A solar-powered ‘mini-ring frame’ spinning machine has been designed and developed by Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) in order to promote the Khadi industry, empower youth, boost self-employment and women empowerment.
Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) was requested to develop a new spinning machine for producing yarn out of coir fibre by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
LMW as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) is developing the machine.
“On my request LMW, Coimbatore, prepared a prototype of 32 spindle charkha. This futuristic machine has been developed by LMW and its chairman Sanjay (Jayavarthanavelu) on my request. This will help in decentralisation of yarn production and will create mass employment,” Union Minister of State for MSME, Giriraj Singh.
According to LMW, the machine is capable of producing high quality yarn in counts from 10s to 60s with solar power for nine hours a day-from 8am to 5pm. Peak production time is between 10 am and 4 pm.
This solar powered mini ring frame will fulfil the ever-demanding request of the khadi industry with a mechanised machine and safety features.
The productivity will be three times that of the traditional hand-used charkha and the quality of the yarn will also be much better.
The machine will be commercialised and will be useful for the khadi industry.
Giriraj Singh visited LMW limited in Coimbatore on July 17 to unveil the solar powered mini ring frame in a function held at the D Jayavarthanavelu Research and Development Centre.