Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM) announced its proprietary E-WEBBINGS e-textile product base, designed to serve as a customizable base for a wide range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT). These smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunicative technology is integrated directly. The company says they allow for smaller final product size, lower weight, optimal user comfort, and significant cost savings.
E-WEBBINGS narrow woven fabrics are made from a wide variety of fibers and conductive elements that allow electronics and digital parts to be embedded in them. BRM works with customers to design the structural and conductive components that allow for the detection and gathering of data depending on the specific applications.
Before beginning work on designing and customizing E-WEBBINGS, BRM says their engineers took time to thoroughly understand the purpose and specific requirements of the end device, and work closely with their clients to ensure all needs were met.
According to BRM, designers carefully select each component and factor that goes into an E-WEBBINGS textile, “so the conductor, base webbing, power source, and sensor work seamlessly together.” Conductive fibers or wires can be woven right into the E-WEBBINGS fabric, allowing for transmission of power and information without the need for additional wiring in the final component. BRM says it also offers many sensor options, based on where within the product the textile structure is located, and what types of information and data it needs to measure.