Innovator : P A Sekar,
Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu

Company : P A Sekar Scientific Research

There was a lot of wastage of time and requirement of manpower in changing the Pirn windings in power loom systems. The innovator was a traditional handloom weaver who shifted to power loom weaving to improve productivity. Kannipoduthal (combining the ends) is one of the manually done, labor-intensive tasks in weaving, which consumes a lot of time. In order to eliminate the drudgery involved in this task, he developed a machine to mechanize the process. In this new method, two weft cone stands are provided at the sides of the loom and they are specially arranged so that they have the capability of controlling yarn tension and electronic weft stop motion.