Ascotex

Components for perfect yarns

Ascotex has been manufacturing accessories for textile machinery for over 40 years and has developed a wide product portfolio which includes:

Ceramic yarn guides

On any kind of textile machine with a running yarn, the yarn contact point is probably the most critical aspect, governing the friction and ultimately the tension and stability of the yarn.
Working closely with both leading machinery manufacturers and textile and wire producers, Ascotex has developed a range of ceramic bodies and surface finishes to suit specific applications.
To cope with greater abrasion as a result of ever increasing machinery speeds, the traditional hard chrome-plated steel is gradually being superseded by much harder industrial ceramics such as sintered aluminium oxides and titanium dioxides.

Ascotex offers a number of ‘low friction’ finishes on its A997 high-purity alumina body – ideal for use on synthetic fibre production machinery, which is run at extremely high speeds and demands that friction is minimal.

For applications running delicate yarns such as medical sutures and glass and carbon fibres meanwhile, the company has developed T27B – an extremely smooth, diamond-polished titania ceramic body. This material is also available in an electrically-conductive version (T27C), which permits the static discharge of a yarn.

Spin finish applicators, twist stops and bar guides

New types of spin-finish applicators introduced by Ascotex reduce both oil consumption and air turbulence, while other recent developments include lightweight twist stops, low-friction ceramic bearing rollers and extra-long ceramic bars and tubes.

The company has a comprehensive standard range of ceramic yarn guides usually available from stock.

Metal yarn guides and tension discs

While being the oldest products in the Ascotex portfolio, metal yarn guides and tension discs still play an important role on modern textile machines and have advantages over ceramics in terms of their design complexity, strength and thermal conductivity.

The company offers a bespoke manufacturing service to suit the exact requirements of its customers and is geared to making small runs, as well as bulk batches for machinery manufacturers.
Base materials include hardened steel, stainless steel, aluminium and brass. Wear-resistant hard chrome plating is available in various surface finishes – from mirror-bright through to matt.

Yarn tensioning units

Drawing on its experience in yarn guide manufacture, Ascotex also manufactures a wide range of yarn tensioning units. The standard range spans disc, gate, hysteresis and storage tensioners, in addition to bespoke designs manufactured to suit individual applications.

Yarn break detectors

The company offers simple, single-end ‘micro-switch’ type sensors, as well as multi-end ‘stop motion’ units which can be wired into the machine control circuits to provide feedback in the event of yarn breaks. The latest Ascotex stop motion for warping creels incorporates an infra-red light beam which detects the fall of a dropper arm and then activates an internal relay switch to provide feedback to the machine. The configuration of the stop motion can accommodate any number of yarn ends up to 100, and at various pitches.

Other textile machinery parts

The company’s large engineering workshop is equipped to manufacture a wide variety of other textile machinery components such as rollers, bobbin holders and take-off caps, springs, pressings, gears, wire clips, needles, blades and belts.

Catalogues and samples are available on request.

Ascotex

Components for perfect yarns

Ascotex Ltd.
Unit 3, Valley Forge Business Park,
Reedyford Road, Nelson,
Lancashire, BB9 8TU, United Kingdom

Ascotex has been manufacturing accessories for textile machinery for over 40 years and has developed a wide product portfolio which includes:

Ceramic yarn guides

On any kind of textile machine with a running yarn, the yarn contact point is probably the most critical aspect, governing the friction and ultimately the tension and stability of the yarn.
Working closely with both leading machinery manufacturers and textile and wire producers, Ascotex has developed a range of ceramic bodies and surface finishes to suit specific applications.
To cope with greater abrasion as a result of ever increasing machinery speeds, the traditional hard chrome-plated steel is gradually being superseded by much harder industrial ceramics such as sintered aluminium oxides and titanium dioxides.

Ascotex offers a number of ‘low friction’ finishes on its A997 high-purity alumina body – ideal for use on synthetic fibre production machinery, which is run at extremely high speeds and demands that friction is minimal.

For applications running delicate yarns such as medical sutures and glass and carbon fibres meanwhile, the company has developed T27B – an extremely smooth, diamond-polished titania ceramic body. This material is also available in an electrically-conductive version (T27C), which permits the static discharge of a yarn.

Spin finish applicators, twist stops and bar guides

New types of spin-finish applicators introduced by Ascotex reduce both oil consumption and air turbulence, while other recent developments include lightweight twist stops, low-friction ceramic bearing rollers and extra-long ceramic bars and tubes.

The company has a comprehensive standard range of ceramic yarn guides usually available from stock.

Metal yarn guides and tension discs

While being the oldest products in the Ascotex portfolio, metal yarn guides and tension discs still play an important role on modern textile machines and have advantages over ceramics in terms of their design complexity, strength and thermal conductivity.

The company offers a bespoke manufacturing service to suit the exact requirements of its customers and is geared to making small runs, as well as bulk batches for machinery manufacturers.
Base materials include hardened steel, stainless steel, aluminium and brass. Wear-resistant hard chrome plating is available in various surface finishes – from mirror-bright through to matt.

Yarn tensioning units

Drawing on its experience in yarn guide manufacture, Ascotex also manufactures a wide range of yarn tensioning units. The standard range spans disc, gate, hysteresis and storage tensioners, in addition to bespoke designs manufactured to suit individual applications.

Yarn break detectors

The company offers simple, single-end ‘micro-switch’ type sensors, as well as multi-end ‘stop motion’ units which can be wired into the machine control circuits to provide feedback in the event of yarn breaks. The latest Ascotex stop motion for warping creels incorporates an infra-red light beam which detects the fall of a dropper arm and then activates an internal relay switch to provide feedback to the machine. The configuration of the stop motion can accommodate any number of yarn ends up to 100, and at various pitches.

Other textile machinery parts

The company’s large engineering workshop is equipped to manufacture a wide variety of other textile machinery components such as rollers, bobbin holders and take-off caps, springs, pressings, gears, wire clips, needles, blades and belts.

Catalogues and samples are available on request.

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