A twisting machine, also known as a twister or yarn twisting machine, is a type of textile machinery used to twist two or more yarns together to create a single, stronger yarn. Twisting is a process that adds strength and durability to the yarn, making It suitable for use in a variety of textile products such as fabrics, ropes, and cordage.
There are different types of twisting machines available, including:
Two-for-one twisters: These machines are used to twist two yarns together.
Multi-end twisters: These machines can twist three or more yarns together.
Cabled yarn twisters: These machines can twist several yarns together to create a cabled yarn.
Twisting machines can be operated in different ways, such as ring spinning, rotor spinning or air-jet spinning.
The twisting process can be done using different methods, such as:
Torsion twisting: This method involves twisting the yarns by applying torque to the yarns.
Friction twisting: This method involves twisting the yarns by applying friction to the yarns.
The twisting process can also be done at different speeds, depending on the type of yarn and the final product desired.
Twisting machines are widely used in the textile industry and are critical in the production of yarns for various products such as fabrics, ropes, and cordage. They are also used to create textured yarns, boucle yarns and fancy yarns.