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29 Sep 0

What Henry Africas

About : What is Henry Africas When I took this risky venture traveling through the rain forest - and savanna of West Africa - Guinea - Ivory Coast - border with Liberia , little did I know that this area was a rebel held area. Trained rebels of Charles Taylor had taken a large part of Northern Liberia - making it real risky for anyone to cross the leg from Yamoussoukro to Daloa and Danane - Man on the Western side of Ivory Coast. From Northern Ivory Coast - after crossing the immense long dirt road coming from Ghana s eastern border by name of Gonokrom, we had hundreds of kilometers of wash board road ahead of us. We did not know how we will be able to continue on several occasions, for there aren't any road marking signs in the bush. The roads were dusty, red latte rite, as it is called, with the dust creeping into nose and every part of your body for hours. What is Henry Africas is not what its name sake ( bar ) implies, it rather is an account of events that happened along the road, by a man called Henry Africas. This name was given to me by a friend in Taiwan, a dear friend whom I tried to find in 2011 but could not trace. He vanished it seemed. Noone knew anything about his whereabouts, nor his family 's nor his wife 's. On Henry Africas trails I became Henry Africas because of two significant episodes in my life :
  • 1- My early Taiwan engagement where my name was anglicized from German Heinz to Henry
  • 2- My subsequent stay in Africa over thirty years - that made me into ' Henry Africas '
My first book was named after me ' What Henry Africas '. Where Henry Africas story ends It has not ended - yet. After nearly 40 years in Africa there is much to do, and it is my wish I can do just that - one thing that I love most : Writing my story - endlessly and without muzzling the aftereffects of an experience that had both beauty and ugliness - the story of ' Henry Africas in Africa. Below you find a selection I posted on slideshare called ' What Henry Africas - perilous journeys ' which also can be watched on Youtube by the way - as a video. I wish you could see the beauty of Africa, not as you might expect it, rather some different scenes, of which I have enough to last me a lifetime. What Henry Africas - on slideshare http://www.slideshare.net/HeinzRainer/what-henry-africas-perilous-journeys
22 Sep 0

Rayon

Authors Rainer Heinz Abstract The suitability of Rayon Staple fiber is discussed, in particular the fiber parameters, and end user application. Due to rising cost factors of raw materials worldwide, factory owners are made to face harsh realities: When purchasing Modal fibers with excellent fiber parameters, the procurement department has to make a tough choice. For any mistake in selection could mean the demise of a company, and many factories have found that out in the course of time. It comes as no surprise, many factories in the Spinning sector will fall into this trap, for lack of specific fiber processing expertise responsible personnel could bring them to the brink of ruin. One must consider several factors : With falling Rayon yarn prices worldwide, this single cost factor is ever more important. Considering a purchase of fiber, the following criteria is essential :
  • cost of raw material as the major factor in production cost, with a share of near 50 % of overall Spinning cost
  • Origin
  • Fiber properties ( wet-, conditioned -, dry Tenacity, Elongation, shrinkage, Pilling resistance, etc.) are excellent indicators of fiber quality
  • Fiber length – obviously – is of extreme importance in order to achieve final desired tenacity and Elongation parameters (i.g. : Where to employ a 32 mm – or 38 mm or even 60 mm staple (Cotton type)
  • Active fiber add ons and its source (Origin and type of fatty Ester application as well as percentage)
  • Price and supply Terms of fiber lot purchase Credit terms, etc.)
  • Packing (Type of packing is of extreme importance !, normally laminated PP sheet fully covered will be the Norm)
  • Date of Manufacture (of utmost importance, life of Add – ons is limited !)
  • Storage of fibers (extremely important)
  • Mode of shipment (sea-transport can cause problems, extreme temperatures always do)
In my many years of managing Spinning Mills I came across various fiber Manufacturers worldwide.These manufacturers outbid each other in order to secure a Purchase order. Where there are normal moderate climates, fibers manufactured by a renowned supplier will be accompanied by sound warranties, and nothing or little can go wrong in the spinning process. Prime badges (Modal) however carry a hefty price tag, and with margins in cents one would have to consider such choice carefully. Many Spinning mills in Europe went out of business, the fiber manufacturers are still operating. This leads to the logic assumption that margins in Viscose processing plants are higher than those of their brethren in the downstream Spinning Plants. With more competition coming on stream, lower grade raw materials are being used. One particular candidate is Cotton lint. One must imagine the lint being the base material, passing through the full caustic soda process, filtered and extruded. The fiber length of lint, passed through the process is in fractions of mm. As against Viscose derived from Nordic timber, with fiber lengths of 1-2 mm, parallels are very far apart. So are the prices of the two. When a prospective buyer goes for a cheaper Viscose fiber, he must realize that he may have to prepare for essential modifications on his plant. In very few cases, personnel is able to adapt to changing fiber properties. When things go bad, the guilty is found mostly in the purchaser. Technical Personnel handling issues on the manufacturing floor, normally are of limited capacity when confronted with such scenarios. They quickly point their fingers to the raw material, without considering that a change of raw material can bring financial advantages to the Employer. Changes required are often time consuming and need Expert knowledge in all Spinning processes. This has to be acquired over years, and will not be taught in Colleges. It will invariably involve first hand knowledge of Blowroom machinery, Carding -, Drawing, and subsequent Roving – and Spinning Machinery, i.a. Ringspinning -, OE-Spinning -, Airjet (MVS), as well as subsequent – Machinery, and its processes. When in the Spinning process high ends down, slubs, imperfections, are noticed, then mostly the fault is not on the machine, but rather in the preparation. Standard Efficiency can never be achieved thus, the Mill is losing money. Here, many blunders can be committed. Rewinding of defective yarns to hide the faults, hoping that the enduser will overlook the mistakes. (A simple run on UT3-4 will tell the story). In Staple fiber spinning, the individual count varies based on the Main Count of the Spun yarn. In case of a 1.1 dtex Microfiber, yarn cross sections would contain hundreds of individual fibers which must be controlled, guided, and this under the constraints of factors of speed, quality, and damage free processing. Not an easy task. For a novice an impossible one. continued : Fibers tend to lap in all processes, impairing production efficiency, quality. HEINZ RAINER – Technical Advisor Heinz Rainer – Africasiaeuro.com
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08 Sep 0

