mForum Bangladesh: Exchange among experts
The Mahlo experts paid attention to topics that are of special interest for producers of knitted fabric.
How can I make my textile production even more efficient? How can I increase quality and simplify certain processes? With the mForum held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Mahlo GmbH – a worldwide leading manufacturer of measuring, control and automation systems – gave answers to these questions.
Bangladesh is the second largest exporter of ready-made garment in the world, which supplies textiles worth over 15 billion to European clothing chains annually. In order to meet the requirement of these clients and to keep its excellent position in the Asian market, the Bangladeshi textile industry has to focus on a modern and up-to-date equipment of their production lines. That is one reason, why approximately 150 decision makers of the industry have accepted the invitation of German machine builder Mahlo and its local agency Tootal Quality Resources Ltd. to their symposium. They seized the opportunity to get information on the latest technology in the straightening and control sector.
The Mahlo-experts led by Sales Director Thomas Höpfl and Area Sales Manager Adnan Andac paid attention to topic that are of special interest for producers of knitted fabric. “Because 80 per cent of textiles in fabricated in Bangladesh fall into this category”, Andac says. So a presentation on the automatic weft straightener Orthopac RVMC-15 was indispensable. The machine is the epitome for straight goods. With its newest generation, the very compact weft straightener is equipped with three skew and two bow rollers as standard. The stepless positioning drive of the straightening rollers with the hydraulic unit or frequency-controlled electric motors combines the shortest positioning times with the highest precision and least amount of maintenance. The scanning system – one of the most sensitive in the market - detects and analyses the regular basic structure of the weft threads, courses or rows of tufting and automatically adapts the control system to a wide variety of textiles.
Solution for knitwear manufacturers
Another Mahlo-system can solve one of the biggest problems producers of knitwear have. During the production process, the thread density can vary and result in less basis weight. “Since knitted fabric is sold by weight, the final product has to meet the clients’ specifications”, Andac knows. The Famacont PMC measures the density of the courses and compares it with the specification, which may be stored, for example, in recipe data management. Accordingly, the computer sends a signal to the over-feed roller which regulates the pinning process onto the stenter chain. This compensates for the created distortion as best as possible. The audience could get more information on performance increase of their machines by asking questions at the end of the presentations.
The mForum was crowned by another highlight:
the Bangladesh University of Textile and Mahlo GmbH have officially announced their cooperation. Vice chancellor Prof Masud Ahmed and Thomas Höpfl signed the certificate of agreement for technical cooperation. “Of course our partnership does not exist only on paper, but we will suit the action to the word”, Höpfl explains. Mahlo will provide the university – with 700 graduates per year one of the major textile training facilities in Asia – with a machine for educational purposes. This way, Bangladesh can continue to promote one of its most important economic sectors.
Mahlo belongs to the worldwide leading manufacturers of measuring, control and automation systems for the textile and finishing industry as well as the coating, film and paper sector.
Mahlo is located in Saal on the Danube in lower Bavaria but operates worldwide: Six branch offices in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Brazil, China and the U.S. serve as support stations for the key markets. Numerous international agencies and service stations offer customer support throughout the whole world.