Quandaries and Queries


To whom it may concern
I am trying to get my head around a problem at the moment and I am drawing a blank. Can you help me?

We receive rolled fabric as part of our process and I would like to know is there a formula that could be used to estimate the overall length of the roll with out rolling the fabric out and measuring its length.

There is probably a simple method staring me in the face but I am stumped




Hi Paul,

If the cross-section of the roll is circular I can give you an answer if you know the thickness of the fabric. We received a similar question some time ago from someone who wanted to calculate the length of paper on a roll. If your roll is circular and you know the thickness of the fabric then this is the same problem. Look here at our solution and let me know whether it meets your needs.



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