Feel the power of Swiss innovation… Part 2 (continued)

The ITMA Preview continues with an extra TextileFutute Newsletter, and it is the second part on Swiss Exhibitors, all in alphabetical order.

Rieter opts for digitisation in the spinning industry

Crocodoff on machine
Customer specific engineering


•             Global network

•             Central Processing Unit and storage capacity & cost

•             Sensor/ identification technology

•             Data analytics

•             Mobile/ wireless communication

•             Machine learning


Ring Spinning Machine


•             Lots of talking – identify true benefits, make it work

•             Data sharing

•             Data security

•             Make industry experts work with digitization experts

•             “Digital” working mode

J 26 Air Spinning Plant
Compact Spinning Machine

Essential – Rieter Digital Spinning Suite

Way forward

SSM T 2.20 KTE
Suessen New Elite Compact System
Uptime HUD

Rieter as a System Provider answers Future Need

Business Group Components


  • Highest speed with best value of Yarn
  • Highest efficiency and best Yield on Raw Material
  • Highest speed and lowest Energy Consumption
  • Versatile production and Lowest Maintenance Cost

Benefits of SSM XENO

  • New Dimension of Yarn Creation

The latest innovations will come to light at a press conference on the first day of ITMA (June 20, 2019) and TextileFuture will report ad hoc.




Rüti Textil, a start-up with good potential

•             Rüti Textil is a new company founded in 2016 and located near Rüti, it owns various patents and the registered trademark Rüti Textil

•             We bring machines of the brands Sulzer Rüti and Sulzer Textil up to date with a new conversion concept based on the possibilities of industry 4.0

Gianfranco Di Natale with some developed state-of-the-art parts for improving older Sulzer Looms

•             Gianfranco Di Natale is the founder and main shareholder of Rüti Textil

•             Since 22 years a technology nerd of which over 16 years in the development of weaving machines thereof 12 years Sulzer Rüti/ Textil (G6200, P7150/7250, P7300/7300HP)


•             The quality, functionality and uniqueness of Sulzer Rüti and Sulzer Textil machines are exceptional

•             E.g. over 150’000 projectile weaving machines have been produced

•             Many have been in use for over 30 years and can easily produce another 30 to 40 years

How can this enormous potential be better exploited? 

Our products

•             Conversion kit with modules that optimize selected areas of the machine

•             The modules function independently, but can also be combined as desired

•             Modules are individually adapted to the customer’s needs      

You achieve:

  • more performance
  • better fabric quality
  • relief of the weaving machine itself

We are leading high-quality technology into the next generation

Photos Rüti Textil Innovations at the ITMA Barcelona

Meet you soon:

  • We will be at the ITMA together with CREALET at Hall 4 – Booth A110 & A111
  • Two specialists – Crealet – customized warp systems and Rüti Textil – expert in weft insertion:


Santex Rimar bets on highest performance and best fabric quality for knit production

Santex Rimar AG is showing with Santacompact RD their well-known felt belt compacting machine for the finishing of high-quality open-width knitted fabrics. This machine, specially designed for knitwear, enables the highest performance and best fabric quality to be achieved with minimum production and maintenance costs.


Santacompact RD is a double felt belt compactor in one line with levelling frame at the entry. This unique design of short and direct feed from the levelling frame into the special designed compacting zones ensures an excellent dimensional stability. Santex Rimar AG will show the latest version with special designed felt belt features to ensure the gentle handling of cotton or cotton blended knits and to maximise performance.


Saurer – discover how we power creation

In Barcelona, Saurer will present a range of new products, demonstrating our drive for continual innovation to our customers and the industry. With our E³ principle, we acknowledge our responsibility to create sustainable machinery – our new products require less energy and fewer resources while featuring optimised ergonomics to enhance user-friendliness. In addition, we are increasingly incorporating intelligent technology to augment the human effort.

