Modeling the temperatures of traveler and ring in ring spinning

Xi Wu, Li Wenbin, Christopher Hurren, Xungai Wang (Corresponding Author)

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Ring spinning is the dominant system of manufacturing high-quality yarns in the textile industry. Spinning parameters affect the spinning tension distribution and consequently the temperatures of the ring/traveler system. Excessive traveler heat will limit the spindle speed and the efficiency of yarn production. This study modeled the effect of the traveler weight, yarn count, twist level and spindle speed on the temperatures of the traveler and ring during ring spinning. The finite element method was used to model the temperatures of the ring and the traveler for different spinning parameters. The experimental ring temperature and maximum traveler temperature from the validated model were recorded based on the experimental design. The results show that spindle speed, traveler weight and yarn count had a statistically significant effect on the temperatures of the traveler and the ring, with the spindle speed having the strongest effect. The twist level of yarn, within the range examined, had no statistically significant influence on the traveler and ring temperatures. For a given spindle speed, the traveler weight and yarn count have a significant effect on the maximum temperature of the traveler, and the temperature change is more pronounced at a higher spindle speed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTextile Research Journal
Early online date26 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Ring spinning
  • numerical model
  • ring
  • temperature
  • traveler
  • yarn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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