Design and development of an automatic kilcha (skeining) machine

  • D. Sargunamani
  • K. Raghu
  • Subhas V. Naik
Keywords: Silk, winding, manual, skein, machine


Denier test for raw silk testing requires skeins of 450 metres length in slightly twisted form (Kilcha), and the existing process
is done manually with skein winder, that has few drawbacks, which are low production, quality and higher time and labour.
Hence, the present study proposed to design and develop a machine to rectify the above drawbacks for faster production with
good-quality silk skeins, and to reduce testing time and labours involved in work. The innovated machine is designed and
developed as automatic skeining (Kilcha) machine and the result showed improvement in production, and quality with reduction
in time and labour compared to the manual winder.


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eISSN: 2141-2839
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