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When ITMA World Textile Machinery Exhibition Goes Digital In 2019

Jul 11, 2019

VDMA member companies demonstrated in Barcelona the most advanced technology solutions and applications for industry 4.0, also known as the intelligent and integrated manufacturing of the industrial Internet of things, including intelligent services.

At ITMA's VDMA press conference, spokesmen for 12 leading VDMA member companies said how industry 4.0 solutions affect the textile process chain.

Here's their statement:

Mr. Alexandre Butte, director of business development, andritz: "andritz brings together relevant expertise to provide attractive digital solutions for existing and new plants under one technology brand, Metris.

Metris technology is the most advanced technology in IIoT (industrial Internet of things) or industry 4.0, and can be tailored to the individual needs of customers.

Mr. Axel Pieper, chief technology officer, bruckner: "software innovation around textile machinery is becoming more and more important in product development.

Our newly developed mobile machine operating panel and management cockpit significantly improve the user friendliness of the device.

Advanced production assistance systems support operators to maximize production at the lowest cost while maintaining a consistent high quality level.

Our advanced service tools offer new features such as predictive maintenance, video tutorials, and augmented reality support.


Andrei hof, chief operating officer of Autefa Solutions, says, "digitisation will be successful when it comes to customer interest.

Our service 4.0 covers all aspects of improving the product line base over the life cycle.

Based on the availability of permanent digital communications, Autefa Service 4.0 provides a well-graded Service for the benefit of customers.

Autefa Service 4.0 integrates tasks from well-known day jobs into advanced and complex big data algorithms that are always focused on customer needs.

DIENESMultiMode® is an I4.0 system used in research, says Mr Dierk Dornieden, marketing director, Dienes Apparatebau.

All the features of MultiMode® enable research institutions and industry to reduce costs and operate quickly and flexibly during new product development.


Marcus Ott, managing director of Halo, said: "in our view, the textile industry needs tailored IT solutions to achieve the highest level of data transparency - from fiber optics to finished products.

Direct communication between humans and machines not only presents all relevant data consistently and transparently, but also provides employees with flexible and most important mobile access.

Sebastian Mayer, executive member of meyers: "our goal is always to be one step ahead.

In addition to technological developments, digitization provides us with valuable opportunities to maintain the company's principles.


Dr Christof Soest, chief technology officer at trutzler, said: "good preparation is crucial to yarn quality - at trutzler, I4.0 technology helps to make the process smarter.

By integrating intelligent, self-optimizing mechanical solutions and digital systems, trutzler enables customers to take a big step toward automation and ensure consistent quality.


Anton Gottschalk, managing director, km.on, Carl meyer software startup: "at ITMA, we will build Bridges from machine manufacturing to applications and textiles to industry 4.0 themes: we will showcase seven innovative machines, delve into" the future of textiles "and showcase km.on's new digital solutions.

Our digital branded products are available to our customers and other textile manufacturers to significantly improve processes across all business segments.

For example, these innovations include the first k.p. roduction product, through which faults in the production process can be effectively eliminated and analyzed.

In addition, our software startup km.on has set up its first overseas subsidiary in Asia.

In this way, we can strengthen supply capacity in key areas, while at the same time receiving important demand from new developments in major markets.


Klaus a. Heinrichs, menfuji vice President: "with menfuji's advanced sensor technology, the technical data of all devices can be mapped to the cloud virtually in real time.

Data in the cloud indicates the current state of the system and its respective parameters, which can be mapped to the entire production process for targeted analysis and controlled planning and production: insights from data analysis can be used to optimize the actual production process.

A real-time state overview improves machine availability while minimizing downtime.

Anticipate and eliminate potential sources of errors.

Digital twins provide information about various worn parts of the system, such as converters or gears.

In the future, operators will be able to see how long worn parts will last and when they must be maintained or replaced in advance.

Direct access to the integrated fujifilm online store allows users to order worn parts at the touch of a button when needed, preventing machine downtime.

Wilhelm Langius, division head, Neuenhauser Maschinenbau: "Neuenhauser sees the latest advances in self-driving cars and navigation systems. Agvs are essential for the future of spinning mills.

AGV stands for autonomous guided vehicle, a technology that has been around for years, but recently introduced industry 4.0.

In the shortest amount of time, our team developed the most advanced transportation system using a large number of intelligent controlled autonomous vehicles.

At ITMA 2019, we are excited to present our AGVS to a professional audience for the first time, and we are excited about the feedback.


Andrew senberg, vice President of marketing, corporate communications and public affairs, oerlikon chemical fiber division: "oerlikon invites all visitors to this year's ITMA to explore the future of man-made fiber production.

We will showcase all our guests' vision for sustainable and automated synthetic fiber production in a spectacular virtual 4D showroom: "clean technology.

Smart factories.

Is the motto of the future.

At our booth, it was a stone's throw from reality.

Today, we will present the global premiere of four effective machine and device concepts in a new innovative industrial design.

Together with so many other innovations, all of these make up our new DNA.