ITMA Preview Part 4 (continued)

We continue our series on the ITMA Barcelona preview with various selected textile machinery manufacturers, and textile chemicals, colorants and additives companies, as well as printing firms from different countries, and in alphabetic order

State of the Art“ technology and „Best of Textile“ solutions for Warp Knitting, Warp Preparation and Technical Textiles by Karl Mayer

The innovative textile machinery manufacturer will present here technical pioneering solutions for an efficient, flexible production in the fields of Warp Knitting, Warp Preparation and Technical Textiles, as well as new digital products of the sector‘s software trendsetter, KM.ON. Moreover, under the motto „Future of Textiles“ the company will present clever textile solutions for new, exciting applications and markets as well as contributions to the topic of sustainability. Progressive warp preparation technology for processing high-quality yarns and an experience world with fabricsfull of creative ideas will round off KARL MAYER’s presence at ITMA.

1.            Warp-knitting machines with improved price-performance ratio and new textile products

Composite Machine

In the field of raschel machines a new RSJ 4/1 EL will be premiered at ITMA. Offering 50 % more working width at the same speed compared to its predecessor, this machine is highly productive and uniquely flexible. Thanks to the EL technology, it is possible to ensure a rapid pattern change and to produce patterns with long repeats. For the development of new articles, the innovative model takes full advantage of the integration into the KM.ON eco system. This machine is the first representative which in the product category k.innovation, provides optimum support for the virtual textile development commonly used today.

Under the LACE.EXPRESS trademark, KARL MAYER launched the OJ series in 2016, perfectly tailored to the special needs of the apparel market. At ITMA 2019, this manufacturer will now present a self-contained, complete 134″ machine platform for the intimate sector., The company will offer a B- (Back) version and a F-Jacquard (Front) version for each of the representatives. The special highlight of the system: the related models are compatible to one another. Every machine can be upgraded to the technical level of high-bar platform neighbours. Low-bar articles can be produced on high-bar machines without any adjustments. In this way, the customer benefits from highest flexibility. In Barcelona an OJ 91/1 B will be on show.

OJ91B

Besides, in its „Future of Textiles“ Application Show, KARL MAYER will be presenting extraordinary product developments, that require little effort during making-up but offer a lot of chic and function: well thought-out solutions for highly comfortable bras with few seams, a sporty body made from novel power lace with shaping and supporting effects as well as a swimsuit in lace look.

RDPJ 6/2 EL machine

As far as the double Raschel technology is concerned, KARL MAYER will show how a new RDPJ 6/2 EL machine can be used to open up a previously unknown product world. The outstanding warp-knits are marketed under 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS. They attract attention by pronounced, three-dimensional and manifold patternings on the outer sides, but they can also show open-work patterns, that are a clear advantage over competitive products of circular knitting. Eye-catching 4D-KNIT.SOLUTIONS articles can be seen in the „Future of Textiles“ area. A live machine demonstration will be organized to present the RDPJ 6/2 EL, 138ʺ, in a gauge of E 24.

As innovation in the field of tricot machines, KARL MAYER will be displaying the first three-bar HKS model with electronic guide bar control. The new HKS 3-M-ON offers the same performance in terms of speed and design variety as the previous version, but thanks to an innovative gear solution it is faster and simpler during pattern change. Instead of pattern disks, it is only necessary to exchange data. The required information can simply be downloaded to the machine from a secured cloud. In Barcelona, a HKS 3-M-ON, 180ʺ, in E 28, will demonstrate its flexibility during a performance show while working an eye-catching demonstration pattern, showing the interlinking of different lappings.

2.            Innovations for the entire warp preparation sector

KARL MAYER will showcase its new MULTI-MATIC® 32 for producing sample and short production warps. This new machine impresses with its excellent price-performance ratio. and offers all the advantages of the KAMCOS® 2 platform. Thanks to the integrated OPC UA interface in particular, the machine can be digitally networked and the operating data can be collected in real time.

Regarding the direct beamers, KARL MAYER has consistently pursued its twin product line strategy. The new ISODIRECT was successfully launched at ITMA ASIA 2018 as a standard model, and the PRODIRECT will be presented to the public as a version for the premium market at the next ITMA in Barcelona. The latest electronic systems, the KAMCOS® 2 platform, and sophisticated technical solutions make this new machine the high-end model that achieves optimum levels in terms of quality and productivity.

ProDirect

Moreover, KARL MAYER will be showing the new stop motion MULTIGUARD as prototype. Positioned at the exit to the creel, this newcomer continuously determines the yarn tension values of all the yarns, thus, also controlling any yarn breakages and tension peaks.

Guests will be able to experience the latest generation of sectional warping machines via a live link at KARL MAYER’s German site in Hausen. The PROWARP® will be demonstrating its new features and capabilities. The latest innovations include a modern module for the camera-assisted recording of production data, which is important for the high reproducibility of beam build-up. The PROACTIVE Warping is also new. This new brand is a self-learning quality control system, which records the quality-relevant beam parameters by means of sensors and compares them with the target values. If any deviations occur, the production data are optimised accordingly when processing repeat orders. A high beam quality can be achieved, irrespective of the operatives.

With models and presentations, KARL MAYER will be showing innovative technical solutions for guaranteeing improved efficiency and sustainability in the denim production in its „Future of Textiles“ sector. One main focus in this context is the topic of SUSTAINABLE DENIM. KARL MAYER presents a newly developed technology for an indigo dyeing process in nitrogen atmosphere, which ensures an optimum setting of the dye in terms of solidity and brilliant tone, at the same time requiring less dye bath volume, chemicals and water. The dyeing process ensures highest efficiency.

Also on show will be the new LINK-MATIC® system for the automatic knotting of the batches on the PRODYE-S indigo machine and the PROSIZE sizing machine. By means of this innovation it is possible to reduce retooling times to just a few minutes. The almost continuous production increases machine efficiency, at the same time reducing waste yarn and personnel expenditure. The perfect arrangement of the warp after retooling reduces the share of second-grade fabric.

3.            Premiere of a composite machine and innovative technical applications

KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH is continuing to develop into a systems supplier for non-crimped fabrics (NCFs) and is launching a new line for producing thermoplastic unidirectional tapes (UD tapes). The company is already known for its multiaxial warp knitting machines and its fibre spreading unit. This newcomer combines a completely revised spreading module with well-thought-out impregnation technology in a continuous, efficient processing sequence. The seamless interface guarantees a consistently high spreading quality.

With their high quality and precise alignment of the continuous fibres, the tapes are ideal for use in highly stressed, fibre-reinforced, lightweight structures. The thermoplastic matrix also allows for effective processing, enabling mass production to be carried out. The new line, with its high production speed and ability to produce tapes in a broad range of widths, is also suitable for mass production. Not only the new machine will be presented at ITMA, but also one of the products produced on it, together with the sequences for producing a structural component for the automobile sector.

In the „Future of Textiles“ area, the visitors will have the opportunity to see very promising applications for the textiles manufactured on the machines made by KARL MAYER Technische Textilien. The focus here is on the issue of concrete components reinforced with carbon or glass fibre NCFs rather than steel. By using textile concrete, it is possible to save up to 70% of the concrete and, as a result, CO2 emissions, energy and component weight can all be reduced. Other promising applications of technical warp-knitted textiles in the construction sector include cost-effective, flexible, stable roofing materials and bitumen roofing felts, special plaster grids that increase the cracking resistance in the plaster, and self-adhesive tapes for repairing any cracks and holes that do occur.

Besides, an innovative solution for personal protection equipment will also be showcased: a new bulletproof vest made from an aramid NCF, that is both effective and comfortable to wear. The functional textile was produced on a multiaxial warp-knitting machine, type COP MAX 5 with online spreading process.

4.            Expanding the portfolio of solutions of the digital brand KM.ON

At ITMA ASIA 2018, KARL MAYER launched its own digital brand, KM.ON, the associated digital product portfolio with eight categories, and the first solutions. Other offers will follow just in time for the next ITMA in Barcelona.

k.production is also launching its first product. This new digital tool combines a PDA system with a ticket system to enable any disruptions in production to be managed efficiently. Main advantages: Any problems can be dealt with quickly, and the root cause can be tackled rapidly by displaying the relevant sequence.

k.management enables the current production process to be viewed remotely and now includes a greater range of parameters. The key performance indicator, warp beam running time, is a new feature. It provides information quickly and clearly on imminent beam changes, and thus contributes to reducing downtimes and maintenance times.

The new features in the k.maintenance system focus on the topic of planned maintenance. With specified maintenance plans and active reminders of pending jobs, this tool should help to minimise the risk of machine breakdowns.

The k.innovation covers the first software developments, which will enable customers to shorten their time-to-market considerably by adapting their workflows and processes. For example, the software is not installed in situ but is used via a browser. This enables several users to cooperate.

The key for accessing all the KM.ON solutions, k.ey, has also been upgraded. It also enables KARL MAYER’s older machines, equipped with KAMCOS® 1, to be integrated as well as machines belonging to the Warp Preparation Business Unit.

5.            Ecological solutions from the machine to the textile

KARL MAYER keeps the focus on the topic of sustainability. In the course of the generation change of the high-performance warp-knitting machines, almost all models have been equipped with LEO®. The Low Energy Option enables an average energy saving of 10% compared to conventional counterparts, thus, helping to reduce the consumption of resources.

Moreover, it is possible to process resource-saving yarns on KARL MAYER machines. In Barcelona, a HKS 3-M EN will work a textile completely from a recycled filament yarn on the basis of bottleflakes, produced by Trevira. The article carries the new SINFINECO label, which is granted by the fibre manufacturer for textiles made from his sustainable products.

A selection of sustainable warp-knits and application concepts is offered by KARL MAYER’s „Future of Textiles“ section under CLEANER.PRODUCTIONS. These include warp-knitted articles as ecologically beneficial alternative to woven fabrics for modern streetwear and TERRY.ECO terry textiles. TERRY.ECO represents an efficient technological solution for more sustainability, for energy- and resource-saving systems during terry fabric production.

The topic of SUSTAINABLE DENIM is especially addressed to the manufacturers belonging to the denim sector.

