EvoTape: The (r)evolution of tape production
With EvoTape, the process for manufacturing tapes has literally been revolutionised, and depending on the configuration, the systems output can be increased by up to three-fold, writes Jens Weinhold of Oerlikon.
The technology used for manufacturing tapes has remained the same for many years now. Although minor optimisations have been achieved with regards to the production speed, there have been no quantum leaps in the technology. For this reason, there has been very little replacement investment over the years.
Barmag makes mother yarn process profitable
In conjunction with the WinFors winder, the Oerlikon Barmag spinning system configuration, designed especially for manufacturing mother yarn, guarantees profitable mother yarn production. The monofilaments produced from this are also extremely convincing in terms of their excellent yarn quality. The perfectly coordinated steps – from the spinning process all the way through to take-up – ensure optimum results in the subsequent, downstream splitting process.
Don & Low invests in Oerlikon Neumag equipment
Oerlikon Neumag supplies nonwovens plant to Western Europe. Following the recent investment by Scottish company Don & Low, another leading western European nonwoven manufacturer has invested in an Oerlikon Neumag meltblown plant. The now signed contract comprises a system for the production of nonwovens made from polyolefins and other raw materials. The commercial production launch has been scheduled for the first half of 2017.
T-MOVE: The completely different can changer
Use of even larger cans at the card is only possible with T-MOVE. The Can Filling Station T-MOVE is an entirely new solution for filling cans at the card. In recent years, card productions have increased rapidly. The can changers, however, have not adapted accordingly. To change a can, the delivery speed of the card must be significantly lowered and then increased again after the change. This reduces efficiency and impacts sliver quality.
New system concepts for spinning filament yarns
Two spinning concepts for the economic production of high quality bico filament yarns promise tailormade solutions for all applications, explain Günter Schütt and Susanne Beyer from Oerlikon. Although bicomponent yarns have been around for about 50 years now and they are not a new phenomenon, we have seen a constant increase in demand over the past few years (with frequent fashion-related peaks in 2015, for example). Reasons for this development are manifold. In addition to current fashion trends, new, highly-efficient solutions for manufacturing textile fabrics such as circular knitting, for instance, reduce production costs.
New baler yarn winder permits profitability increase of up to 50%
In Hall 16 the main focus will be on solutions for tape production. The new developments from the Chemnitz-based think tank focus mainly on the EvoTape machine combined with the automatic tape yarn winder WinTape and – a trade fair premiere – an automatic baler yarn winder. Presented for the first time at the K three years ago, the combination of tape system and winder yields significant profitability increases of as much as 50 per cent – not only for carpet backing and geotextiles processes, but now also for baler yarn processes – compared to standard machines available on the market.
LMW unveils solar-run mini ring frame
The mechanised mini ringframe with 32 spindles is driven using solar energy and is designed with a host of features that ensure high productivity, quality of yarn and also provide utmost safety and user-friendliness. In a major breakthrough with a view to cater to the khadi sector and as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, the Coimbatore-based spinning machinery giant, Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW), has unveiled, for the first time, a ‘solar-powered mini ring frame’.
Loepfe MillMaster TOP goes live!
Loepfe has presented the brand new MillMaster TOP at the ITMA 2015 for the first time. The first systems have already been successfully installed in India, Italy, China, Turkey and Mexico.