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Process Flow Chart of Bale Management

Process Flow Chart of Bale Management
S. M. Hossen Uzzal
Production Officer
Monnu Fabrics Ltd. Manikgonj
Email: uhossen@gmail.com



Bale Management:
Bale management is the judicious selection of cotton bales in the laydown in order to obtain consistent quality as well as economic spinning performance. For this at first samples are collected from 100% bales. The samples are tested in HVI and from there, the bales are categorized. The categorization is done on the basis of different fiber properties. Here it is done on the basis of Mic and chrome (+b) value. At first all the bales are categorized. Then from there they gives the list of bales for each lay-down of required number of bales. The average fiber properties from lay down to lay-down is kept constant. The list is sent to the warehouse. From there the store personnel procures the bales according to the category and send a list of the ID. No. of the bales. Then the QA personnel again checks whether these bales fulfill the requirements. Then from there the lay-down plan is prepared. During preparing it, one thing should be kept in mind that bales of same categories should not be placed right next to each other. Then according to the lay-down plan the bales are arranged under the bale plucker.
Bale management
From the above discussion we can define bale management in the following way,

Testing, sorting and mixing bales according to the properties of fibre for producing specific good quality of yarn at minimum cost is called Bale management.

Flow Chart of Bale Management:


Raw cotton



Bale moisture% test



Collecting sample



Sample testing



Classify bale



Bale law down



Mixing