Our focus is on meeting the needs of investors and operators of spinning mills as they strive to reach their goals. Since the beginning, our innovations have been the driving force behind our customers’ creations – from yarns to garments, tyres and artificial turf.

All captions courtesy of Saurer

We also understand that we need to address the unique needs of each client, which could range from funding issues to energy concerns. In addition, a number of Saurer business lines are celebrating anniversaries this year, the most long-lived of which, our embroidery business, was founded 150 years ago. To be a part of these festivities and to find out more about our solutions, visit Saurer at Stand B201 in Hall 6.

The innovations that Saurer Spinning Solutions will show at ITMA include new machinery, automation and digitisation technologies as well as quality-determining components and services. Saurer’s solution approach is also integrated into the product portfolio of the segment. Managing the spinning value chain from finalised package down to fibres gives Saurer a knowledge base that translates into a competitive advantage for our customers. For Saurer, the solution consists of more than just machinery. Automation, digitisation, service, training, consulting and even project financing are integral parts of a smart offering, conceptualised with customers’ top-of-mind requirements. 

A historic caption of the Saurer Embroidery Machine having had a tremendous success with customers around the world

The extension of the value chain from bale to package allows Saurer to have complete control over yarn quality along the entire process. While focusing on delivering perfect package quality for each spinning application from one source, we have divided the systems into ring spinning (Zinser System) and open-end spinning (Schlafhorst System). Our Zinser System focuses on flexibility and intelligent linkage in high-speed ring spinning, and features a new modular structure and intelligent RFID-based material flow. In open-end spinning, the Schlafhorst System embodies versatility with solutions for different yarn structures.

Saurer’s latest fully electronical embroidery machine Epoca 7 pro
A more detailed view of the electronical automation of Epoca 7 pro allowing detailed monitoring of the embroidery produced on the machine

The Saurer Technologies Segment is also presenting an array of innovative products. Our direct cabling machine CableCorder CC5 is already in its fifth generation – this version is even more economical and features a smart spindle concept as well as smart quality control and software solutions. Customers in the carpet yarn sector will need look no further than our new series of CarpetCabler/CarpetTwister – these machines are capable of fulfilling any requirement with ease. We will also be launching the latest generation of the CompactTwister, which has already demonstrated its dominance in the market with sales of over four million spindles. We are also offering a complete top-down embroidery solution – customers can complete each step of the ennoblement process, from the first drawing of the design to the final stitch on our Epoca 7 machine. Its HeadLine application system, also incorporating a new laser head that can cut virtually any fabric, allows customers to produce limitless designs. Automation features have resulted in a dramatic increase in productivity.

Ball bearings

With the launch of a device-monitoring system for all ball bearings, Saurer enters the market for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The system allows the constant condition monitoring of every single Temco bearing within a plant. Identifying positions with possible defects before serious malfunctions occur enables customers to take a proactive approach. Predictive maintenance based on the real load situation will become a reality.

The ltest generation of compact twisters

In our elastomer components business line, we are fulfilling customers’ requests for a ring-spinning cot with a hardness of 68 Shore A, completing the range of Accotex J-series cots from soft to hard with different lifetimes for different applications. The latest air jet-spinning aprons feature a redesigned composition of the inner layer in combination with a newly designed knurled structure, resulting in even gentler yarn treatment.

We look forward to showing you our latest innovations at ITMA 2019. To find out how we power your creations, visit us in Hall 6 at Booth B201.