Karl Mayer presents also innovations from the textile world for modern life

KARL MAYER will be presenting at Hall 8, Booth B 107, state-of-the art technology and best-of-textile solutions for warp knitting, warp preparation and technical textiles

KARL MAYER will take its visitors on a voyage of discovery through the textile world of tomorrow at ITMA, which is to be held from 20 to 26 June 2019. The visitors can expect a display of highly efficient, complete solutions for production, which will give them the edge over their competitors in the long term. The show includes flexible, trendsetting machines with excellent cost:benefit ratios for use in warp knitting, innovations in warp sampling and direct warping for the warp preparation sector, a completely new machine for composite materials, and new products of the software trendsetter of the industry, KM.ON. The subject of “Future in Textiles” will also showcase well-thought-out textile solutions for modern living and highlight the most important trends of our times – digitisation and sustainability. Innovative warp preparation technology for processing high-quality yarns and a display of exciting fabrics will round off KARL MAYER’s presentation at ITMA.

This innovative show is intended to inspire the sector. “With the innovations that we intend to show at ITMA, we are forging a link from machine building, through applications, textiles and yarns, to the world of digitisation. With our holistic approach, we meet the demands of the upheavals of our time. The nature of production, as well as the use of resources and new technology, and the development of new fabrics and textile materials are all changing radically. These far-reaching changes are throwing up many questions. With the offers of our company, we want to provide our customers with answers and make them confident that their future will be a successful one,” says Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER’s CEO.

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Simpler and smarter with Monforts at ITMA 2019

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will demonstrate a range of new advances made possible by Industry 4.0 techniques

At Hall 2 Booth D101, visitors will discover the possibilities of ‘digital twin’ capability – now being made available for all Monforts machine systems – and that by exploiting the latest advanced sensor technology, comprehensive technical machine data can now be virtually mapped in the cloud in real time.

The data can be easily accessed using the new Monforts Smart Support and Smart Check apps for an instantaneous status overview.

All specifications relating to machine performance and the production process can be mapped, to enable vastly simplified and targeted analysis for controlled planning and production. Insights harnessed from such analysis can be used to optimise the actual production process.

At the same time, potential sources of error can be anticipated and eliminated, enabling improved machine availability while considerably minimising downtime.

Parts prediction

In addition, the digital twin system provides information on the individual wear parts of a system, such as, for example, converters or gears.

“Operators and mill managers are informed by Smart Check sensors when maintenance or the replacement of key components will be required, well ahead of time,” explains Monforts Vice President Klaus A. Heinrichs. “Direct access to the integrated Monforts webshop allows users to instantly order such parts when they are needed, virtually preventing machine downtime.”

Digital twin capability is now being made available on all Monforts machine ranges.

On request, Monforts can also virtually monitor machine performance and pro-actively alert customers to the need for preventative action. In such cases, however, data is only ever called from the cloud by Monforts when customers have given their full consent, in the interests of data security.

Data from Smart Check, for example, can even be used to analyse a system’s energy requirements, allowing machine operation to be optimised by tailoring production runs to the peaks and troughs of electricity costs.

Remote maintenance assistance

The latest Montex stenter incorporating the latest Industry 4.0 features allows a further 13% reduction in energy consumption to be achieved.

At present with Smart Support, customers can also contact Monforts service via smartphone or tablet, in order to access support on site via a remote visual link. Monforts service specialists can point out individual system parts on the customer’s smartphone and assist them in troubleshooting. Documents such as machine documentation can also be shown in real-time via white-board over a smartphone, tablet or office PC.

“The Monforts digital twin system and apps are being made available for all of our machine ranges going forward and will make the operations of our customers considerably smarter, and at the same time, simpler,” Mr Heinrichs concludes.

Monforts introduces the CYD multi-colour yarn dyeing system

This latest CYD denim processing technology integrates new functions and processes into the weaving preparatory processes – spinning, direct beaming, warping and assembly beaming, followed by sizing and dyeing – in order to increase quality, flexibility, economic viability and productivity.

“Denim finishing is a field in which Monforts has an undisputed lead and we have been working closely with our many partners in the key denim manufacturing countries of China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil to develop new advanced solutions,” says Monforts Head of Denim Hans Gerhard Wroblowski. “The CYD system has been developed in response to a very strong market demand.”

CYD technology integrates new functions and processes into the weaving preparatory processes.

Econtrol® is a pad-dry process employed in Monforts continuous dyeing in which the reactive dyestuff is fixed to the cellulose fibres during drying and the CYD multi-colour yarn dyeing system introduces a number of new concepts based on it, including the unique Eco Bleach process.

Convincing results from the new CYD system

This is the first bleaching system for yarn treatment available on the market and will be of particular interest to denim manufacturers.

The Eco Bleach system is combined with the washing units and the fabric is then dyed immediately, resulting in considerable savings in waste water and chemicals.

Direct beaming of the yarns prior to dyeing

The most effective dyeing process for fabrics is now being applied for yarn dyeing and it is possible to process short batches of between 5-10,000 metres of yarn in order to produce 2-300 metres of fabrics in a single continuous process.

The new CYD system is available for demonstrations and trials at the Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany

In its raw state, cotton has a light brownish/yellow tinge and bleaching is necessary to ensure its pure whiteness prior to dyeing. On conventional systems, this involves a separate process step, but with the CYD multi-colour yarn dyeing system it is now integrated into the Econtrol® process for full dyeing pre-treatment.

Further benefits and savings with the new Monforts MonforClean

With the introduction of the new MonforClean exhaust air treatment system and other unique process innovations, Monforts has been able to further reduce the energy consumption of Montex stenters by a further 13%.

Exhaust air treatment on stenter frames has posed particular challenges over the years, since the air can contain significant amounts of oil, fibre and even wax particles that may see emissions limits being reached in the processing of certain fabrics, depending on the legal specifications.

In addressing this issue, Monforts is now incorporating the MonforClean module into the stenter frame, so there is no additional space requirement. At the same time, the costs for laborious secondary installations and the piping of the exhaust air treatment components, as well as supporting structures are eliminated due to the machine configuration.

The waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air, resulting in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required compared to gas and thermal oil heating. 

The further integration of an automatic exhaust air filter washing system automatically cleans the module elements, ensuring the consistent efficiency of both the filter and heat recovery modules.

The modular MonforClean system is also available in different expansion stages and automates the heat recovery and exhaust air treatment, while eliminating odours and ensuring the exhaust air is highly purified before escaping into the atmosphere.

This allows finishing mills to always be on the safe side, ensuring growing future demands in respect of heat recovery, exhaust air cleaning and odour elimination can always be met when required.

Bionics

Another challenge on a finishing line is exposure of the fabrics to ambient air at the stenter’s entrance and exit, which can also lead to a loss of energy. 

The patented Monforts Bionic Fin® slot sealing absolutely minimizes air leakage at the fabric inlet and outlet of the stenter chamber

A new innovation here is in the form of advanced slot sealings based on a patented new flexible material in a configuration that draws on bionics – specifically the way the fins of fish will automatically steer a passage through water with endless, barely discernible movements.

The Montex Stenter to be shown in Barcelona

This material serves to hermetically seal the stenter frame at the infeed and outfeed while constantly adjusting to the profile of the different fabrics being cured and ensuring an absolute minimum of cold air is drawn in and only marginal warmth can escape.

Eco Applicator

Additional energy can be saved by installing a Monforts Eco Applicator in front of a Montex stenter, which can significantly minimise the application of finishing formulations required for specific treatments compared to a padder/foulard, resulting in a big reduction in the energy required for subsequent drying in the stenter and reducing the amount of residual liquor when draining the trough after the finishing process.

“The latest energy-optimised Monforts stenter frame – especially combined with a downstream Eco Applicator – sets new benchmarks in terms of energy efficiency and helps conserve resources,” says Klaus Heinrichs, Monforts Vice-President. “Setting the initial moisture content requirement for a specific process, before drying to a minimum value with an automated process, helps reduce heat evaporation and consequently, energy consumption.

“In addition, the hermetic sealing of the stenter frame prevents the loss of heated air as well as the ingress of excessive cold air – which has to be heated back up. The MonforClean module automates the heat recovery and exhaust air treatment processes, while eliminating odours. As a result, the maximum possible energy savings no longer depend on the machine operator, but are instead harnessed in automatic operation. The MonforClean’s modular design can be adapted individually to the needs of the customer. Options include the HR heat recovery module only, the HR plus the EAC (exhaust air cleaning) module or the HR, EAC and a UV module for elimination of odours. The system prevents visible smoke from coming out of the stack of a dryer.

“In total, the latest Monforts energy-optimised stenter frame will cut energy consumption by up to forty per cent compared to a conventional stenter equipped with no heat recovery or energy optimisation measures. We invite all existing and new customers who are looking to conserve resources and save long-term on costs in the energy-intensive drying process to come and talk with us at ITMA 2019. Thanks to a significant reduction in energy costs, they will discover that the investment costs in new Monforts installations pay off surprisingly quickly.”

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Mouvent’s world premiere of its new digital textile printer to take place at ITMA 2019

Attendees in Barcelona can see the new machine in action at Hall 3/Booth C101

Mouvent will unveil its new textile machine – the TX802 – for the very first time at ITMA 2019, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, which takes place in Barcelona, Spain, from 20-26 June 2019.

There will be 6 official live demonstrations each day of the TX802 at Stand H3/C101, at the following times: 10h30, 11h30, and then from 13h30 every hour. But of course, on demand demos are always possible, as well. The Mouvent Team welcomes you to visit us at the stand and see the next evolution in digital printing for the textile industry. If you would like to arrange an appointment to speak with a Mouvent expert, please register here www.mouvent.com/meta/events.

The TX802 will world premiere at this year’s ITMA show in Barcelona

The new TX802 builds on the success of Mouvent’s popular inaugural digital textile printer, the TX801. TX802 is an 8-color multi-pass digital textile printer producing the highest print quality on textiles with up to 2,000 DPI optical resolution, and is associated with very high printing speeds of up to 100 linear m/min. It has double the output of the TX801, producing up to 400 sqm per hour of perfectly printed fabrics. It achieves this with only 20% additional space required compared with the TX801. 

