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12.11.2019

Oerlikon: New upgrade transforms the ACW into WINGS

Recently, upgrades and retrofits were made available for Oerlikon Barmag ACW-series winders, with which the benefits of the WINGS concept become tangibly close for operators of POY spinning systems equipped with ACW technology. Worldwide, thousands of winders could take advantage of this system upgrade.

Recently, upgrades and retrofits were made available for Oerlikon Barmag ACW-series winders, with which the benefits of the WINGS concept become tangibly close for operators of POY spinning systems equipped with ACW technology. Worldwide, thousands of winders could take advantage of this system upgrade.

In addition to savings in terms of energy, waste and HR, the benefits of the WINGS concept above all include the consistently high yarn quality, making WINGS yarn a winner in further processing. Particularly with regards to its dyeing properties, the yarn is considerably superior to products manufactured using conventional winder technology.

Yarn producers can now also achieve these typical WINGS properties with ACW winders – with a corresponding system upgrade. The ACW WINGS conversion components and ACW upgrades for draw units can be installed as plug-in units in virtually no time at all, hence minimizing system downtimes. Analog to WINGS, the new ACW WINGS draw unit is more compact and also guides the yarn using rollers instead of yarn guides. This minimizes friction for the yarn and the angles of deflection remain the same, which in turn optimizes the yarn tension on all packages.

Already being used in China
The first expansion phase with 96 positions is already successfully operating at Chinese polyester yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Rongsheng. “We achieved excellent yarn values after just four days. The yarns are of AA quality for a full package rate of 98% and a yarn break rate of 0.5 per ton”, summarizes Xu Yongming, Plant Manager at Rongsheng, talking about the upgrade package. “This has allowed us to once again become one of the top manufacturers with our ACW yarns.” A second expansion phase with 88 further positions will follow at the end of 2019.

The conversion package is also particularly interesting as a result of its fast ROI (return-on-investment) of less than one year. ACW WINGS is available for all ACW-type POY / HOY winders for polyester, polyamide 6 and polyamide 6.6.

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Oerlikon Barmag
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Oerlikon feiert vier Weltpremieren zur ITMA Barcelona 2019 (c) Oerlikon
Oerlikon Shuttle ITMA 2019
08.05.2019

Oerlikon celebrates four world premieres at ITMA Barcelona 2019

  • Clean Technology. Smart Factory.

Remscheid – Oerlikon invites all visitors to this year's ITMA in Barcelona on a journey into the future of manmade fiber production. From 20 to 26 June 2019, the world market leader will show all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fiber production in a virtual 4D showroom at its 1,000 m² stand in Hall 7, A101: "Clean Technology. Smart Factory." is the motto of the future. And this is only a stone's throw away from reality at the stand.

  • Clean Technology. Smart Factory.

Remscheid – Oerlikon invites all visitors to this year's ITMA in Barcelona on a journey into the future of manmade fiber production. From 20 to 26 June 2019, the world market leader will show all its guests its vision of a sustainable and automated manmade fiber production in a virtual 4D showroom at its 1,000 m² stand in Hall 7, A101: "Clean Technology. Smart Factory." is the motto of the future. And this is only a stone's throw away from reality at the stand. Because today Oerlikon is presenting four world premieres for efficient machine and plant concepts in a new, innovative industrial design. Together with numerous other innovations, all this forms the new DNA of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

The challenges for the manmade fiber industry are manifold and Oerlikon shows its customers solutions:

1. Choosing the right business model
Price pressure on fiber and yarn manufacturers is growing due to global market consolidation. Here it is important to position oneself correctly. Are you producing polyester, nylon or polypropylene for the niche market and skimming off good margins with innovative products and ingenious material properties, or are you looking for business success through economies of scale in the volume market such as the constantly growing apparel sector? Oerlikon has the right answers for both business models. And the most important thing: the market leader supplies all solutions from a single source. See for yourself at the world premieres of the machine and system concepts of WINGS FDY PA6, BCF S8 Tricolor and the revolutionary eAFK Evo texturing machine.

