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Barco Supplies Optitwist Systems To Shaw Facility

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Inc. has selected Belgium-based Barco NV’s Optitwist system for installation in all 32 twisters at Plant 67 in La Fayette, Ga. The plant manufactures carpet yarn for the Shaw Commercial business unit.

Optitwist enables increased production and improved yarn quality, according to Barco. The system uses an optical sensor to monitor ends down and spindle speed at each position on the twister, and immediately alerts the operator when a problem must be corrected. Performance and efficiency data are stored in the Optitwist machine terminal, and can be downloaded to a centralized system.

The installation will include Barco’s newest data collection terminal, which features a touchscreen interface and standard OLE for process control (OPC) communication protocol.

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