Ghislain Segard, Marketing & Sales Manager, Textile Machines at Mouvent: “I’m convinced that ITMA visitors will be enchanted by the new dimension of quality and performance that our TX802 represents.”

“The TX802 really demonstrates the benefits of the Mouvent™ Cluster technology,” said Ghislain Segard, Marketing & Sales Manager, Textile Machines at Mouvent. “It is the reason why we can develop a machine that has double the output of the TX801 with minimal extra floor space required. By simply duplicating the clusters, each color is jetted by two printing heads, providing the highest-quality result with the greatest efficiency of space and cost.”

The Mouvent™ Cluster is an ingenious digital printing technology, which uses clusters instead of fixed size print bars by color, arranging them in a modular, scalable matrix. The result is one system that can be simply adapted for all substrates, of all widths, for all markets. The innovative cluster design is the base building block for all systems, current and in development and will be the centerpiece of Mouvent machines for a wide variety of other markets beyond textiles, such as labels, corrugated board, flexible packaging, folding carton and more.

As well as the TX802, Mouvent will also reveal its own Digital Front End – titled Mouvent™ DFE – for the first time. Mouvent™ DFE enables seamless, simple preparation of print data and excellent print results.

The TX801 will also be at the Mouvent stand. The TX801 is a very durable, compact and accessible printer, which has proven to be very popular with customers worldwide since its launch in 2017. The machine will run special applications with acid-inks.   

Reto Simmen: “We are very excited to share this new digital textile printer with customers from all around the world at this important venue.”

“This is the first time that Mouvent will be at ITMA, and we are so excited to showcase our two digital textile printers and our new digital front end,” said Reto Simmen, Mouvent’s Chief Business Officer. “Based on the reaction to the TX801 over the last two years from many happy customers, we are confident that the TX802 will be equally well received. We look forward to meeting everyone in Barcelona!”

USA based Tandematic, world leader in stenter accessories, announces the release of the next generation Rail Mounted Trimmer and Rail Guidance System.

These two products will be showcased at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona Spain.

Tandematic, for over 40 years, has continuously innovated products whose ultimate goal is to minimize wasted fabric on stenters. Effective decurling, precision pinning, efficient glue application and finally, minimizing edge trim to less than 4 mm means more salable cloth and less waste in landfills.

Developed by a cross functional team of product designers, engineers, field technicians, and manufacturing specialists, the next generation products operate efficiently with minimal downtime, ease of maintenance, and utilize the latest software, electronics and mechanical innovations (including 3-D printed parts). Both products are Industry 4.0 compliant

The Rail Mounted Trimmer – GEN II (pictured left) employs a shearing action using proprietary mounting of self – lubricated, hardened blades. Onboard electronics automatically adjust trimmer speed for accurate, clean cutting while optimizing blade life. Blades are safely removed for re-sharpening using a single tool. As part of a corporate sustainability initiative, Tandematic offers an economical blade exchange program recycling worn blades for re-use.

Edge sensors working with precision actuators automatically maintains preset distance between fabric edge and point of cutting regardless of tension adjustments or process changes.

Trim waste removal is accomplished using a revamped air management system for the GEN II trimmer. Positive pressure aspirators effectively remove trim waste and eliminate clogs common with negative pressure designs.

The entire Gen ll trimmer system uses fewer parts, occupies less space and adapts to any stenter. Standalone systems also are available for applications where a stenter is not used.

An equally important component in trim waste reduction is precision pinning.

The Tandematic GEN II Rail Guider (pictured right) utilizes latest sensor technology seeing any color or configuration – stripes, patterns, etc. without sensitively adjustment. This feature eliminates sensitive operator tuning. Reflectors or below web targets are not required.

Updated control center employs an extremely fast zero dead-band mode for precise exact pinning. Deadband based systems are satisfied with an inherent error unacceptable when minimal trim waste is important.

Redesigned servo-motors position the rail through effective use of a ball screw mechanisms in response to sensor signals with zero backlash or overtravel. The redesigned rail actuator uses 30% fewer parts weighing 50% less than earlier versions.

Maximum rail speed is greater than 200mm/s for quickly accommodating fabric upset conditions (holes, seams, etc.). This rapid response virtually eliminates mispins and overpinning.

The entire Tandematic product line is optionally available on most OEM Stenters or adaptable to existing equipment.

Tandematic is currently accepting orders for GEN II products with Q3 shipments

Visit Tandematic at Hall 2/ Booth A104.

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Oerlikon celebrates four world premieres at ITMA Barcelona 2019

 “Clean Technology. Smart Factory”

Oerlikon invites all visitors to this year’s ITMA in Barcelona on a journey into the future of manmade fibre production. From 20 to 26 June 2019, the world market leader will show all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fibre production in a virtual 4D showroom at its 1,000 m² stand in Hall 7, A101: “Clean Technology. Smart Factory.” is the motto of the future. And, this is only a stone’s throw away from reality at the stand. Because today Oerlikon is presenting four world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in a new, innovative industrial design. Together with numerous other innovations, all this forms the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

The challenges for the manmade fibre industry are manifold and Oerlikon shows its customers solutions:

1. Choosing the right business model

Price pressure on fibre and yarn manufacturers is growing due to global market consolidation. Here it is important to position oneself correctly. Are you producing polyester, nylon or polypropylene for the niche market and skimming off good margins with innovative products and ingenious material properties, or are you looking for business success through economies of scale in the volume market such as the constantly growing apparel sector? Oerlikon has the right answers for both business models. And the most important thing: the market leader supplies all solutions from a single source. See for yourself at the world premieres of the machine and system concepts of WINGS FDY PA6, BCF S8 Tricolor and the revolutionary eAFK Evo texturing machine.

2. Finding alternatives for good personnel

Finding good operators in the manmade fiber industry is becoming increasingly difficult, even in emerging industrial nations such as China, India and Turkey. The solution is obvious. What, for example, the automotive industry achieved years ago with the 3rd Industrial Revolution is now also taking its course in the textile industry. And at the same time it is even shifting up a gear. In the next step, automation in combination with digitization will lead to new, sustainable production. Oerlikon will be showing how automation and digitization interact at ITMA. Self-learning machines and systems, artificial intelligence (AI), remote services and edge computing are just a few of the key words in the digital half of the new Oerlikon Manmade Fibers DNA.

3. Guarantee quality and traceability

The qualities of the fibers and yarns must meet the highest demands and their production must be traceable throughout the textile value chain. This no longer only plays an important role in the automotive industry, where safety is of paramount importance. Other branches of industry that use fibres, yarns and nonwovens also want to know where the raw materials they produce for consumer articles come from. Legal regulations are demanding this more and more frequently. Oerlikon offers optimal solutions with its DIN ISO certified manufacturing processes. More than half of the world’s manmade fibre producers are convinced every day that the qualities produced on Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Nonwoven equipment are right – and all visitors to ITMA can do the same on site.

4. Efficient and sustainable production

In the future, the materials produced from manmade fibers must become part of a further improved global recycling economy. The recycling of polyester – with over 80% market share the most frequently used manmade fiber in the world – has not only been on the agenda since today. Oerlikon already has solutions at hand: from PET bottles to fibers and filaments, to textiles and carpets. ITMA is the next step. With the VacuFil® Oerlikon in cooperation with the subsidiary company BBEngineering presents the world premiere No. 4 – a recycling solution within a running polyester production with a waste-free approach.

Vision becomes reality

The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment thus demonstrates what the ITMA in Barcelona promises as the world’s leading trade fair for textile machinery and plant construction: “Innovating the world of textiles – sourcing for a sustainable future”. In Hall 7, Booth A101, this becomes already reality.

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) develops modern materials, systems and surface technologies and provides specialized services aimed at securing high-performance products and systems with long lifespans for customers. Supported by its technological core competencies and its strong financial footing, the corporation continues its medium-term growth plan by implementing three strategic factors: focusing on attractive growth markets, ensuring structural growth and expanding through targeted M&A activities. Oerlikon is a globally-leading technology and engineering corporation, operating its business in two segments (Surface Solutions and Manmade Fibers) and employing around 10500 members of staff at 175 sites in 37 countries worldwide. In 2018, Oerlikon generated sales of CHF 2.6 billion and invested around CHF 120 million in research & development.

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PICANOL presents a brand new Airjet Machine

Picanol will demonstrate its latest weaving technology at ITMA Barcelona. ITMA Barcelona will see the world premiere of a brand new airjet machine, the OmniPlus-i, which represents a new benchmark in airjet weaving. This further builds on the solid base of nearly 40 years of experience in airjet weaving, during which over 100000 airjet machines have so far been shipped. In total, Picanol will have 12 machines on display at ITMA Barcelona. In addition to 5 new airjet weaving machines, Picanol will also present 5 rapier weaving machines with many new developments. Furthermore, a rapier machine in Jacquard execution will be on display at the Bonas booth and a terry airjet at the Stäubli booth. The Picanol booth will be located in Hall 4, Booth 101.

In an ever-changing world, the needs of the weaving mills as well as the expectations of the operators are evolving rapidly. The increasing awareness regarding environmental topics, increasing costs and the availability of resources and skills, as well as the digital revolution, will push us in new directions.

For this reason, Picanol products are designed with a focus on four principles: 

1) Smart Performance: Performance is the first requirement for any weaving machine or feature, and the most obvious indicator is the theoretical maximum speed. Very often, however, the gap between this theoretical speed and the effective speed under real life circumstances is huge. That’s why we at Picanol conceive our machines around the principle of ‘Smart Performance’: an intelligent machine design combined with self-learning software, allowing the best possible practical speed and real performance under any given circumstances.

2) Sustainability Inside: When it comes to waste prevention and energy consumption reduction, Picanol has been taking up its responsibility for years. Our machines are conceived with a built-in capacity for sustainability. We have proven this with our pioneering Sumo Drive concept, introduced in 1996, and up until today still the most energy efficient main drive available. Sustainability is also about waste management. We not only reduce waste but try to avoid it completely. Our EcoFill feature serves here as an excellent example.

