What is Tension Control Weave?

Tension control weave is a method employed in the textile industry to regulate the tension of warp yarns throughout the weaving process. In this process, each warp yarn is individually fed through a tensioning device that oversees its tension. The tension applied to each yarn is based on its position in the warp, with those on the outer edges under higher tension than those in the center.

Tension control weaving is vital in producing fabrics that are consistent in appearance and have fewer defects such as broken or loose threads. By regulating the tension of the warp yarns, the weave remains taut, preventing the yarns from shifting or coming loose while being woven.

Various tension control devices are employed in tension control weaving, including mechanical, pneumatic, and electronic devices. Mechanical tension control devices use springs or other mechanisms to apply tension to the yarns, while pneumatic devices employ air pressure. Electronic devices use sensors to monitor the yarn tension and adjust it accordingly.

Tension control weaving is used to produce a wide range of fabrics, including apparel fabrics, upholstery fabrics, and technical fabrics employed in the automotive and aerospace industries.