c-tex colour: roll batcher

Garment Manufacturers

c-tex colour for Garment Manufacturers

About

  • c-tex colour: has been designed to eliminate colour mismatching in garments and other sewn goods.
  • c-tex colour: monitors colour deviation of rolls throughout the length and at 3 points across the width.
  • c-tex colour: then batches together rolls with consistent colour to be ready for cutting together.

All data is stored within the c-tex software for easy production planning. The data can also be used for consultations with your fabric providers.

c-tex colour can be retrofitted onto existing c-tex Fabric Inspection and Relaxing Machines and also other makes and models of inspection and re-rolling equipment.

c-tex colour: automatically generates a pass or fail report based on your colour match standards.

Advantages

  • clearly see any centre-to-side and side-to-side colour variation
  • Significantly reduce 2nd products as a result of colour mis-matching
  • Segregate rolls accurately by seeing the full roll each time
  • Reduce or eliminate swatching process saving materials, time and resource.
  • Reduce cut panel sorting before sewing.

Features

  • Batch rolls according to colour variation for production planning
  • Colour variation illustrated in terms of Delta E
  • Compare suppliers colour quality.
  • Colour Roll map to identify end-to-end and edge-to-edge shading.
  • c-tex generates a pass or fail report based on your colour match standards.
  • Either inspect against a scanned standard swatch or true colour.
  • Export to marker maker/nesting software to change your markers according to colour variation across the width and length.

Technical Specification

Delta E Equations capability: CIE2000, CMC2:1, CMC1:1

Chromaticity: TL84, D65, incandescent, cool white and others upon request

Accuracy of the system: 5 times better than visual, 0.2 Delta E (slight variation can result depending on what Delta E Equation is used)

Maximum Material Speed under sensors: 200m/min

Colour Monitoring of Patterned Fabric: Yes, on condition that patterns repeat throughout the length

Mode of Operation

c-tex colour: roll batcher is made up of a sensor array and a master sensor. Colour data is input to the master sensor. The user can scan a master colour swatch as the colour template, or a fabric sample can be used as a control, or the user can key in the X, Y, Z colour coordinators. The other sensor array then compares the colour of the fabric rolls processed against the master sensor data.
c-tex colour matching

Cut Panel Batcher

We see most colour variation: between rolls of fabric, along the length of the fabric or across the width. In all the above cases the c-tex colour: roll batcher can handle this. However sometimes there is significant colour variation within a roll in an entirely random manner. In this case the first option is to return the roll to the textile provider. However, in some case production orders need to be processed very quickly. In such circumstances this is where the c-tex colour: cut panel batcher is the ideal tool. The c-tex colour: cut panel batcher scans cut panels and sorts them into panels of the same colour.

Dyers, Printers and Finishers

c-tex colour for Dyers, Printers and Finishers

About

  • c-tex colour is an online colour monitoring system.
  • c-tex colour can be retrofitted to dye ranges, stenters, compactors, sanforisers,  de-batchers or inspection frames
  • c-tex colour gives you real-time data for materials going through your process
  • Real-time displays of CSV, SSV, EEV (Centre-to-Side, Side-to-Side, End-to-End)
  • c-tex colour ensures you never ship materials that do not meet your standards for colour consistency throughout the roll.

All data is stored within the c-tex software for easy analysis and interpretation. Data can analysed in order to assess how improvements can be made and also reports can be shared with customers.

c-tex colour is being successfully used for both plain and patterned fabrics; and other fabrics such as lace, interlinings, fleeces and more.

Advantages

  • Realtime Data to make decisions.
  • Eliminate material losses incurred by taking swatches.
  • Eliminate swatching process saving materials, time and resource.
  • See the full picture of colour variation/consistency across the width and throughout the length of material.
  • Visibility of colour conformance throughout at batch and between batches.
  • Visibility of colour variation/levelness throughout at batch and between batches.
  • Visibility of colour direction shift throughout at batch and between batches.

Features

  • Batch rolls according to colour variation.
  • Colour variation illustrated in terms of Delta E and colour direction.
  • Colour Roll maps to identify end-to-end and edge-to-edge shading.
  • c-tex generates a pass or fail report based on your colour match standards.
  • Colour monitor against a scanned standard swatch (master).
  • Export to Microsoft Excel or your ERP system.

Technical Specification

Delta E Equations capability: CIE2000, CMC2:1, CMC1:1

Chromaticity: TL84, D65, incandescent, cool white and others upon request

Accuracy of the system: 5 times better than visual, 0.2 Delta E (slight variation can result depending on what Delta E Equation is used)

Maximum Material Speed under sensors: 200m/min