3) Driven by Data: Everybody realizes that in the next decades digitization will become ever more important. Data have to be captured, made accessible and usable for production optimization and artificial intelligence. Since the first introduction of electronics on weaving machines in the 70s, Picanol has been at the forefront of digitization. With every new machine, we continue to be a trendsetter in this field and to further deploy Industry 4.0 in the weaving industry: the self-setting machine is just around the corner.

4) Intuitive Control: Our children inspire us, especially in their intuitive and effortless handling of technology. Wireless-ready, robust and designed for maximum instant readability, the new generations will not accept anything less than that. This user centric design is also integrated in the concept of our machines, making all operations and interventions intuitive, easy and self-explanatory.

As a proof of our commitment to these four principles, we will present our latest developments in rapier and airjet technology. When it comes to rapier technology, Picanol once again sets the benchmark in various aspects. We will deliver the proof, on a denim application, that a machine can be performant, versatile, sustainable, digital and user-friendly at the same time!

Our brand new airjet machine, the OmniPlus-i, is, however, the première we reserved for ITMA 2019 Barcelona. OmniPlus-i is definitely the benchmark in airjet weaving. This further builds on the solid base of nearly 40 years of experience in airjet weaving, during which over 100,000 airjet machines have so far been shipped. OmniPlus-i is combining this extensive airjet expertise with a clear vision of the future! OmniPlus-i is featuring a redesigned reed motion, optimized relay nozzle set up and can be combined with SmartShed, the full electronic controlled shedding motion.

In total, Picanol will have 12 machines on display at ITMA Barcelona: 5 airjet machines and 5 rapier machines at the Picanol booth. Furthermore, a rapier machine in Jacquard execution will be on display at the Bonas booth and a terry airjet at the Stäubli booth.

Below our detailed overview of the machines and highlighted features:

  • OmniPlus-i-4-D-190 weaving a Car Seat fabric

A machine loaded with all the features that set the benchmark for our new principles. Smart Performance, Sustainability Inside, Driven by Data and Intuitive Control. OmniPlus-i, our new benchmark.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Blue11 EasySet Prewinders

Digital shedding motion (SmartShed)

Waste cord free RHS (CordLess)

PosiJet main nozzle

  • OmniPlus-i-4-R-190 weaving a parachute fabric

Weaving light filament fabrics without having to choose between speed and flexibility. Reaching the required high fabric quality standards becomes even easier with the increased inbuilt stability of the insertion system.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Blue11 EasySet Prewinders

Air consumption monitoring and management system (AirMaster)

Automatic Relay Valve Drive (ARVD II Plus)

Pick Repair Automation (PRA II Plus)

  • OmniPlus-i-4-P-280 weaving Sheeting

A clear example of a high end sheeting style. Thanks to the unique air tucking in maximum width flexibility is guaranteed. With the new OmniPlus-i the practical running speeds are lifted to an even higher level.

Highlighted features:

               New Display and signal lamps

Blue22 EasySet Prewinders

Air consumption monitoring and management system (AirMaster)

Air Tucking In device for continuous reed

  • OmniPlus-i-4-D-190 weaving Poplin

A proof that even light fabric segment can benefit from the OmniPlus-i platform. Digitization, maximum flexibility and still running the highest speed.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Blue22 EasySet Prewinders

Digital shedding motion (SmartShed)

Air consumption monitoring and management system (AirMaster)

  • OmniPlus-i-4-P-190 weaving Bottom Weight
OMNIplus Summum 4-P-190 bottom weight

The proven standard for weaving of bottom weight. Specified with the focus of reaching the highest possible production speed in this fabric segment. A clear demonstration of the potential of the new OmniPlus-i.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Blue22 EasySet Prewinders

Air consumption monitoring and management system (AirMaster)

Waste cord free RHS (Cordless)

  • OptiMax-i-4-R-220 weaving Denim

The digital loom! A machine driven by data, relying on smart performance, always with sustainability in mind.

Highlighted features:

               New Display and signal lamps

Guided GC gripper

Electronic Right Gripper opener (ERGO)

Quick Style Change (QSC)

Waste reduction system LHS (EcoFil 4Colours)

  • OptiMax-i-4-R-460 weaving a coating fabric

A new milestone in weaving coating fabrics, Free Flight gripper-system extended until 460 cm at highest insertion rates. No Guide-hooks required anymore on widths above T360!

Highlighted features:

               New Display and signal lamps

Pneumatically controlled backrest (DWC)

Laserstop warp stop motion

Electronic Righthand side Gripper Opener (ERGO)

  • OptiMax-i-4-P-540 weaving Ground Backing

Our answer to weavers looking for versatile machines to weave a wide range of Technical Fabrics. Thanks to Guided Positive Grippers, Agro-textiles in a range from ground covers to open anti-hail nets become possible.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Guided Positive Gripper GPG

Waste reduction system LHS (EcoFil 4Colours)

Pneumatically controlled backrest (DWC)

Mechanical Tucking in for tape filling

Waste ribbon winder

  • OptiMax-i-12-J-190 weaving upholstery

The ultimate versatility! No longer a dream, but reality thanks to our revolutionary positive gripper system. Smart performance throughout the complete insertion process.

Highlighted features:

               New Display and signal lamps

Flexible Positive Gripper (FPG)

Electronic Filling Tension Control (EFT)

Electronically controlled weft cutter SmartCut

  • TerryMax-i-8-J-260 weaving Terry
TerryMax-i 8-R 260 terry

The benchmark for terry weaving. No limitations in design, aiming at maximum performance in combination with ultimate quality.

Highlighted features:

New Display and signal lamps

Versatile guided gripper (GCv)

Electronic Right Gripper Opener (ERGO)

Electronically controlled filling brake PosiFlex

Directly driven pile control system

Electronically controlled pneumatic pile tensioner

  • At the Stäubli booth: TERRYplus Summum 8-J-260

The benchmark for terry weaving at the highest possible performance, benefiting from all the strong points of Picanol’s extensive Airjet experience.

Directly driven pile control system

New 8-color main nozzle

Pick Repair Automation (PRA II plus)

Air consumption monitoring and management system (AirMaster)

Pile height monitoring

Needle roll control

  • At the Bonas booth: OptiMax-i 8-J-190 weaving Decoration fabric
OptiMax-i 8-R-190 Fancy shirting

Versatility as the new normal.  Allows weaving the widest range of yarns in warp and weft thinkable with a negative rapier, combined with maximal digitization.

Free Flight with raceboard (VB)

Electronically controlled weft cutter (SmartCut)

Electronic Righthand side Gripper Opener (ERGO)

Motor driven jacquard

For more details download the app at www.picanol.app  or follow us on www.picanol.be .

 Picanol develops, manufactures and sells high-tech weaving machines based on air (airjet) or rapier technology. Picanol supplies weaving machines to weaving mills worldwide and also offers to its customers products and services such as weaving frames and reeds, training, upgrade kits and spare parts. For more than eighty years, Picanol has played a pioneering role in the global industry and is currently one of the world’s leading weaving machine manufacturers. Picanol is part of Picanol Group (Euronext: PIC).

www.picanol.be

Reiners + Fürst presents new TURBO-S rings and new ring travellers

The new TURBO-S spinning ring is equipped with a specially designed surface structure which significantly enhances the formation of lubrication film in the traveller contact area. This further development of the well-known TURBO ring marks a new milestone by leading German ring and traveller manufacturer R+F. More than 30 Mio units of TURBO rings have been installed and contribute to the customers’ success.

TURBO S Spinning Ring

Managing Director at R+F, Mr Benjamin Reiners points out, “The new TURBO-S rings include many benefits such as extremely stable running behaviour even at highest speeds under critical circumstances along with excellent yarn quality parameters such as lowest yarn hairiness, and on top very quick adaption after change of yarn type – even for synthetic fibres.”

“We are very proud to be in the market since nearly 75 years as a family-owned business. The positive customer feedback we are receiving all over the world confirm our view that innovations pay off especially when market conditions become more and more demanding.” Mr Reiners added.

Benjamin Reiners CEO Reiners + FŸrst

At ITMA 2019 Reiners + Fürst will also present new ring travellers for High-Speed ring spinning. The end-users benefit from best possible yarn qualities and lowest running-in periods after traveller changes at the same time. R+F customers generally achieve highest efficiencies of the ring frames benefitting from unique traveller surface treatments for optimized spinning conditions of each application.

Mill managers especially value the professional service and support R+F is providing particularly for finding solutions to optimize the efficiency of the ring spinning process. Visitors are invited to stop by at R+F’s booth at ITMA: Hall 7 Booth A 206

R+F is a leading manufacturer of premium spinning rings and ring travellers with a long tradition as a family-owned business now managed by the 4th generation. R+F successfully implements the policy of in-house manufacturing for setting premium quality standards Made in Germany. The inventions of R+F mark several milestones for highest efficiencies and yarn qualities over extended service life in the history of ring spinning. Customers from more than 90 countries benefit from R+F’s continuous product innovations and service for over 70 years.

www.reinersfuerst.com

Savio a provider of High Tech and Industry 4.0 winding solutions

Over its 100+ years history, the Italian manufacturer Savio acted as technological leader and most innovative player in attractive niches of the textile value chain. Savio leverages on the best value-for- money proposition in the industry and has a consolidated presence in all relevant geographies with a local-for-local approach, allowing to promptly address market demand and requirements.

Savio is specialized in the yarn-finishing segment, being the leading supplier of winding, twisting and rotor spinning machines, with manufacturing plants spanning over Italy, China, India and Czech Republic. Savio will exhibit in Barcelona innovative, highly automated, energy saving and Industry 4.0 solutions in all displayed machines.

Premium package quality

Savio offers winding systems that are ideal for many different needs, supporting customers in the textile challenge and developing new applications to meet their requests. Manmade fibers and elastomeric yarns (single and dual core) have reached a dominant role in fiber demand growth, becoming a very natural part of our life. Savio’s Polar Evolution and EcoPulsarS winding machines can easily process these special and challenging yarns, thanks to special splicing and tension control devices for ensuring perfect joints and perfect package shape, while always monitoring off-standard values.

Automation – Savio “Direct Link System” bespoke solutions

The requirement for integrated automation in the spinning process is still increasing, because of yarn quality and productivity advantages that such solution offers. Mills request fully automatic link solutions to replace freestanding winders and ring spinning frames (RSF) without doffing devices.

