Warp Floats — This defect is the result of two warp ends, drawn through the same harness, becoming joined by a floating attachment of fiber between the drop wires and the harness. As the attachment approaches the harness, it restricts proper shedding and interferes with the interlacing of the warp and filling yarns. Erratically, the attachment is made to slide back on the warp ends by the build up of tension from the harness movement to again repeat the cycle. This will continue until an end breaks or the restriction is noticed by the operator.
Listen to Warp Floats
- Defect Number: 0138
- Defect Type: Warp lines, vertical lines
- Fabric Type: Bottomweights - Twill Derivatives
- Severity: Major
- Category: I