Selecting Cotton Bales by Spinning Consistency Index and Micronaire Using Artificial Neural Networks
This paper presents a method of selecting cotton bales to meet the specified ring yarn properties using artificial neural networks. Five yarn properties and yarn count were used as inputs, whereas the Spinning Consistency Index (SCI) and micronaire were the outputs to the neural network models. Bales were selected according to the predicted combinations of SCI and micronaire. The properties of yarns spun from selected bales show good association with the target yarn properties.