Dyeing machine – Frequently asked questions
- What is the liquor ratio of a dyeing machine?
- Is the liquor ratio the only criterion for a good dyeing machine?
- Is the price of a dyeing machine important?
- How can I improve the efficiency of my dyehouse?
- What is a heat recovery system?
- How can I reduce problems with crease marks?
- Why do jet dyeing machines have a filter?
- Why has a FabricMaster dyeing machine a self cleaning filter?
- Is it important that a jet dyeing machine runs without tangles?
- How long does it take to install a fabric dyeing machine?
- Can elastic fabrics be dyed in open width form?
- Why does LAB-PRO use Bus Technolgy inside of their controller cabinet?
- Can I use Indanthren dyestuff on a FabricMaster?
- Where is the FabricMaster produced?
The liquor ratio of a dyeing machine is the amount of water needed to run a dyeing machine successfully divided by the mass of textiles to be dyed. For example: 1000 liter water divided by 200 kg textiles = liquor ratio 5.
Of course the amount of investment is always a criterion. However, in most cases buying a more expensive dyeing machine with better performance pays back the higher investment costs in a very short time. Also refer to John Ruskin’s thoughts on prices and values.
There are many ways to improve the efficiency. To name a few: Saving water by changing to a machine with low energy and water consumption (such as our FabricMaster). Change of dyeing processes to be faster.
Crease marks are the result of too much tension and bad nozzle and chamber design or a wrong dyeing process or both. The FabricMaster can solve many problems regarding crease marks especially if it comes to elastic fabrics.
It is one of the most important criteria when choosing a dyeing machine, because every tangle causes a reduction of daily production. Further, every tangle puts the batch at risk of crease marks, uneven dyeing or even complete loss of a batch.
A FabricMaster is put in place within one day, including wiring and connecting all valves. After this, water, steam, condensate and electricity need to be connected. Depending on the skill of the welder this can be done within 2 to 4 days.
LAB-PRO uses either Profi-Bus or Canbus to control all inputs and outputs digitally. It reduces wiring complexity by more than 80 % and industrial standard components for input and output can be used.
LAB-PRO produces the FabricMaster in Switzerland and Germany und uses quality components made in Switzerland and Germany.