. The fabric width is controlled by the compactor.
  3. The GSM of the fabric is adjusted by the compacting.
  4. Fabric smoothness is achieved by the compactor.
  5. The heat setting of the fabric for Lycra is done by a tubular compactor.

Checking Parameters of Compactor

The following parameters are checked by the compactor machine:

  1. Shade Check: The shade of the compacting fabric is checked on the delivery side of the machine. The operator collects the fabric and compares the shade of the fabric with the buyer’s approved swatch.
  2. Width Check: The operator measures the width of the fabric with the measuring tape and compares it with the buyer’s requirement.
  3. Weight Check: The weight of the fabric is determined by a GSM check. The operator checks the GSM of the fabric with a GSM cutter and an electric balance.
  4. Edge Line Checking: Two edges of the fabric are checked on the delivery side. If any fix line is identified, which normally occurs from the expander, it should be connected.
  5. Design and Slanting: The operator checks the design and slanting of the fabric on the delivery side of the machine.
  6. Fabric Faults: Various types of fabric quality are measured on the delivery side of the fabric.

Compactor Machine

Here, I have presented a tubular and open compactor with its specifications. The figure that is mentioned here is changeable depending on demand.

Brand nameFerraro
Model no.Complex/Fv200
Manufacturing countryItaly
Speed range16-35 m/min
Used utilitiesElectricity, compressed Air, and steam
Production capacity8 ton/day
Maximum width52”
Minimum width16”
Applied forTube width

Another, open compactor:

Brand nameFerraro
Model no.Complex/Fv200
Manufacturing countryItaly
Speed range13-22 m/min
Used utilitiesElectricity, compressed Air, and steam
Production capacity4 ton/day
Maximum width86”
Minimum width36”
Applied forOpen width

So, we should be careful about the fabric faults. If any faults are found in the fabric, then we should adjust the machine parameter as per the requirement.

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  • Gufran Khan

    Hi I am gufran Khan from India I need tubular compact machine send me best quotation with import duty to door delivery in Kolkata city as soon as possible…. thank u…

  • Arifur Rahman

    excellent topic and valuable for textile engineering student

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