The manufacture of bonded fabrics is a further area of textile production for engineering (brake pads, clutches and gaskets) and domestic applications (cleaning cloths, lining materials). The key to success in this field is the interaction of different machines and different technologies.
Whereas a simple rugged control system is used for proportioning in a mixer, a carding machine depends on the maintenance of an accurate ratio between the speeds of the tambour, working roller, clearer roller and doffer.
The movement of the folding cloths on the cross-folder must be rapid and smooth, while accurate control of the temperature determines the level of quality on the calender.
Further machine units upstream of the carding machine, such as openers or cleaners, have their own individual technical requirements, as do the units downstream such as needling machine.