Loepfe has introduced its new MillMaster TOP online data management system, which monitors and analyses the quality data from Loepfe yarn clearers. MillMaster TOP – a new generation innovative system – provides online data from connected yarn clearers in real-time. The modern software can visualise and analyse quality data from up to 7,200 spindles.
The data management system has a comprehensive functionality. Data from all winders are recorded automatically and can be monitored and analysed in real-time. The mill floor view gives an overview of all winding machines. Traffic light colours indicate the performance of the different machines or yarn production lots. The performance criteria and thresholds can be set individually. This enables fast reaction in the case of insufficient quality. A double-click on a machine or a production lot opens a dashboard view with detailed data. There the user can access all quality data in one view.
Setting-up MillMaster TOP is very easy. All connected machines are recognised automatically, and afterwards all data is available immediately. With its modern client server architecture the system is the ideal solution for winding machines. The data is not only available on the server, but can also be displayed on a handheld device, e.g, a tablet computer. MillMaster TOP can be individually customised with various options, which are installed automatically via Loepfe’s cloud service.
Loepfe Brothers also presented a comprehensive portfolio of quality control solutions for the textile industry at ITMA. The company, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, always played an important role over the past six decades as a technology innovator for yarn quality control in spinning and weaving mills.
Presented at ITMA for the first time, the brand new LabMaster series sets a new standard for laboratory measurements. The testing devices integrate the most important measurements into one system. LabMaster consists of the two measurement devices FiberMap and YarnMap as well as LabMaster Top. The integration of all fibre-related parameters into one instrument delivers the complete fibre profile throughout the whole preparation process of the spinning mill, from bale to finisher sliver. FiberMap provides data of standard HVI measurements and also neps, seed coat neps, trash and stickiness.
The efficiency of yarn testing is increased considerably by synchronised measurement of the most relevant yarn properties, like count, evenness, hairiness, and strength. In addition, all preparation products can be checked for mass evenness at the same time as the yarn. User-friendly and intuitive operation of the instrument increases the efficiency even further. LabMaster Top delivers value-added reports directly on the management’s desk.
The new yarn clearer generation YarnMaster Zenit+ utilises state-of-the-art technology, fastest processors, and measuring technology. This extremely reliable tool safely detects even the finest yarn irregularities. Just one sensing head covers the range of yarn counts from Nec 2.4 to Nec 320. The YarnMaster Zenit+ allows even more precise yarn clearing then ever before and delivers a multi-layered evaluation of the measuring results. The new yarn clearers have additional features like nep cluster channel, off-standard bobbin detection, and improved foreign matter detection. They enable a 100 per cent online quality control in the spinning mill. Many of expensive and lengthy laboratory measurements are incorporated in the yarn clearer. The easy to service and easy to operate central unit LZE-V provides a clearly structured user interface. When needed, Loepfe technicians have the possibility to remote control the system, to check the status of the central unit and to update the software. The result is an increased reliability.
For open-end spinning applications Loepfe offers YarnMaster 3N1. The yarn clearer combines three s