With the TechnoCorder TC2, Service Thread is equipped with the right tool

As an industrial thread supplier committed to developing smart, adaptive solutions, our customer Service Thread, USA discovered that they needed a versatile twister that could adapt to the requests of their clients across an incredibly vast array of industries.

Service Thread has been frequently asked to create all kinds of threads and yarn to meet a variety of needs for their clients who manufacture hose, wire & cable, industrial fabrics, synthetic slings, tie-downs, and more. Therefore, they needed a twisting machine that enabled them to solve problems for their customers, which meant that they were looking for solutions that would:

  • Aid their clients by processing faster and running longer
  • Implement forward-thinking technologies
  • Pass cost savings onto their customers
  • Give maximum production and material flexibility for those who need it

Their solution?

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“We discovered that the Saurer TechnoCorder TC2 allows our team to provide higher-quality products and expand our customer base because of the features of this equipment.“
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Jay Todd
CEO, Service Thread USA
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Why they chose the TechnoCorder TC2

Service Thread has chosen the TechnoCorder TC2 premier twister for aramids and other specialty technical yarns. They pride themselves on driving innovation, which means using the latest and greatest equipment available to provide unbeatable answers to meet the needs of their customers. That left them with a clear solution: 
the TechnoCorder TC2.

Reduced energy consumption

The TechnoCorder TC2 offers energy-optimized modern drives and slim thread balloons that make for a more balanced use of energy, lowering the costs for twisting — savings which can be passed onto their clients. The TechnoCorder employs the use of a balloon limiter ring, which also reduces the yarn tension and other factors like air drag. This means less energy is used to achieve a better outcome — less tension and better twisting.

These factors improve processing for high-performance yarn and thread processing.

High production flexibility

The TechnoCorder TC2’s autarkic spindles offer a great deal more flexibility (and more economical use of machines) when solving clients’ problems.

Because the TC2 provides separate control of the spindle, capstan, traverse motion, and winding, as well as each twisting position, all of these elements can be adjusted and optimized to achieve the desired outcome for each individual client. Service Thread can even produce on-demand sample bobbins to test the performance of each industrial thread they create to allow for adjustment and fine-tuning.

So much of what differentiates their business relies on being able to pivot and tweak the thread they produce to meet the specific needs of their customers. The TechnoCorder TC2 gives them the power to do so.

Wide range of yarn counts

Depending on the machine configuration, the TechnoCorder TC2 is capable of running yarn counts from 235 to 60 000 dtex. Decitex, or dtex, refers to the measurement indicating the linear mass of yarn in grams per 10 000 meters.

Based on research of other twisting machines, no other machine offers Service Thread the same kind of option to shift between such a wide range of yarn counts.

Unparalleled production speed

Another factor that made the TechnoCorder TC2 a clear choice for Service Thread is the speed at which they can produce thread for their clients. The TechnoCorder’s delivery speed — up to 400 meters per minute — gives them the ability to customize threads and yarns for their clients at a price and rate that makes sense for their needs and budget.

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Capacity for twisting specialty yarns

The TechnoCorder TC2 twisting machine has been engineered as best in class for twisting Aramids, Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), Vectran, and other specialty fibers. This is perfect for Service Thread´s applications, where each new client brings a unique challenge with needs for differing materials and counts.

Improved spindle design

Better spindle design of the TechnoCorder TC2 machine gives their team more economically efficient processes and improved quality. A slim thread balloon and height-adjustable balloon thread guide make for more balanced use of energy and reduced twisting costs for their customers and for them.

This has helped Service Thread to become more competitive, take on new challenges, and collaborate to solve all kinds of problems and meet the needs of their customers across a wide range of industries and high-performance applications.

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The right tool for their solution-based processes

Ultimately, the TechnoCorder TC2 has helped Service Thread to do what they have always strived to do. Their business is not just about developing high-quality industrial yarn. They are constantly searching for ways to build partnerships. The Saurer TechnoCorder TC2 has helped them expand from offering a set list of products, and as a service-oriented company, that continues to be their top goal.

The flexibility of the TechnoCorder TC2 increases their capacity and ability to provide the highest quality innovative solutions in the industry. Service Thread is a global leader in developing and manufacturing engineered yarns and threads that match industrial demands. The TechnoCorder TC2 has helped them with their customers’ processing and design challenges.

Facts and figures  
CompanyService Thread
LocationLaurinburg, NC, United States
Number of employees130
ProcessesTreating, Twisting, Multi-end & Single-end Winding
ProductsStrength sewing thread for flat web and web slings
Industrial bag sewing thread
Sewing thread for geotextile applications
Sewing thread for fabrics and tarps
Industrial yarns for hose reinforcement
Yarns for wide and cable applications
Saurer machinery3x TechnoCorder TC2 Two-for-One twisting machine
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