This integrated automation drive has led Savio to offer customers new bespoke link solutions, compared to the classic 1-to-1 configuration, to increase this direct feeding flexibility to/fro winder. The latest solution from Savio is the Multi Link, that connects multiple ring spinning frames to one Savio winder, becoming a tailor-made circuit to link two or three RSFs to one winding machine. A special iPeg tray guarantees the circulation of RSF bobbing to/from winder. This solution optimizes space, reduces energy-consumption and production costs.

This automatic bobbin transport shortens servicing paths for the operators and allows an ergonomic material flow. The costs for production, space and energy are reduced, while keeping the quality consistent even with long and multi-connected machines.

Savio way for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the actual trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Connectivity, data management, remote machine set-up and operator real time interactivity: this is the Savio way for smart solutions for textile mills. Nowadays, Savio product development is focused on “smart” components that must transmit data online. The new possibilities offered by the connection of the machines translates into the different levels of Savio Industrial IoT, with the possibility of progressive sophistication (Basic, Business or Executive). Three different levels of Savio Industrial IoT: different option levels, each corresponding to a different dose of Industry 4.0 applied to Savio textile winding machinery, from simple connectivity and machinery data downloading, to remote machine setup, to operator real-time interactivity.

The leap in quality of textile machinery is evident in the new control systems, which allow for example employees to receive alarm signals directly to their wrist by smartwatch. When one of the winding machines present a problem, the anomaly signal is sent to the operator through a smartwatch, Savio Smart Bracelet, able to communicate also the type of intervention required, thus minimizing the break downtimes of machine.

This data management system is a very modern and important tool, relieving mill operators of time- consuming routine work. Thanks to data analytics, a wealth of data are available, allowing to manage the different production phases in the best possible way and to monitor all significant parameters anytime and anywhere, making use of mobile devices. All these features enable Savio customers to control overall equipment effectiveness, increase workforce efficiency, and maximize quality and working time.

Services are even going mobile. Another direction of technological development concerns maintenance, with numerous systems already connected in real time with the assistance network, to minimize intervention times, also through remote actions via software without having to send technicians on site. Savio Winder 4.0 is also meant as communication between machine operator and service specialist in case of need.

Founded in Pordenone, North East of Italy, in 1911 by entrepreneur Marcello Savio as a workshop for the production of textile components for the local industry, Savio is today the leader in the yarn finishing machine sector. It operates worldwide in the manufacturing and marketing of automatic winders, heat- setting winders, two-for-one twisters, and rotor spinning frames with factories in Italy, Czech Republic, China and India. A continuous evolution, that set its roots one century ago, with the talent and skills of Marcello Savio, evolved then through the years by taking as points of reference Research & Development, highest manufacturing flexibility and high quality standards.

www.saviospa.com

www.saviotechnologies.com

Witness the power of SPGPrints’ rotary screens & digital inks at the experience

SPGPrints will showcase the latest innovations in both conventional and digital textile printing for the fashion and the home-furnishing industry. Looking for either a conventional or digital textile printing system, SPGPrints is the printing partner that can help you find all the essentials you need. But do not take our word for it, come to see for yourself at ITMA from 20th until 26th of June 2019 in Barcelona.

At one of the largest booths of ITMA Barcelona 2019, you’ll be able to see the latest conventional and digital printing solutions. On top of that, we give you the unique chance to visit our innovative rotary screen and digital ink experience centers at the stand and witness the story behind both SPGPrints’ products with your own eyes.

What technologies form the foundation of our innovative rotary screens? How are they made and why are they designed the way they do? At our rotary screen experience center, you’re not only able to learn the answer to these questions, but we also give you the opportunity to actually see, hear and experience why our rotary screens are unique in its kind.

And it does not stop there. At the digital ink experience centre at our stand, we also take you behind the scenes of the production of our high-quality digital inks. How is it possible that they deliver unrivalled image quality? Discover the answer to that question at our ITMA 2019 stand.

SPGPrints would like to welcome both their loyal customers as well as newly interested people to their 1500m2 stand at ITMA Barcelona to see for themselves how SPGPrints can be their all you need in printing partner while enjoying a typical Spanish happy hour. See you in Barcelona.

SPGPrints is a leading global company in the textile, label and industrial printing markets. It provides total system solutions, with a portfolio including screens, lacquers, inks, digital engravers, and a broad range of rotary screen and digital printing systems. The company has applied its electroforming expertise to developing highly reliable rotary screen technology.

Witness the power of SPGPrints’ rotary screens & digital inks at the experience

SPGPrints will showcase the latest innovations in both conventional and digital textile printing for the fashion and the home-furnishing industry. Looking for either a conventional or digital textile printing system, SPGPrints is the printing partner that can help you find all the essentials you need. But do not take our word for it, come to see for yourself at ITMA from 20th until 26th of June 2019 in Barcelona.

At one of the largest booths of ITMA Barcelona 2019, you’ll be able to see the latest conventional and digital printing solutions. On top of that, we give you the unique chance to visit our innovative rotary screen and digital ink experience centers at the stand and witness the story behind both SPGPrints’ products with your own eyes.

What technologies form the foundation of our innovative rotary screens? How are they made and why are they designed the way they do? At our rotary screen experience center, you’re not only able to learn the answer to these questions, but we also give you the opportunity to actually see, hear and experience why our rotary screens are unique in its kind.

And it does not stop there. At the digital ink experience centre at our stand, we also take you behind the scenes of the production of our high-quality digital inks. How is it possible that they deliver unrivalled image quality? Discover the answer to that question at our ITMA 2019 stand.

SPGPrints would like to welcome both their loyal customers as well as newly interested people to their 1500m2 stand at ITMA Barcelona to see for themselves how SPGPrints can be their all you need in printing partner while enjoying a typical Spanish happy hour. See you in Barcelona.

SPGPrints is a leading global company in the textile, label and industrial printing markets. It provides total system solutions, with a portfolio including screens, lacquers, inks, digital engravers, and a broad range of rotary screen and digital printing systems. The company has applied its electroforming expertise to developing highly reliable rotary screen technology.

SPGPrints® reinvents screen technology with the launch of the Ortascreen™

In rotary screen textile printing, the type of screen you use is of vital importance for the quality of your output. To help you succeed, at SPGPrints® we work hard to constantly improve our screen technology. That’s why we are more than proud to be launching our most innovative screen technologies yet — the new Ortascreen™ (patent applied) — at our stand at ITMA Barcelona 2019. But don’t take our word for it, come experience our new and innovative screen technology yourself at stand B203 in Hall 3.

Set new benchmarks for quality with Ortascreen™ technology

With the development of the new Ortascreen™, we have created a new, innovative screen printing technology aimed at helping you excel. Besides delivering crisp, sharp prints with unique details and fine lines, the Ortascreen™ technology provides unique problem-solving capabilities reducing moire effect and delivering evenness, definition and high-quality halftones.

Ortascreen

The Ortascreen™ truly reinvents screen technology at its core as instead of a hexagonal hole it uses an orthogonal hole. As the flow of print paste is the most important parameter for your print quality, the new Ortascreen™ will help you increase your quality levels significantly. With the new Ortascreen™ technology you’ll be able to cost-effectively reach the highest quality levels possible in surface printing.

At our stand, we provide printing companies that want to learn more about the newest, most innovative technology for screen creation with the unique opportunity to see the amazing quality the Ortascreen™ technology can deliver with their own eyes.

Visit the unique Screens Experience Center

Are you looking for the next revolution in improving rotary screen quality? Then you need to make sure to stop by our exclusive Screens Experience Center and experience the new Ortascreen™ technology. At the Experience Center, we give you the opportunity to actually see, hear and experience why our Ortascreen™ technology is unique in its kind and see with your own eyes the unique high-quality output it can provide you with.

SPGPrints and XAAR tO showcase their latest Dye Sublimation Innovations

A technology collaboration between SPGPrints and Xaar will be showcased to a select group of visitors at ITMA 2019. The invitation-only event on the SPGPrints stand (Hall 3-Booth B203) will focus on a technical demonstration of the latest innovations in single pass dye-sublimation printing, giving guests a sneak preview of the new Xaar 5601 printhead together with the waterborne sublimation inks that SPGPrints created specifically for this printhead.

The dye-sublimation transfer printing process on polyester and other synthetic fabrics enables textile printing companies to print more efficiently with less ink while producing higher levels of colour density for maximum impact.  In addition, the Xaar 5601 sets new standards in digital textile printing thanks to Xaar’s unique technologies – AcuDrp Technology and TF Technology ink recirculation – which ensure outstanding colour uniformity and repeatability as well as exceptional print quality.

www.spgprints.com

www.xaar.com

Superba’s new MCD/3 space dyeing machine

Superba, a Vandewiele company, will introduce the latest version of its MCD/3 space dyeing machine for carpets at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from June 20-26, along with further new developments in heat-setting, texturizing and winding technologies.

Suberba leads the field in heat-setting machines, having installed more than 350 of its TVP3 lines for all types of carpet yarns, whether polyester, polypropylene, polyamide PAN, wool or blends. A further 80 LV3 models for acrylic yarns are also now successfully running at carpet plants around the world.

The latest MCD/3 space dyeing machine is meanwhile capable of handling a layer of 72 ends with an unequalled range of spot length – especially for the ultra-short spots of below 25mm.thus enabling “one-pile/one-color” process on the carpet.

In combination with a TVP3 heat-setting line, it can space dye polyester or polyamide yarns with up to six colours and also allow special dyeing effects such as bi-colour printing to be achieved. For acrylic yarns, the MCD/3 can similarly be combined with Superba’s new high capacity DL/5 setting line.

Further synergies are possible with Vandwiele weaving or tufting machines, with all technologies now being equipped for machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme. The company’s sensors, software programmes and servers have become increasingly sophisticated and the real-time data from different machines – across connected manufacturing sites and across different countries and even continents – can be collected and shared.

Digital models of both machines and production processes can be created and analysed for the optimisation of production settings, to vastly improve scheduling and planning and also make considerable savings on raw materials and energy.

For carpet manufacturers, all of this is leading to the creation of truly Smart Factories.

