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Fiber length

Fiber length measurement

The fiber sorter is an instrument which enables the sample to be fractionalized into length groups. The Baer sorter, the Shirley comb sorter, and the Suter-Webb sorter are the most popular method of the fiber sorter. Basically, the operation involves four main steps: Preparation of a fringe or tuft with all fibers aligned at one end. The separation or withdrawal of fibers in order of decreasing length. The preparation of a sorter diagram by laying the fibers on a black velvet pad in decreasing order of length, the fibers parallel and their lower ends aligned along a horizontal base line as shown in Figure. The analysis of the sorter diagram.

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Fiber Length and Length Distribution

After fineness, length is the most important property of a fiber. The length of cotton is directly related to its spinning performance. Knowledge of fiber length is necessary to manufacture a yarn of specific size on ring spinning system and typically longer fibers are used to manufacture fine yarns. Longer fibers are generally more uniform, finer, and stronger than shorter ones.

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