Rieter's customer Sharmanji Yarns Pvt Ltd faced a high demand for its well-known polyester/cotton yarn. To increase production, the company decided to invest in a ring spinning system G 32. The customer profited from this new investment with higher returns in terms of overall productivity and product quality.

Sharmanji Yarns manufactures and exports yarns made of 100 per cent cotton as well as cotton and polyester blends. The company uses a ring spinning system with 98,000 spindles. Before venturing into yarn spinning in 2007, the company was involved in yarn trading in Ludhiana, Punjab since 1964. The company's star product is polyester/cotton yarn, which is well-known in Ludhiana for its outstanding quality. Thanks to its recent investment in a Rieter ring spinning system, the company has managed to increase its capacity to 132,000 spindles.

The challenge: Increase production of polyester/cotton blends

As a former yarn trader, Sharmanji Yarns is well versed in the quality requirements of yarn customers and the company places high importance on producing yarn of the same high quality as it was distributing as a yarn trader. It was the sharp increase in the demand for polyester/cotton blends that influenced Sharmanji Yarns to add this yarn to its product range. It was crucial for Sharmanji Yarns that the new investment would provide higher returns in terms of overall productivity and product quality. Further, Sharmanji Yarns wanted to take advantage of lower installation lead time to be able to grasp complete advantage.

The solution: Ring spinning machine G 32

Since 2007, combers and drawframes from Rieter have been meeting the high demands that the company places on yarn quality. Rieter recommended that the company management invest in a complete, powerful system, from the blowroom right down to the end-spinning machine. So Sharmanji Yarns became the first company in India to install the new Rieter bale opener UNIfloc A 12, an exceptionally productive machine which processes up to 2,000 kg of raw material per hour. The card C 70 draw frame RSB-D 45 and ring spinning machines G 32 were equipped with the Rieter man-made fibre package (synthetic fibre packages for processing polyester fibres and its blends). The combing preparation system OMEGAlap E 36 with its innovative winding belt technology and the comber E 86 with circular comb Ri-Q-flex were offered for processing cotton.

In 2013, the company tested six ring rails on the G 32 to discover for themselves the benefits it would offer in terms of saving energy and reducing yarn conversion costs. The impressive test results led Sharmanji Yarns to use Rieter machines in the realisation of its 27,648-spindle project.