**Introduction**

Ring Frame is the last and most important machine in a **spinning mill** where the final draft is applied on roving and converted to yarn with the required count, i.e., the final yarn with desired count gets spun on the Ring Frame machine. Actually, Ring spinning is a method of producing yarn from fibers like cotton, wool, flax etc. It is mostly used in **yarn manufacturing**. Usually three actions (Drafting, Twisting & Package Formation) are done in this process. So, calculations play an important role in Ring Frame. Some important calculation (Draft, Draft Constant, Twist Constant, TPI, TPM, Machine Production, Production Loss, Machine Efficiency, No of Spindle, **No of Ring Frame**, TCP, Yarn Count etc.) of Ring Frame machine are explained below.

**Some Important Conversion Factors for Ring Frame Production Calculation:**

- 36 inch = 3 Feet = 1 Yard;
- 1 Meter = 1.0936 Yards;
- 840 Yard = 7 Lea = 1 Hank;
- 1 Pound(lb) = 453.6 Gram = 16 Ounce (Oz);
- 1 Lea = 120 Yards;
- 1 Pound (lb) = 7000 Grains;
- 1 Meter = 39.37 Inch;
- 1 inch = 2.54 cm;
- 1 cm = 10 mm;
- 1 Kg = 2.205 Pound (lb)

*****Yarn Count** means the number of 840 yards length that weight exactly 1 pound (lb)

**Ring Frame Production Calculation Formula with Examples**

**1. TPI = Tm x √ Count (Ne)**

**…………………………………..Spindle Speed x No of Spindle x Effi. x 60 x 8**

**2. Production per Shift = —————————————————————————-**

**………………………………………….TPI x Yarn Count x 36 x 840**

**Example:** In a Ring Frame 40 Ne carded yarn is to be spun in which spindle speed is 16000 rpm and there are 504 working spindles. If the machine runs at 96% efficiency and twist multiplier is 4.2. Find out its production in lbs per shift.

**Solution:**

Here given,

Yarn Count = 40 Ne

Spindle Speed = 16000 rpm

No of Spindle = 504

Twist Multiplier, Tm = 4.2

Efficiency = 96% = 0.96

TPI = Tm x √ Count (Ne)

= 4.2 x √ 40

= 26.56

…………………………………….Spindle Speed x No of Spindle x Efficiency x 60 x 8

**Production per Shift** = ——————————————————————————–

……………………………………………………TPI x Yarn Count x 36 x 840

…16000 x 504 x 0.96 x 60 x 8

= ————————————————— lbs

……26.56 x 40 x 36 x 840

= 115.66 lbs **(Ans)**

**3. Production Loss in Spindle-hr = No of Spindle x Time in Hour**

**………………………………………OPS x Spindle – hr**

**4. Production Loss in lbs = —————————————-**

**…………………………………………….16 x 8**

**Example:** A Ring Frame was stopped for 30 minutes due to back creeling. Find out the production loss in lbs and spindle-hr for block creeling. Let OPS = 4 and No of Spindle = 504

**Solution:**

Here Given, Ounce per Spindle Production, OPS = 4

Stoppage Time = 30 mins = 0.5 hour

No of Spindle = 504

Production Loss in Spindle-hr = No of Spindle x Time in Hour

= 504 x 0.5

= 252 spindle-hr. **(Ans)**

………………………………………..OPS x Spindle – hr

**Production Loss in lbs** = ———————————–

……………………………………………..16 x 8

…4 x 252

= ————– = 7.875 lbs **(Ans)**

….16 x 8

**………………………..Production (lbs/day) x TPI x Yarn Count x 36 x 840**

**5. No of Spindle = —————————————————————————————**

**…………………………………Spindle Speed x 60 x 24 x Efficiency**

**……………………………………Req. No of Spindle**

**6. No of Ring Frame = —————————————————**

**…………………………………Present No of Spindle**

**Example:** If production requirement of 40 Ne cotton yarn is 2500 lbs/day. How many Ring Frames will be required to fulfill these requirements? Assuming necessary parameters.

**Solution:**

Here given,

Production per Day = 2500 lbs

Yarn Count = 40 Ne

Let, Spindle Speed = 15000 RPM

TPI = 28

Efficiency = 92% = 0.92

……………………….Production (lbs/day) x TPI x Yarn Count x 36 x 840

No of Spindle = —————————————————————————–

………………………………..Spindle Speed x 60 x 24 x Efficiency

…2500 x 28 x 40 x 36 x 840

= ———————————————————

…..15000 x 60 x 24 x 0.92

= 4260.87 ≈ 4261 Spindles required.

