Stoll at ITMA 2023 in Milano, Italy: Digital solutions for more efficiency in the flat knitting factory

STOLL PPS is a digital production planning and MES tool for flat knitting. The central platform for production data and production processes informs the customer online in real time about important events in his production. This makes it possible to react quickly to deviations. An operating calendar can be used for realistic planning and evaluation of production capacity. The collected data can be automatically transferred to an ERP system for process automation and used for support via remote maintenance. The handling of these data is subject to the highest security standards.

At the trade fair, a PPS showcase will be on display that can be used mobile from anywhere. It demonstrates in an uncomplicated way how bottlenecks can be quickly identified in day-to-day business.

The solutions of the CREATE range support the creative process in particular. The design software is used to develop virtual flat knitted products and enables a significant shortening of the design-to-market workflow. With the help of appropriate external software, 3D simulations of the designed flat knitted articles are also possible. This reduces the number of physical samples, with benefits for sustainability.

CREATE PLUS, a tried and tested member of the CREATE family, will be presented with new features. Added features include an intelligent function to determine the required tenacity and the explanation of a “knit and wear” programming using a video as an answer to the shortage of skilled workers. CREATE DESIGN also offers more performance with new features including yarn scanning capability and integration with Browzwear VStitcher and Assyst 3D-Vidya.

With CREATE LITE, a new CREATE software version also celebrates its premiere. The newcomer supports knitting technicians in the sustainable and efficient creation of classic fully fashion articles and technical knits. The support offered for this includes project management, various options for cut creation and editing, greatly improved modules, a large number of templates, a realistic knitted fabric view for checking and much more.

Textile inspiration and more

In addition to the machines on display, STOLL will be demonstrating the potential and fascination of flat knitting with textile innovations.

The exhibits are intended to do one thing above all: inspire and invite imitation. In addition to fashion items such as those from the new STOLL trend collection, technical applications such as a knitted bicycle frame will be on display.

A special highlight is the presentation of the book “Color in Knitting – By Designers, For Designers”. With this printed work, STOLL is sharing its know-how in the field of knitwear design on the occasion on the company’s 150th anniversary.

Further inspiration is provided by an interactive area in which exciting flat knitting projects are presented digitally. These include, for example, a virtual knitwear collection from a collaboration with a 3D software provider and a student project that gave new life to knitwear items from the STOLL archive.