Further Vandwiele innovations to be unveiled by the company at ITMA 2019 will include:

The new RCE2+ digital carpet weaving machine

•             The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert weaving machine – a truly digital workhorse, with all yarns continuously controlled and measured and the difficult bobbin changes of the past completely eliminated due to Vandewiele’s latest Fast Creel,.

•             The new VSi32 Velvet Smart Innovator jacquard, in combination with the latest Smart Creel, for the production of Italian velvet – combining the potential of flat woven jacquard fabrics with pile yarns leading to the potential for the creation of whole new range of fabrics for the home and for fashion.

•             The INCA (interlacing by non-continuous air) system for BCF extrusion systems – a new method for intermingling BCF yarns which greatly improves tangle knot uniformity for significant cost savings.

•             The Vandewiele Cobble Colortec L+, which is now the most versatile tufting machine available on the market.

•             A range of jacquards from Vandewiele Bonas, demonstrated across ITMA 2019 above flat weaving machines from the industry leaders, as well as Vandiele’s own RCE2+.

•             The completely revised Titan 5540 carpet finishing machine from Vandewiele Titan, which is now able to accommodate carpets with straight, round and complexly-shaped corners simultaneously.

•             The Vandewiele Protechna Arraycam 5420 optical inspection system which is suitable for monitoring standard fabrics on all common tricot warp knitting machines.

•             The latest IRO-ROJ weft insertion technologies.

Superba is at Hall 6  Booth D206, while the Vandwiele Group’s main stand is in Hall 4, Booth A206

Intelligent, individual, sustainable – Truetzschler presents new solutions for spinning preparation, nonwovens & man-made fibres

Truetzschler Group will be presenting intelligent machine technologies, digital solutions and installations for sustainable nonwovens in Hall 6, Booth B101.

Intelligent spinning preparation

TC 19i: The first intelligent card with gap optimizer automatically and permanently adjusts the ideal carding gap

Cost pressure, personnel bottlenecks and fluctuating raw material qualities: These are some of the most pressing challenges in spinning preparation. At the same time, spinning preparation is decisive for the yarn’s quality. In order to meet these requirements, Truetzschler counts on state-of-the-art sensor technology and digital integration – and opens up a new chapter in carding technology: The new intelligent card TC 19i automatically and continuously optimizes the carding gap whose setting has a critical influence on quality and performance. With a precision not achievable by humans, the intelligent card permanently realizes even the narrowest carding gap setting of 3/1000 inch. “This allows us to measurably improve our customers’ raw material utilization and productivity while achieving consistently high quality,” says Dr. Dirk Burger, CEO of the Truetzschler Group. In addition, new cloud-based digital monitoring and management systems provide yarn manufacturers with transparency over all processes in the spinning mill. The My Wires app, for example, provides information on the status of clothings and service intervals and helps with the planning of reorders. Competent service for re-clothing can be provided immediately by Truetzschler Card Clothing (TCC). “With the smart networking of machines as well as production and maintenance, we support customers in simplifying their entire spinning process,” explains Dr. Christof Soest, CTO of the Truetzschler Group, and emphasizes: “This is why our digital platforms work not only for Truetzschler technology”.

The new BO-P portal bale opener, with widths of 2.900 und 3.500 mm, offers better blending and productivity

The latest innovation in the blowroom offers more economy and quality as well: The Portal Bale Opener BO-P, with widths of 2900 mm or 3500 mm, allows significantly more bales to be placed side by side and processes them in parallel using two opening rolls. Thus, it results in significantly better blending and higher productions of up to 3000 kg/h.

The new BO-P portal bale opener, with widths of 2.900 und 3.500 mm, offers better blending and productivity.

As a complete supplier for spinning preparation, Truetzschler is also breaking new ground in draw frames, the quality filters in the spinning mill. The autoleveller draw frame TD 10 automatically adjusts the perfect break draft for optimum sliver quality and realizes significant cost savings due to its compact design and energy-efficient suction system. Like the TC 19i and the BO-P, the TD 10 provides the operator-friendly T-LED remote display which visualizes important machine and production information in a simple way.

The App My Wires simplifies card clothing management

Individual, sustainable installation concepts for nonwovens and man-made fibres

Truetzschler Nonwovens presents sustainable concepts tailored to individual customer needs. The focus is on technologies for the production of biodegradable light-weight webs from renewable raw materials. In addition to proven solutions for carded, spunlaced nonwovens made of 100 % cotton or 100 % viscose, Truetzschler Nonwovens has developed an alternative technology in cooperation with Voith: In a wet-on-wet process, the web is formed from cellulose-based short fibers suspended in water and then bonded by means of hydroentanglement. The sustainable, high-quality wipes and cleaning cloths that result from this process can be completely degraded by microorganisms in the environment after usage by the consumer.

The Man-Made Fibers division presents the new four-end BCF machine MO40, which is based on the proven M40 concept. The symmetrical design in combination with the lamellaless HPc texturing results in maximum yarn and bobbin qualities. As each spinning position produces four BCF ends simultaneously, the machine achieves high productivity at moderate speeds, which ensures a stable process. “Higher, faster, further is not always the solution”, emphasizes Dr. Lassad Nasri, CTO at Truetzschler Man-Made-Fibers, “as with the entire Truetzschler Group, individual customer requirements always have priority for us. We support our customers with complete installation concepts, services and know-how – from the product idea to new business models.”

Competent service and tailor-made clothings

In addition to the highlights from the Spinning, Nonwovens and Man-Made Fibers business units, the Truetzschler Group will present the comprehensive services and high-performance clothings for cards and roller cards from TCC on 1400 m2. TCC completes its portfolio of special flat clothings with the MT 52, which demonstrates outstanding stability, particularly at high card productions in ring and rotor spinning. In addition, TCC has developed the new PRECISETOP flat clothing, which is essential for the intelligent self-optimization of the carding gap in the TC 19i. Thanks to the close cooperation between machine developers and clothing specialists at Truetzschler, customers benefit from tailor-made and compatible solutions along the entire value chain.

With about 3000 employees, Truetzschler is one of the world’s leading textile machinery manufacturer. Truetzschler specialises in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fibre industry. The headquarters of the more than 130 year old company is located in Mönchengladbach, Germany. The subsidiaries Truetzschler Nonwovens and Man-Made Fiber GmbH with two production sites, and Truetzschler Card Clothing GmbH, are also located in Germany. Sites in India, China, Brazil, USA and Switzerland, as well as a number of service centres, provide customer proximity in the important textile processing areas.

www.truetzschler.com

The new Vandewiele RCE2+ digital carpet weaving machine

A wide range of new technologies will be demonstrated by Vandewiele at the ITMA 2019, including the latest RCE2+ digital carpet weaving machine

All Vandewiele technologies are now being equipped for machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme.

Meeting new industry needs

As a leader in complete carpet manufacturing systems – including BCF extrusion lines, heat setting systems and carpet weaving and tufting machines – Vandewiele has rapidly responded to the evolving needs of the textile industry for smaller and customised production runs, the most challenging of designs, and faster and more sustainable manufacturing.    

The company’s sensors, software programmes and servers have become increasingly sophisticated as part of the TEXconnect program, and the real-time data from different machines – across connected manufacturing sites and across different countries and even continents – can be collected and shared. Digital models of both machines and production processes can be created and analysed for the optimisation of production settings, to vastly improve scheduling and planning and also make considerable savings in raw materials and energy consumption.

Virtual and remote control now allows for the Big Data analysis that is propelling the industry forward and will pave the way for AI applications. For carpet manufacturers, all of this is leading to the creation of truly Smart Factories.

RCE2 carpet weaving

The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert weaving machine

The new RCE2+ Rug and Carpet Expert weaving machine is a truly digital workhorse, with all yarns continuously controlled and measured and the difficult bobbin changes of the past completely eliminated. This is as a result of Vandewiele’s latest Fast Creel, with the feed and tension of each pile yarn controlled by individual servomotors.

The pile yarns are now fed directly into the machine without having to pass pile-stop motions, to both increase efficiency and eliminate any waste yarns, while achieving previously unreachable industrial speeds.

Carpet samples produced on the new machine

The filling enters the machine smoothly via the latest IRO X3 winders, heavy duty filling brakes with multi lamellas, an active yarn recuperator and a high speed weft mixer, where again, all tensions are set electronically. Vandewiele’s servo-driven heddle frames (Smart Frames) are meanwhile already well proven in the industry.

A wide range of new technologies will be demonstrated by Vandewiele at the ITMA 2019 textile machinery show in Barcelona from June 20-26, including the latest RCE2+ digital carpet weaving machine.

All Vandewiele technologies are now being equipped for machine-to-machine interaction and learning, as part of the company’s comprehensive TEXconnect programme.

Further Vandewiele innovations to be unveiled by the company at ITMA 2019 will include:  

  • The INCA (interlacing by non-continuous air) system for BCF extrusion systems – a new method for intermingling BCF yarns which greatly improves tangle knot uniformity for significant cost savings.

•             The new VSi32 Velvet Smart Innovator jacquard, in combination with the latest Smart Creel, for the production of Italian velvet – combining the potential of flat woven jacquard fabrics with pile yarns leading to the potential for the creation of whole new range of fabrics for the home and for fashion.

•             The latest Superba MCD/3 space-dyeing machine, which is capable of handling a layer of 72 ends with an unequalled range of spot length, especially for ultra-short spots of below 25mm, enabling true ‘one-pile/one-colour’ in carpet production.

•             The Vandewiele Cobble Colortec L+, which is now the most versatile tufting machine available on the market.

•             A range of jacquards from Vandewiele Bonas, demonstrated across ITMA 2019 above flat weaving machines from the industry leaders, as well as Vandewiele’s own RCE2+.

•             The completely revised Titan 5540 carpet finishing machine from Vandewiele Titan, which is now able to accommodate carpets with straight, round and complexly-shaped corners simultaneously.

•             The Vandewiele Arraycam 5420 optical inspection system which is suitable for monitoring standard fabrics on all common tricot warp knitting machines.

•             The latest IRO-ROJ weft insertion technologies.

