The problems for the spinning mill


Two main groups of problems giving the spinner trouble in connection with static electricity are:

  • adherence of fibres to the machine components, and
  • falling apart of fibre strands.

Charge accumulations on the fibres and on the machines often have different signs. The machine components therefore tend to attract individual fibres or even whole strands. This leads to formation of laps, catching of fibres, blockages, etc., especially on cylinders, in clothings and in guide ducts.

Falling apart of strands is caused by all fibres in the strand having the same charge and therefore tending to repel each other. In minor cases, this causes spreading out of the edge fibres; in extreme cases, the strand disintegrates.