Tests running 24/7:
For some time now, Ole Christian has been running performance tests on new components.
Thanks to sensors and logging software, the tests run around the clock, workdays and weekends!
Right now we have one valve that has performed flawlessly for more than 2 million cycles: Translated into weaving, it corresponds to almost 4 million picks of tabby. If you weave 10 picks per cm, it corresponds to 2000 meters (~ 1 ¼ mile).
If you weave 10 picks per minute, it corresponds to roughly 3 300 hours. On average, the hour counter in the control cabinets for the TC-1 shows an annual average of 300 hours ~ 11 years of weaving!
Bjørn L on the electronics:
The biggest news is that the modules will have a WIRELESS connection to the loom!
Here from testing of antennas and elecronics:
Jan writes the software, and says that it is beginning to "talk to" the electronics!
Rune (right) and Eivind (left) discussing.
Isn't it AMAZING that so many highly skilled people put their minds into developing a new TC-loom!