Jigger machines are one of the oldest dyeing machines and have been used continuously for cloth dyeing operations all over the world. Even in this modern era, these machines are one of the most favored machines for dyeing purposes. The jigger machines are suitable for dyeing of woven fabrics without any creasing, up to boiling temperature. These machines are very organized and have optimal contact time with the fabric. Furthermore, these also ensure that sufficient solution of the dye gets dipped into the cloth fabric.
The jigger machines have two main rollers that revolve on smooth bearings attached to the machine along with a suitable driving mechanism. The fabric is wrapped on one of the main rollers and fed to the other roller through the dye color trough located at the lower part of the machine. Several horizontal spray pipes are fitted across the width of the trough to enable fabric rinsing.
Fabrics that are Generally Dyed on Jigger Machines :
Jigger machines are ideal for dyeing of all major woven fabrics, some of these fabrics are,
Plain woven fabrics
Suiting and shirting material
Features of Jigger Dyeing Machines :
The machines automatically calculate the r.p.m required that ensures exact fabric speed and requisite tension, thus providing excellent dye penetration.
The machines are also suitable for dyeing fabrics at atmospheric temperatures of up to 98 degrees celsius.
The jigger machines are ideal for dyeing of crease sensitive, permeable and non permeable fabrics.
The machines are power efficient, long lasting and require negligible maintenance.
Advantages of Jigger Machines :
Chemical and heat losses are lesser as compared to other machines such as winch dyeing machines.
The fabric to color ratio required is also lesser, thus providing significant savings on chemical cost and steam cost.
The fabrics can be dyed in an open width form.
Enhanced capacity, thus allowing for the dyeing of large quantities of fabric at once.