4261 Spindles will be required and if there are 504 Spindle/Ring Frame, then required-

……………………………..Required No of Spindles

No of Ring Frame = ——————————————

…………………………………..Present Spindles

…4261

= ————– = 8.45 ≈ 9

….504

So, 9 Ring Frames are needed. **(Ans)**

**7. Required TCP x Required TPI = Existing TCP x Existing TPI**

**Example:** Find out the required TCP to produce 40 Ne carded woven yarn when twist multiplier is 4.4, existing TCP is 48T and existing TPI is 22.6

**Solution:**

Here given,

Existing TCP = 48T

Existing TPI = 22.6

Yarn Count = 40 Ne

Twist Multiplier = 4.4

Required TPI = Tm x √ Count (Ne)

= 4.4 x√ 40 = 27.83

Required TCP x Required TPI = Existing TCP x Existing TPI

…………………………..Existing (TCP x TPI)

**Required TCP** = —————————————-

………………………………Required TPI

…48 x 22.6

= ——————– = 38.98 ≈ 39 T **(Ans)**

…..27.83

**………………………………..Total Shift Time – Total Stoppage Time**

**8. Machine Efficiency = —————————————————————— x 100**

**……………………………………………….Total Shift Time**

**Example:** Calculate the **Ring Frame** machine efficiency using the following parameters-

- Doffing Time = 12 mins
- Yarn Breakage Time = 13 mins
- Other Stoppage Time = 17 mins

**Solution:**

Here given,

Doffing Time = 12 mins

Yarn Breakage Time = 13 mins

Other Stoppage Time = 17 mins

Total Stoppage Time = 12 + 13 + 17 = 42 Mins

Let, Shift Time = 8 hrs = 480 Mins

……………………………………Total Shift Time – Total Stoppage Time

**Machine Efficiency** = ——————————————————————– x 100

………………………………………………….Total Shift Time

…480 – 42

= —————- x 100

……480

= 91.25% **(Ans)**

**…………………………..Spindle Speed x No of Spindle x Effi. x 0.59 x 60 x 24**

**9. Production/Day = ————————————————————————————**

**…………………………………………….TPM x Count (Ne) x 1000**

**10. TPM = TPI x 39.37**

**11. Yarn Count = Roving Hank x Ring Draft**

**Example:** Calculate the machine production per day using the following parameters-

- Spindle Speed = 18000 RPM
- Roving Hank =1.5
- Ring Draft = 25
- No of Spindles = 504
- Twist Multiplier = 3.8
- M/C Efficiency = 95%

**Solution:**

Here given,

Spindle Speed = 18000 RPM

No of Spindle = 504

Roving Hank =1.5

Ring Draft = 25

Twist Multiplier, Tm = 3.8

Efficiency = 95% = 0.95

We Know,

Yarn Count = Roving Hank x Ring Draft

= 1.5 x 25

= 37.5 ≈ 38 (Ne)

TPI = Tm x √ Count (Ne)

= 3.8 x √ 38

= 23.42

TPM = TPI x 39.37

= 23.42 x 39.37

= 922.05

……………………………Spindle Speed x No of Spindle x Efficiency x 0.59 x 60 x 24

**Production/Day** = —————————————————————————————-

……………………………………………………..TPM x Count (Ne) x 1000

…18000 x 504 x 0.95 x 0.59 x 60 x 24

= —————————————————– kgs

…………..922.05 x 38 x 1000

= 208.98 kgs **(Ans)**

**…………………………Surface Speed of Front Roller**

**12. Main Draft = —————————————————————**

**……………………….Surface Speed of Middle Roller**

**………………………..Surface Speed of Middle Roller**

**13. Break Draft = —————————————————————**

**………………………….Surface Speed of Back Roller**

**14. Surface Speed of Roller = π x Roller Dia x Roller RPM**

**15. Total Draft = Main Draft x Break Draft**

**16. Draft Constant = Total Draft x DCW**

**…………………………………….Spindle Speed**

**17. Twist Constant = ————————————————- x TCP**

**…………………………….Delivery Speed (inch/min)**

**Example:** Calculate the main draft, break draft, total draft, draft constant and twist constant using the following parameters-

- Front Roller dia = 27”
- Middle Roller Dia = 27”
- Back Roller Dia = 27”
- Front Roller Speed = 155 rpm
- Middle Roller Speed = 15 rpm
- Back Roller Speed = 10 rpm
- Draft Change Wheel = 70
- Spindle Speed = 13000 RPM
- Delivery Speed (inch/min) = 525
- TCP = 83

**Solution:**

Surface Speed of Front Roller = π x FR Dia x FR RPM

= 3.1416 x 27 x 155

= 13147.596 inch/min

Surface Speed of Middle Roller = π x MR Dia x MR rpm

= 3.1416 x 27 x 15

= 1272.348 inch/min

Surface Speed of Back Roller = π x BR Dia x BR RPM

= 3.1416 x 27 x 10

= 848.232 inch/min

……………………13147.596

Main Draft = ——————– = 10.33 **(Ans)**

…………………….1272.348

…………………….1272.348

Break Draft = ——————- = 1.5 **(Ans)**

…………………….848.232

Total Draft = Main Draft x Break Draft

= 10.33 x 1.5 = 15.5 **(Ans)**

Draft Constant = Total Draft x DCW

= 15.5 x 70 = 1085 **(Ans)**

……………………………………Spindle Speed

Twist Constant = ————————————————- x TCP

………………………….Delivery Speed (inch/min)

…13000

= ————— x 83

…..525

= 2055.24** (Ans)**

**Conclusion**

I have tried to explain the production and other calculation formulas with examples of Ring Frame machine through this article. Hope this article will be helpful for those who are new to the **spinning mill** or those who are students.

**Author of this Article:**

Md. Imran Hossain

B.Sc. in Textile Engineering

Shahid Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College, Barisal.

Email: [email protected]

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