Litespeed needles lower end-user CO2 emissions
One of the largest textile machinery equipment suppliers in the world, Groz-Beckert has demonstrated with its "Litespeed" needles for circular knitting machines that product innovations are not driven solely by financial considerations. T
Biodegradable hygiene products
The WC at home is often used to dispose of items other than toilet paper: fabric items and wipes for cosmetics, personal care and hygiene that really do not belong in there. These moist wipes are broken down very poorly in water, so they get into the drainage system, and from there to the wastewater treatment plants, where they form enormous clumps and have to be removed at great effort and expense.
Combining cost cutting with environmental protection
Textile manufacturers can use Caustic Recovery Plants (CRP) by Körting Hannover AG to lower the quantity of caustic soda used in mercerising by impressive 85 per cent. In this way, the plants do not only reduce operating costs substantially but also pollution.
BRUCKNER introduces new energy management tool
A company that specialises in manufacturing machines for finishing textile and film webs, BRÜCKNER Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG intends to introduce assistance systems for plant operators onto the market. The family-owned company, an active member of the VDMA, expects the tools to unlock energy savings and free up 30 percent of the reserve capacity in German-manufactured systems.
Tradition meets digitalisation
The phenomenon of digitalisation and networking of the entire value chain – Industry 4.0 – is also gaining importance in the textile industry. H. Stoll AG & Co. KG, a long-established manufacturer of flat knitting machines based in Reutlingen, Germany, will present an innovative software tool for networking of machine parks with up to a thousand machines at the ITMA textile machinery show in mid-November.
The textile machinery industry should invest more in R&D
Located in Coimbatore, Sieger Spintech Equipments Pvt Ltd offers cost-effective solutions in sheet metal fabrication, textile machinery and industrial automation. D Srinivasan, Director of Sieger Spintech, talks on the company’s performance at ITMA.
With system integration toward the Internet of things
RFID readers in the dye house read the contents of radio tags, robotic dispensing systems supply the precisely constituted dye mix. If sensors report excessive shrinkage of the textile goods, the smart machine controller corrects the process parameters.
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