The Mahlo GmbH & Co KG is one of the world's leading producers of measurement, control and automation systems, primarily for the textile industry but also for the paper, foil and coating sector. The company's extensive portfolio of products and services are designed to set new standards in quality assurance and process optimisation. The goal is to work together with the customer to identify the most competitive and cost-effective production solutions.
The new ORTHOPAC XRVMC-12 offers an unique combination of simultaneous adjustment and control. The ATMOSET SMT-12 regulates the heating output of drum dryers depending on the product, thus saving much energy.
Mahlo at ITMA ASIA 2012: Sustainability in the Textile Industry
"Saving Costs - Conserving Resources" is the motto of Mahlo GmbH & Co KG at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2012.
In Hall E1, Booth B12 the company presents innovations from measuring and control technology for the worldwide textile industry as well as for the coating, plastics and paper sector. Mahlo demonstrates how energy efficiency can be optimised in industrial corporations and the ecological balance improved on a sustainable basis. This saves resources and thus in particular: money. Each company has some hidden savings potential to a greater or lesser degree waiting to be tapped. The ROI can be significantly increased with already comparatively little means. The simultaneous optimisation of product and process quality represents welcome and revenue-enhancing additional benefits. Uncommon task assignments and engineering approaches of the Mahlo R&D team have created innovative solutions. Of course, cost reduction and optimisation potentials through process control system constitute a major focus.
Mahlo is presenting the new ATMOSET SMT-12, a dynamic cylinder dryer control system, which already experiences a major demand because of its high savings potential. Up to 15% of energy can be saved through product-specific dryer control. Sums in the 5 to 6 digit range can be saved through the reduced energy consumption in the energy-intensive drying process. Sustained savings can also be realised with the enhanced modules and sensors of the OPTIPAC VMC-12 process control. The ECOMAT AML module minimises energy consumption up to 16% alone through optimised exhaust air control. The dwell and heatsetting time can be optimised fully automatically with the PERMASET VMT module. This means optimal utilisation of the stenter capacity at a lower energy requirement per metre of product produced.
Amongst others, a demonstration system with circulating product web will be presented. Here one can view the new straightening concept ORTHOPAC XRVMC-12 at its best. As the first and only straightening system it offers the advantageous combination of simultaneous feedforward and feedback control of the straightening process. The multiple straightening units, selectable independently from each other, guarantee optimal monitoring with even faster and more precise straightening results. "Right first time production" thus comes within close reach and contributes to lower costs.
On the reverse side of the demo model one will find the trendsetting technology. The measuring frames of the QUALISCAN QMS-12 traverse over the entire fabric width. For the coating and converting sector Mahlo presents the modular and traversing process control system QUALISCAN QMS-12. It measures and controls various parameters over the entire fabric width:
- Basis weight: beta radiation, X-ray and infrared sensors.
- Humidity: infrared and microwave sensors.
- Material thickness: single and double-sided laser systems.
The QUALISCAN QMS-12 is customised to the needs of various coating applications. The modular design offers interesting options for expansion. On display is the measuring frame WEBPRO M, which can be equipped with up to 3 sensors. Models of the defect detection system WEBSCAN WIS-12 and the pattern detection and design-repeat control PATCONTROL PCS-12 complement the programme.