Blowroom

Continued part 2 Therefore we see a clear deterioration after the stepcleaner in form of neps produced. The actual formula would be - whereby N2 = Neps produced  N=Neps, N1=Neps (after stepcleaner), S=total stepcleaner working area, T= Throughput factor (depending on feed in kgs/hr, M=Maturity grade (0.01-1) : N1            S N2  =   ---- *   ----------- N         T  *  M Therefore the total stepcleaner working grid area is directly proportional to number of neps produced. In practical terms the T = throughput factor can be varied, thus affecting trash removal as well as creation of neps. The higher factor T the higher the trash content that remains in the fiber, yet also lesser neps production. The higher M= maturity grade the less the number of neps. A more mature fiber is less likely to get damaged then a immature fiber. With these in mind, one can adjust the production rate and optimize its impact on the process. As each different fiber processed creates new challenges to technical personnel the process must be observed and changes in setting speed, rotational speed of beaters, grid adjustments, may become necessary. Since the inception of ERM fiber damages have been largely reduced to a minimum and neps creation are under control. It remains to be seen how future technology will deal with nep elimination. Certainly  inverter controlled motors are a siginificant step towards overall improvement.
03 Sep 0

Balancing

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02 Sep 0

Orthopedic Belt Plant

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02 Sep 0

Thies Luft Roto

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29 Aug 0

Rieter Blowroom

NUMBER: AAEM-3918 (990TGRFXX8)-D BLOWROOM MACHINES 1 X RIETER CONDENSOR, YEAR 2009, TYPE: A-21 1 X RIETER UNICLEAN, YEAR 2009, TYPE B12 1 X RIETER UNIMIX, YEAR 2001, TYPE, B70 1 X RIETER UNIFLEX, YEAR 2009, TYPE B60 1 X JOSSI VISION SHIELD DIRECT, YEAR 2009, TYPE TYPE ED-40-1200 1 X JOSSI MEGIC EYE, YEAR 2009, TYPE M1.0.1200 1 X RIETER CONDENSOR, YEAR 2009, TYPE A21 1 X ELECTRIC CONTROL CABINET EXCELLENT CONDITION NUMBER: AAEM-3919 (990TYRFXX8)-D BLOWROOM MACHINES 1 X JOSSI VISION SHIELD DIRECT, YEAR 2009, TYPE TYPE ED-40-1200 1 X JOSSI MEGIC EYE, YEAR 2009, TYPE M1.0.1200 1 X RIETER CONDENSOR, YEAR 2009, TYPE A21 1 X ELECTRIC CONTROL CABINET that controls the Jossi only EXCELLENT CONDITION
29 Aug 0

Austrofil

<h2>NUMBER: AAEG-7320-B</h2> SML-LENZING AUSTROFIL MT 8 MODEL PP EXTRUSION LINE year 1997 DENIER RANGE 200 TO 600 (CAN BE UP TO 1200) EXTRUSION LINE SML-LENZING (75mm) AUSTROFIL MT 8 MODEL WITH 4 MANUAL SAHM WINDERS (MANUAL) YEAR 1997 4 TUBES (4 THREADLINES) PER WINDER = 16 TOTAL THREADLINES PER MACHINE 2750 METER PER MINUTE SOME PARTS MISSING QUANTITY: 1 ALL HAVE DOSIFIERS MCGUIRE, 4 FEEDS ALL HAVE EXTRUDERS 75mm BOBBIN WEIGHT IS 2kg ALL MOUNTED ON STEEL PLATFORMS ALL GODETS ARE HEATED ELECTRICALLY PRODUCING 200 DENIER AT 2400 METERS PER MINTUE 200 DENIER WITH 72 FILAMENTS 600 DENIER WITH 128 FILAMENTS AND 2200 METERS PER MINUTE MAXIMUM TENACITY IS 3.5 GRAMS PER DENIER
29 Aug 0

Rieter E-65

<h2>NUMBER: AAEM-4042 (9906YCSM8UL) L</h2> RIETER E-65 COMBERS YEAR 2005-2006 1 X YEAR 2005 – WORKING HOURS: 25,996 1 X YEAR 2006 – WORKING HOURS: 29,008 QUANTITY: 2
27 Aug 0

Generators

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