Come and see us in Hall 4, at Booth A206, during ITMA 2019.

www.vandewiele.com

“MAKE IT YOURS” – French Machinery@ITMA 2019

French Textile Machinery Manufacturers are offering hardware, software and services.

Evelyne CHOLET, the Secretary General of their association, states that “the French textile machinery manufacturers are technology partners for their customers. Together they cooperate on long term basis often from a specially designed machine to many after sales services”. The objective of these services is to let the customers get the best return from their investments. They include, for examples, remote assistance through internet, spare parts availability and upgrading.

“In fact, she adds, often, even before the investment decision is made, the machinery manufacturers’ R&D teams work directly with the customers to design specialty machines”.

R&D and service are embedded in the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ DNA. It has always been. Remember that Jacquard, the star of the textile machinery invention was French! The manufacturers are agile SME’s run by entrepreneurs with long term objectives. The managers have very often a long history and strong ties with their companies. Then, in such SME’s the information flows very rapidly between the commercial, technical and research departments. This is how it should work and it does. It allows to go much further than purely commercial relationships with the customers; trust and confidence are not buzzwords.

That’s why France is the sixth textile machinery manufacturer worldwide with an annual turnover of about EUR 1 billion  (USD 1.15 billion). They are particularly strong in long fibre spinning (wool, acrylic …), yarn twisting and control (including technical yarns), space-dyeing, heat setting for carpet yarns, carpet systems, dyeing and finishing, felts and belts for finishing processes, nonwovens, air conditioning of textile plants, and recycling processes of textile materials.

Evelyne CHOLET concludes “We have worked hard to welcome our customers on our booths at ITMA, and surprise them; my message to them about our machines is: make it yours!”

Here are some examples of the French exhibitors:

Here are some examples of the French exhibitors:

NSC SCHLUMBERGER
Hall 6 Booth A 107

NSC, global specialists in machines for processing long staple fibres such as wool and wool-like fibres, are pleased to welcome their visitors to the forthcoming ITMA on their 500 m² stand and show them new versions of NSC’s core machines:

The ERA combing machine in a multi-servomotor drive design. With this new drive, most of the settings will be possible via the main control screen. A wide range of materials have been tested on this new ERA combing machine and results are promising mainly for delicate material which has to be processed in a gentle manner. Also, despite the additional motors, power consumption remains low.

The GC chain gill also benefits from additional axes driven by servomotors which allows more settings on the main control screen.

For its FMV vertical rubbing frame, NSC has also developed a multi servomotor drive for the axes. The bobbin build-up also benefits from a servomotor-controlled drive.

All these new servomotor drives will allow more precise settings than using standard gearboxes which will enhance textile quality.

Furthermore these new drives and technology allow recipes to be saved on each machine, data exchange between machines will be possible through a Manufacturing Execution System (MES – Industry 4.0), as is remote access to the machines in case of incidents through an Ethernet connection.

All these new technologies on NSC machines follow the global trend towards user-friendly, tool-less machines, with accurate settings via the control screen to enhance textile quality.

LAROCHE
Hall 5 Booth C106

At ITMA, LAROCHE, world leader in fiber processing equipment, will display the following machines:

Airlay type “Flexiloft 2600” with improved web uniformity and weight range. From 2.4 up to 4.0 m, the Laroche Airlay can run all types of fibers (synthetics, natural, recycled….,) and blends of fibers and solid particles (foam chips, plastics, wood chips). This allows to make smart products from renewable resources and from wastes that are otherwise discarded. Thermobonding or needle punching trials can be run in the technical center with a Schott and Meissner oven or with an Andritz needle loom.

Tearing machine type “Jumbo 2000” for high capacity recycling of all types of textile wastes including post-consumer clothing and carpet wastes.

New generation of ultra-high-speed Edge trim opener type “Nextrim 500” for on line or off line recycling of light weight nonwoven edge trims.

The LAROCHE teams will be available to show samples and discuss their latest developments in:

  • decortication and refining of bast fibers for technical applications,
  • new generation fiber blending and dosing lines,
  • 3D web forming,
  • automotive waste processing.

Specialized in hard materials’ machining, 80 % of EBELMANN’s production is dedicated to the textile industries (special cutting devices). Thanks to constant technical innovation, equipped with fully digitized machining centres at the leading edge of technology, Ebelmann contributes, with its customers and partners, to the enhancement of their production resources by offering reliable high-performance solutions like special cutting devices specially drawn for industrial textile machines.

EDELMANN

HALL 4 BOOTH B 210

EBELMANN offers a manufacturing service and a re-sharpening service for all types of cutting devices (made in tungsten carbide, high speed steel and ceramic).

For technical fibres as Kevlar®, carbon or glass, EBELMANN manufactures very special scissors, with carbide tungsten blades, in association with polycrystalline diamond inserts.

MALLEIN
HALL 4 BOOTH B 213

MALLEIN is a specialist of the beams for warping and weaving, able to answer to all needs of the textile activity. The entire integration of its aluminum foundry and all of its production facilities allow Mallein to answer to all specific enquiries particularly thanks to its know-how in special aluminum alloys.

MALLEIN will exhibit some of its new aluminum canisters at ITMA, canisters that are improving each year, in order to produce them stronger and with a great geometric precision. It will also propose a flange development for the big barrels that are adapted for delicate fibers such as carbon.

MALLEIN is certified ISO 9001 V 2015, ISO 14001 V 2015 and OHSAS 18001 V 2007.

ALLIANCE Machines Textiles
HALL 2 BOOTH 318

More air, less water are used in ALLIANCE machines granting quality as well managing more and more savings in treatment costs.

At ITMA, the Rotora dyeing machine, by means of a rotating beam, will be shown with an integrated drying device. This combination will allow «wet» treatment for both standard and technical fabrics and to achieve drying inside the machine before off loading.

Riviera Eco Green: « round » type dyeing machine with very low liquor ratio (1 :2 to 1 :3). Thanks to its air blowing system, tubular or opened knitted as well as woven fabrics can be dyed free from creases marks. Machines from 10 to 1000 kg capacity, storage baskets in various widths can be delivered, allowing dyeing of very light fabrics (100 g per meter) as well as very heavy ones (2000 g per meter).

All the machines like Futura (long type dyeing), Zephyra (finishing machine for fabrics in rope form), Labojet as well as machines with very large capacities will be presented in details thanks to augmented reality system with 3D lenses.

The customers will be offered to use a software to estimate very precisely their own annual savings thanks to Alliance machines.

ROUSSELET CENTRIFUGAGION and CALLEBAUT de Blicquy

HALL 2 BOOTHS B 316-317

  • Rousselet Centrifugation is a specialist in batch or continuous hydro-extractors.
  • Callebaut de Blicquy in dyeing or bleaching autoclaves as well as up-stream and down-stream equipments (press for cake, energy recovery equipment, cake breaker…).

On their combined stand, they will be exhibit:

  • one autoclave from Callebaut de Blicquy type V18-27 for bleached cotton cake diam 1,600 x height 2,700 mm, cake weight 1,600 kg,
  • one continuous impregnation vat from Callebaut de Blicquy for continuous bleaching for cotton or fiber treatment, capacity 150 kg/h,
  • one Optilab from Callebaut de Blicquy, unique lab scale dyeing equipment,
  • one ADP from Callebaut de Blicquy, equipment to be integrated on dyeing autoclave for cycle optimization allowing savings on water, energy and dyeing products,
  • one continuous hydro-extractor from Rousselet Centrifugation type SCPC150VxTE for hydro-extraction of short textile fibers in loose stock after treatment, capacity 1,000 kg/h of cotton,
  • one batch hydro-extractor Rousselet Centrifugation from type SC120Vx, polyvalent hydro-extractor for garment, fabric or hosiery, capacity 110 kg of dry textile,
  • and, a very “real” mock-up of dyeing house, complete from bale to bale, with all the required process machineries for a daily production of 30 metric tons/day of acrylic fibers in loose stock form or tow.

DOLLFUS & MULLER

HALL 2 BOOTH C202

The endless felt and belt manufacturer, Dollfus & Muller manufactures specialized endless felts and endlessbelts especially for the finishing and nonwovensfactories.                                                                                                                             Dynajet is a sales department of Dollfus & Muller specialized in fabrics for ink jet printers and wide widths fabrics for theaters and events.

The product range includes :

  • compacting felts for knit finishing,
  • sanforizing felts for denim and woven fabrics finishing,,
  • printing dryer belts for textile printing,
  • sublimation blankets for transfer printing,
  • decatizing felts for wool finishing,
  • dryer belts for thermo-bonding ovens,
  • tensionless dryer belts for knit finishing.

Dollfus & Muller offers greatly improved compacting felt for knit finishing with major evolutions. The compacting felt quality brings a special care to the fabrics thanks to its smoothest surface, has an excellent guiding and the best compacting rate.
The Dollfus & Muller sanforizing palmer felts are ideal for denim producers.

Furthermore, Dollfus & Muller manufactures durable printing dryer belt qualities. These print dryer belts are the extremely durable specially designed for pigment printing of bed sheeting. Dollfus & Muller has its exclusive print open mesh belt designed for the production of fine fabrics, scarves, flags; these belts have special non marking surfaces which can avoid as well the particles on the back side.

SPOOLEX
HALL 1 BOOTH B 209

SPOOLEX group features different brands:

CALEMARD is the converting machinery division. It has focused its activities on highly technical cutting applications. Always based on modular design each equipment is multi-purposes and can convert thick or thin materials into pads or spools of wide or narrow strips. The expertise has allowed to develop and equip machines with sensitive web tension control and guiding systems, to manage high, low and even extremely low tension on the same machine. The result is compact rolls with consistent tension, clean and straight edges for easy use on the downstream product manufacturing process.

DECOUP+ is the specialist in ultrasonic cutting and welding. The technology performs clean and soft edges, without fraying, over thickness, burning or yellowing, but also strong and regular weldings without any additional material. Ultrasonic can be used on any synthetic fabrics. Quick and aesthetic, this technology allows a direct use of the final product. Decoup+ offers compact and ergonomic devices used at any step of the production process: from looms, to final make-up operations.

ROLL CONCEPT is the industrial rollers division. It designs and manufactures industrial rollers, cylinders and winding cores. Specially engineered to improve process performance and increase line speed on web handling and converting industry, their lightweight precision rollers and winding cores ensure the users easy installation, easy handling and durability.

