CableCorder CC5, a big winner from Saurer
Saurer can celebrate the 30th anniversary of its CableCorder with impressive figures. With more than 1 900 CableCorders sold, around 270 000 spindles have been put into operation in the last 30 years. The CableCorder for production of high-quality tire cord is a permanent fixture in the tire industry. The fifth generation of the CableCorder will appeal to customers with numerous innovations. It provides Saurer’s customers with decisive competitive advantages: they benefit from higher efficiency, lower energy consumption, a smart spindle concept, modern quality monitoring, improved ergonomics, flexible automation solutions and the integration of the CableCorder into Senses, the Saurer mill management system.
Energy, productivity, quality
Saurer has further improved the patented energy-saving technology of the latest machine generation with new hardware and optimised software. The CableCorder CC5 is therefore more economical than ever.
The optimised thread balloon diameter and reduced spindle gauge cut down space requirements and increase productivity. Online monitoring of the quality parameters reliably ensures the required quality of the tire cord. User-friendly and intelligently automated new machine components and an optimum thread path enable extremely straightforward operation and process reliability. Intelligent automation solutions increase the efficiency of package transport.
In addition to the basic CC5 version, the new CableCorder is also available in the CC5-TFO version for production of yarns in the two-for-one twisting process and as the CC5-3PLY version for production of symmetrical 3-ply tire cord.
Key features of the CableCorder CC5
Intelligent Embroidery Solution
Saurer presented the intelligent embroidery solution. At this year’s exhibition, we are proud to showcase a fully-fledged embroidery solution that offers a wide range of customisation options for customers. The Epoca 7 shuttle embroidery machine features enhanced automation technology and a new application device. It also incorporates modernised CAD/CAM design software and a new mill management system.
The embroidery machine
Epoca 7 sets new standards in terms of productivity, with an increase of up to 25 per cent compared to its predecessor. It also boasts a speed of up to 700 rpm. The machine requires 5 per cent less energy than its forerunner, even when machine speed is increased by 18 per cent. In terms of savings, this gives the customer the edge to total cost of ownership. We are committed to sustainability and strive to ensure that our products are energy efficient, minimising the impact on the environment.
The new automatic rear carriage adjustment helps in reducing the machine setting time. The rear carriage width can be set automatically according to the yarn properties, resulting in a substantial reduction in yarn breaks. The intelligent thread watcher SmartMon drives the precise and fast detection of yarn breaks, on both shuttle and needle side, which drastically lowers mending costs by up to 70 per cent. In an environment where cotton is used, cotton dust pollutes the machine, resulting in early wear of the moving parts. With the new overhead cleaner – CleanGuard, this phenomenon is significantly reduced.
Enhanced application device
The HeadLine system with sequin, cord and the new LaserHead redefines and pushes the boundaries of embroidery applications and designs. The laser technology drives the precise cutting of virtually all synthetic and natural fabrics.
Modernised CAD/CAM platform
EmStudio incorporates all design workflow from sketch to production on a single platform. This modern tool provides the full solution from embroidery drawing, punching, visualisation of the design, product optimisation and productivity analysis to archiving design with information and machine settings. The intelligent stitch editor iSed optimises the quality of embroidery stiches.
New mill management system Senses
Senses is a new innovative control and analysis tool. Senses allows to collect and analyse the production, quality and machine data. The advantage is total transparency and the optimization of production processes. The result is enhanced efficiency and increased profitability.
Beginning of a new era for Saurer
ITMA 2019 marks the start of a new era for Saurer. Its new website in its fresh corporate design went live to coincide with the start of the exhibition. Customers and stakeholders could find to the desired products, services and company information in a few easy navigational steps. The site’s new structure and appearance reflects a modern company with a focus on digitalisation. Using our streamlined site, visitors will be able to gain a clear overview of what we have to offer – comprehensive, tailored solutions that include far more than just machinery.
Through dedicated teamwork, it was possible for us to relaunch the group’s website on 18 June 2019 after just a few months. Saurer had launched the previous version of the site six years ago and this was the opportune time to reinvigorate our web presence in line with our new customer-oriented strategy. Intuitiveness was a major factor in the conceptualisation of the new layout – this ensures that users can find the desired information with ease.
Visitors to our revamped website will notice that Saurer’s products and services are organised according to application and systems. This highlights our commitment to providing customers with fit-for-purpose solutions for the processing of fibre and yarn.
Clients will also be able to access our service offerings: Sun – Service Unlimited, the online customer portal Secos as well as the new training portal Saurer Academy. With Saurer’s repositioning, it is vital for all our stakeholders to understand where the group is heading in terms of strategy and how we aim to achieve our vision. This is why we have included our purpose story and core values for the first time.
Aside from offering users a highly visual experience with integrated picture galleries and a range of image, training and product videos, the responsive design we have adopted means that the website is displayed optimally on desktop computers and handheld devices.
“Our aim was not just to give the site a facelift, but to ensure that it met state-of-the?art technical standards in order to be prepared for the future. A website is always evolving – Saurer is a dynamic company and we will keep improving the site step by step and adding new content on a regular basis to ensure our customers, investors and applicants can stay up to date,” explains Silke Maier, Saurer’s Senior Saurer Group is a leading globally operating technology group focusing on machinery and components for yarn processing. As a company with a long tradition, Saurer has always been a leader in innovation. Today, Saurer comprises the two segments Saurer Spinning Solutions and Saurer Technologies. Saurer Spinning Solutions offers high quality, technologically advanced and customer-specific automation solutions for processing staple fibre from bale to yarn. Saurer Technologies specialises in twisting and embroidery as well as engineered and polymer solutions. With annual sales revenues of EUR 1 175 million, 4 700 employees, and locations in Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, the USA, China, India and Singapore, the strongly growing group is well positioned to serve the world’s textile industry centres
- Reduced spindle gauge due to optimised thread balloon diameter
- Further energy savings as a consequence of the adapted spindle pot geometry
- Sensor-based control system for compliance with quality parameters
- Integration into Senses, the mill management system, for monitoring and evaluating production data
- Servo-assisted creel, new thread guide elements and new Cord Regulator for greater user-friendliness
- CC5-TFO variant for production of yarns in the two-for-one twisting process and CC5-3PLY variant for production of symmetrical triple tire cord.