Oerlikon Barmag, a brand of Oerlikon´s Manmade fibres Segment, has set a new benchmark for the efficient production of polyester fibres with its new yarn winder WINGS POY 1800. The new winding unit boosts productivity by another 20 per cent using virtually the same amount of production space as the previous model.
¨With WINGS POY 1800, we are once again under- scoring our technological leadership in the area of filament spinning. We will use this technology to sustainably bolster our market share of more than 40 per cent in the manmade fibre machinery industry,¨ says Stefan Kross, CEO of Oerlikon´s Manmade fibres Segment.
Oerlikon Barmag is the world´s leading developer and manufacturer of complex spinning plants for the production of manmade fibres. About 40 per cent of the manmade fibres produced worldwide are processed on Oerlikon Barmag equipment. Almost every large manmade- fibre manufacturer around the world already uses the revolutionary WINGS products. The yarns are used in products such as clothing, tire cord, seat belts, cushions and technical textiles like geotextiles.
14,000 WINGS POY units sold since market introduction in 2007
The Winding INtegrated Godet Solution, or WINGS, is highly user-friendly, groundbreaking equipment which requires more than 30 per cent less space. Oerlikon Barmag introduced WINGS to the market in 2007 ushering in a totally new generation in manmade fibre spinning. More than 14,000 WINGS POY units have been sold since 2007 for the yarn types pre-oriented yarn (POY) and fully-drawn yarn (FDY).
Compared to its predecessor model WINGS POY 1800 can accommodate twelve bobbins instead of the previous ten bobbins which required highly sophisticated technical developments. This enables producers of manmade fibres to increase yarn production by another 20 per cent. ¨With WINGS POY 1800, we are writing another chapter in our success story and moving even farther ahead of our competitors. Unlike any other spinning products in the marketplace, WINGS delivers efficient and profitable filament production while supplying the highest level of yarn quality,¨ Stefan Kross said.
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