SCHAEFFER Productique
HALL 8.1 BOOTH A 104

In the era of industry 4.0, intensive dematerialization, digital tools are an essential asset to meet new market expectations: traceability, sustainability and flexibility.

SCHAEFFER Productique will present exclusively at ITMA a new business process management tool. Dedicated to textile companies, it will bring more efficiency and flexibility: cloud integration, artificial intelligence, self-adaptive, user-oriented.

A true 4.0 economy management system, it communicates with the standardized platform for digital services and traceability EcolTex® (eBIZ 4.0 – European approval).

Carpet designers and manufacturers are looking to differentiate themselves.

Thanks to the latest version of the MCD3 Space-dyeing machine, combined with the new MF400 texturization device, and a heat-setting line, it is now possible to produce carpet yarn out of polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, acrylic, viscose or wool, in one continuous single-step-operation, more energy efficient, web connected, and almost pollution-free.

With the ‘one pile – one color’ process, or thanks to the new ‘bi-color printing’ technology, the space-dyeing process has been renewed and undergoes a new boom. This technology enables to get yarn directly usable in carpet and rugs to realize innovative design. It is now possible to obtain up to 15 different color shades on the same yarn in one single working pass.

To bring more value to the yarn, it is also possible to insert the texturization device MF400 between the dyeing machine and the heat-setting line in a one-pass process.

To fix the dyestuff in the fiber and lock the twist, the heat-setting lines are directly connecting to the upstream processes, thus producing a soft-touch and durable carpet yarn. Whatever the fiber type, Superba is proposing the right solution:

The TVP3 with its saturated steam under pressure process is the right choice when pinpoint effect and durability are the dominant requirements sought for PA, PET, PP or wool and blends.

For acrylic, the saturated steam at atmospheric pressure at 100°C will be used: the LV3 line for raw yarn, or the DL5 line for space-dyed yarn.

At the line outlet, the B401 automatic winder, that can handle up to 96 bobbins, is the perfect solution with the highest rate of automatic doffing success and a proven reliability.

Each of these processes are now linkable to VANDEWIELE Texconnect system in order to optimize raw material use, plan maintenance operations, and thus reduce downtimes, waste, environment impact and increase energy savings.

ITMA is an opportunity to show the power of this tool designed with the most advanced technologies. It is accessible to large groups as well as small and medium-sized textile companies. This will allow them to better satisfy their market while minimizing the required resources, thus combining performance, ecological footprint and inter-business networking, CSR management and a first step into the world of circular economy.

SUPERBA
HALL 6 BOOTH D 206

Carpet designers and manufacturers are looking to differentiate themselves.

Thanks to the latest version of the MCD3 Space-dyeing machine, combined with the new MF400 texturization device, and a heat-setting line, it is now possible to produce carpet yarn out of polyester, polyamide, polypropylene, acrylic, viscose or wool, in one continuous single-step-operation, more energy efficient, web connected, and almost pollution-free.

With the ‘one pile – one color’ process, or thanks to the new ‘bi-color printing’ technology, the space-dyeing process has been renewed and undergoes a new boom. This technology enables to get yarn directly usable in carpet and rugs to realize innovative design. It is now possible to obtain up to 15 different color shades on the same yarn in one single working pass.

To bring more value to the yarn, it is also possible to insert the texturization device MF400 between the dyeing machine and the heat-setting line in a one-pass process.

To fix the dyestuff in the fiber and lock the twist, the heat-setting lines are directly connecting to the upstream processes, thus producing a soft-touch and durable carpet yarn. Whatever the fiber type, Superba is proposing the right solution:

The TVP3 with its saturated steam under pressure process is the right choice when pinpoint effect and durability are the dominant requirements sought for PA, PET, PP or wool and blends.

For acrylic, the saturated steam at atmospheric pressure at 100°C will be used: the LV3 line for raw yarn, or the DL5 line for space-dyed yarn.

At the line outlet, the B401 automatic winder, that can handle up to 96 bobbins, is the perfect solution with the highest rate of automatic doffing success and a proven reliability.

Each of these processes are now linkable to VANDEWIELE Texconnect system in order to optimize raw material use, plan maintenance operations, and thus reduce downtimes, waste, environment impact and increase energy savings.

At ITMA, SUPERBA will unveil a new innovative global process from the creel to the winding.

FIL CONTROL
HALL 6 BOOTH D 203

The sensor expert, FIL CONTROL develops and produces yarn sensors and yarn cutters for the textile machinery industry.

With FIL CONTROL headquarters in France and Fil Control subsidiary in China for the Asian market, the company is staffed with the most competent team members in order to provide all customers with the highest quality products, and at the best price. The company puts all its effort and energy to understand and design technological and commercial answers to the textile industry’s constant evolution. All around the world, major textile manufacturers are trusting Fil Control’s solutions in its 3 major fields:

  • yarn cutters, which can satisfy all kinds of personalized and bespoke demands,
  • yarn sensors, utilizing capacitive, optical, reflective, piezoelectric and strength gauge technology,
  • hall effect sensors, installed on numerous different kinds of application, such as motor rpm counting.

On top of all, the visitors will discover how the sensors and communication programming ability will follow the textile machinery manufacturer development into industry 4.0.

At ITMA a new step forward in the optical detection R&D will be unveiled. Indeed, it enables to detect yarn thinner than ever before, with to-and-fro motion but also with linear motion.

The sensor expert, FIL CONTROL develops and produces yarn sensors and yarn cutters for the textile machinery industry.

PETIT Spare Parts
HALL 6 BOOTH B 202

PETIT Spare Parts holds the exclusive worldwide trade of the original spare parts for all ICBT fine count machines. Its technical staff received their training from the historical manufacturer, now gone. Petit does not only sell parts from catalogues, but provides solutions, whatever the equipment, whatever the location.

PETIT has more than 20000 spare parts references in stock, at carefully studied and negotiated prices, as well as all the necessary drawings for the realization of parts conforming to those of original. No copies or forgeries!

Built on our experience in covering, twisting and texturizing as well as export skills, PETIT Spare Parts, a company of the PETIT SA group, specialized since 1946 in the trade of accessories for all textile machines, all brands combined, can thus meet all the customers’ requests, at national and international levels, for the maintenance of the equipments: diagnosis, repair, dismantling, remantling.

PETIT Spare Parts is a company that combines historical know-how and worldwide logistics expertise to support its customers on their way to success.

ASEA Air Engineering
HALL 8.1 BOOTH B 211

With offices in France, India, Singapore and China, AESA is a worldwide leader in air- engineering for all textile production processes of natural fibers, man-made fibers and filaments in their different stages: spinning, knitting, weaving, hosiery, different types of nonwovens and fiber productions, as well as dyeing and finishing.

AESA supplies air conditioning, ventilation and waste collection systems. In order to reach a lighter footprint with general production benefits and cost savings resulting from a better energy and environmental efficiency, customers are using AESA know-how and experience of many years in design and implementation of air handling systems.

With the regional offices and sales agents being present in most major countries, AESA provides a network of service centers close to customers.

Established systems like AESA-Flexicontrol in spinning and weaving factories, allowing fully automatic adjustment of consumptions to the actual needs, as well as the Weave Direct systems offer substantial reductions in power cost combined with more accurate room and process conditions.

The user-friendly and accurate Digivent control and monitoring system is communicating in interactive screen functions and is allowing a wide usage of recorded data for analysis, statistics and housekeeping.

www.ucmtf.com

XAAR 5601 PRINTHEAD to star

Xaar, a world-leader in industrial inkjet printing, will introduce the Xaar 5601 printhead to the textiles market at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona from 20 to 26th June. Displaying on stand C205 in Hall H3 as part of Xaar’s range of printhead solutions for the textile sector, together with a variety of stunning textile samples, the Xaar 5601 will also be incorporated in a technology demonstration on the stand of a leading digital textile printer manufacturer  – further details will be announced this month.

The Xaar 5601, with 5680 nozzles, sets new standards in digital textile printing with its market-leading print quality and productivity – up to 80 linear metres of textiles can be printed per minute. Exceptional colour uniformity and repeatability are ensured through Xaar’s AcuDrp Technology alongside tight colour-to-colour registration, thanks to the Xaar 5601’s unique Z-profile. Unparalleled usability is also provided with a number of alignment features that enable quick and easy Plug & Print installation with no mechanical adjustment required. Xaar’s TF Technology ink recirculation further minimises any downtime whilst optimising print quality.

The Xaar 1201 printhead will also be on display. Its high print quality, compact design and ability to jet 1, 2 or 4 colours makes it a versatile option for a wide range of small and mid-range scanning textile applications.

The 1201 printhead

Throughout the week at ITMA 2019, Xaar’s inkjet expertise will be shared with talks about the Xaar 5601 and other topics held twice every day on the stand. Also, as sponsors of the WTIN Digital Textile Conference, co-located with ITMA and held on 24th June, Xaar will take part in a panel discussion on the digital textile workflow and the role of inkjet technology in delivering everything from concepts and samples to finished products.

Jason Remnant, Head of Product Management, says: “As the leading textile and garment technology show ITMA 2019 is the ideal forum in which to introduce the Xaar 5601 and our range of printheads for the textiles sector. We are extremely excited to be working with a leading OEM in the textiles market who will soon be making their announcement.  I look forward to visitors to the show being able to see the versatility of Xaar’s printheads for textile printing and learn how they can get ahead and achieve more with Xaar’s technology”.

Xaar is a world leader in the development of digital inkjet technology. Our technology drives the conversion of analogue printing and manufacturing methods to digital inkjet which is more efficient, more economical and more productive than the traditional methods which have been in use for years.

We design and manufacture printheads as well as systems for product decoration and industrial 3D Printing which use our inkjet technology. We are the only truly independent inkjet technology company with over 25 years of know how.

We offer unrivalled inkjet expertise including technology and printhead design and development and manufacture highly customised product decoration systems and industrial 3D Printing for volume manufacturing. Our unique technologies and products are the leading enabler for innovation and for driving supply chain efficiencies for many industries.

www.xaar.com