Saurer Group is a leading globally operating technology group focusing on machinery and components for yarn processing. As a company with a long tradition, Saurer has always been a leader in innovation. Today, Saurer comprises the two segments Saurer Spinning Solutions and Saurer Technologies. Saurer Spinning Solutions offers high quality, technologically advanced and customer-specific automation solutions for processing staple fibre from bale to yarn. Saurer Technologies specialises in twisting and embroidery as well as engineered and polymer solutions. With annual sales revenues of EUR 1.1 billion, 4 300 employees, and locations in Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, the USA, China, India and Singapore, the strongly growing group is well positioned to serve the world’s textile industry centres. Saurer is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (securities code: 600545)


Sedo Engineering – Smart Indigo


See you in Barcelona


Steiger Swiss Knitting Technology

USTER Technologies – The evolution of quality management

Uster Technologies offers a unique portfolio of solutions for textile quality control, management and improvement, from fibre to fabric – adding value for each stage of production. Now USTER strengthens that concept even further, enabling textile producers to actually prevent poor quality, rather than just recording it.

This latest advance combines textile know-how and technology with smart software, as the textile industry embraces the digital age through intelligent systems which promise faster, better and more cost-effective manufacturing.

Digital quality management from fibre to fabric

USTER has a 70-year history, with a deep understanding of the textile processes and the challenges its customers are facing. Based on this, USTER is committed to continuously strengthening objective quality measurement and automation along the textile value chain. In 2018, this led USTER to enter the field of automated fabric inspection, with the acquisition of Elbit Vision Systems. Another important step was to bring the world-renowned USTER® STATISTICS quality benchmarks into the digital age, developing the USTER® STATISTICS 2018 app for smartphones and mobile devices. A commitment to continuous expansion and development will ensure that customers continue to enjoy growth and profits.

“Digitalization offers many opportunities for evolving and improving our systems and services,” says USTER CEO Thomas Nasiou. “At the same time, the core of our offering will always be Think QualityTM and all our efforts — whether in hardware, software or services – will aim towards quality measurement and management to maximize the value for our customers.”

Introducing data-based optimisation


As long ago as 2015, USTER introduced data evaluation to textile quality control, with the USTER® TESTER 6. This allowed users, for the first time, to combine both laboratory and in-process data from different production stages to optimize quality control and its management. In 2019, the next logical step is to extend this connected approach to the further production processes, to offer value modules which enable textile producers not only to be informed of quality problems but also prevent and optimize wherever possible. This is another major step in ‘managing a textile mill with quality in mind’.

Launching at ITMA 2019

USTER® QUALITY EXPERT, the Quality Management PlatformTM, collects and evaluates information from different production stages, making the entire process more transparent for managers and operators.

Quality Management Platform

The introduction of the Quality Management PlatformTM marks an important evolution for Uster Technologies. It combines collection and smart data analysis from more process steps with the next level of knowledge-based alerts about possible defects and extended prognosis of yarn performance in subsequent processes. Also very new is the possibility for better contamination control and quality-based optimization of the ring spinning process, including the possibility to stop defect production as early as possible.

Alerts are available on a mobile app and important performance indicators are also projected on dashboards – both with the target to trigger early reaction to problems. Of course, the reporting is also accessible on client terminals across the plant.

The Quality Management PlatformTM will form the centerpiece of the USTER presentation at ITMA 2019. At the same time, the comprehensive portfolio of online, laboratory, fabric inspection products and value-added services is being extended with further innovations.

Reflecting the spirit of continuous innovation, a completely new ITMA booth design will highlight the digitally-connected Uster Technologies offering and showcase developments across the entire portfolio.

The Uster Group is the leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality management for the textile industry. The Group provides testing and monitoring instruments, systems and services that allow optimization of quality through each individual stage of textile production. This includes raw textile fibres, such as cotton or wool, all staple fibre and filament yarns, as well as downstream services to the final finished fabric. The Uster Group provides benchmarks that are a basis for the trading of textile products at assured levels of quality across global markets. The Group’s aim is to forward knowhow on quality, productivity and cost to the textile industry.

The Group is headquartered in Uster, Switzerland and operates through a worldwide Market Organization complemented by Technology Centers. It has sales and service subsidiaries in the major textile markets and Technology Centers in Uster (Switzerland), Knoxville (USA), Suzhou (China) and Caesarea (Israel).