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Fabric Measurement

09/06/2016 1:40 PM

I'm looking for a rolling wheel type unit to digitally measure fabric as it goes through a sewing machine. This is a manual sewing operation. I want the unit to send it's read out to a remote console and be able to make changes on the console. We don't start sewing at the very beginning of the fabric, therefore I want the ability to start the count on the console at a set value. I sent out some inquiries to companies I found on the web but apparently they have toooo many customers since I didn't get any responses.

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09/06/2016 1:49 PM

It should not be that hard to use a paddle wheel with impulses, and reset the total every time the fabric has advanced to the correct point where sewing begins. That could be another roller with a lever that comes around and flips a reset switch.

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09/06/2016 2:02 PM

Measure what attribute of the fabric; thickness, thread count, color, finish, length, weave alignment, density?

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09/06/2016 2:31 PM

This is a proof of concept. I want to replace the mechanical counter with a digital one. This way I can place the wheel after the sewing machine but have a readout visible to the operator. I don't want to create this counter, there has to be something out there that is plug and play(or count).

Lyn, thank you, but those are two of the companies that didn't reply to my requests earlier.

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09/06/2016 3:00 PM

So tell me why you didn't use the telephone instead. Only, there are so many on the planet these days it seems a bleedin' obvious thing to do. You did pay the bill, didn't you?

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09/06/2016 3:52 PM

I think a turboencabulator would be overkill, don't you?

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09/06/2016 4:02 PM

How else can anyone get one, let alone two spurving bearings today.

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09/06/2016 4:37 PM

no turboencabulator, this is for fabric, damnit! What he needs is a rotary confabricator, with an EZ read digital display, interfaced to the Whazziz 500 industrial computer, and a new jam box next to the sewing machine.

I hate to ask, but what in heck are spurving bearings? Are they for preventing spallation of advance screw?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmCsdqs-lLU

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09/06/2016 8:39 PM

Purrfect! I hope everyone gets it.

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09/07/2016 6:13 AM

I don't. Can you enlighten me?

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09/06/2016 11:30 PM

have you considered counting the feed dog cycles, each cycle moves the fabric a known distance which could be incorporated as a fixed addition per cycle. If the counter had a preset you could enter a starting value.

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09/07/2016 9:05 AM

Dancing cats, not withstanding, thank you for the ideas and information. I'm exploring the Tru-Trak system since it's all in one and I won't have to fabricate an arm and spring system. Also as I recall the Turboencabulator is a power transfer system, I merely want to monitor the process.

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