2. Finding alternatives for good personnel
Finding good operators in the manmade fiber industry is becoming increasingly difficult, even in emerging industrial nations such as China, India and Turkey. The solution is obvious. What, for example, the automotive industry achieved years ago with the 3rd Industrial Revolution is now also taking its course in the textile industry. And at the same time it is even shifting up a gear. In the next step, automation in combination with digitization will lead to new, sustainable production. Oerlikon will be showing how automation and digitization interact at ITMA. Self-learning machines and systems, artificial intelligence (AI), remote services and edge computing are just a few of the key words in the digital half of the new Oerlikon Manmade Fibers DNA.

3. Guarantee quality and traceability
The qualities of the fibers and yarns must meet the highest demands and their production must be traceable throughout the textile value chain. This no longer only plays an important role in the automotive industry, where safety is of paramount importance. Other branches of industry that use fibers, yarns and nonwovens also want to know where the raw materials they produce for consumer articles come from. Legal regulations are demanding this more and more frequently. Oerlikon offers optimal solutions with its DIN ISO certified manufacturing processes. More than half of the world's manmade fiber producers are convinced every day that the qualities produced on Oerlikon Barmag, Oerlikon Neumag and Oerlikon Nonwoven equipment are right – and all visitors to ITMA can do the same on site.

4. Efficient and sustainable production
In the future, the materials produced from manmade fibers must become part of a further improved global recycling economy. The recycling of polyester – with over 80% market share the most frequently used manmade fiber in the world – has not only been on the agenda since today. Oerlikon already has solutions at hand: from PET bottles to fibers and filaments, to textiles and carpets. ITMA is the next step. With the VacuFil® Oerlikon in cooperation with the subsidiary company BBEngineering presents the world premiere No. 4 – a recycling solution within a running polyester production with a waste-free approach.

Vision becomes reality
The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment thus demonstrates what the ITMA in Barcelona promises as the world's leading trade fair for textile machinery and plant construction: "Innovating the world of textiles – sourcing for a sustainable future". In Hall 7, A101, this is already reality.

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ITMA Oerlikon Fibers Automation
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Oerlikon presents its expanded nonwovens product portfolio at the IDEA 2019 in Miami (c) Oerlikon
28.02.2019

Oerlikon - Partnerships are the focus of IDEA 2019

  • Oerlikon presents its expanded nonwovens product portfolio at the IDEA 2019 in Miami

Neumünster – Oerlikon presents its complete nonwoven plant portfolio for the production of airlaid, meltblown, spunbonded and hybrid materials at this year’s IDEA in Miami from 25–28 March. The focus of its presentation will be on solutions for hygiene, medical and other disposable nonwovens. Visitors to this year’s IDEA can inform themselves on the wide range of products at Oerlikon’s exhibition stand (no. 1724).

  • Oerlikon presents its expanded nonwovens product portfolio at the IDEA 2019 in Miami

Neumünster – Oerlikon presents its complete nonwoven plant portfolio for the production of airlaid, meltblown, spunbonded and hybrid materials at this year’s IDEA in Miami from 25–28 March. The focus of its presentation will be on solutions for hygiene, medical and other disposable nonwovens. Visitors to this year’s IDEA can inform themselves on the wide range of products at Oerlikon’s exhibition stand (no. 1724).

Two strong partnerships for disposable nonwovens

While two years ago the Nonwoven business unit of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment focused almost exclusively on solutions for technical applications, the company has now expanded its product portfolio to include solutions for disposable nonwovens by establishing strong partnerships.

Oerlikon & Teknoweb Materials – two strong partners for the nonwoven industry

As early as spring 2017, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers' Nonwoven business unit had entered into a strategic partnership with the Italian company Teknoweb Materials. Teknoweb Materials is an established technology supplier in the field of wipes and other disposable nonwovens. With its LEVRA technology, the company has its own patented, particularly efficient manufacturing process for wipes. It also has extensive process know-how on the making and further processing of these nonwoven materials. The Nonwoven business unit of Oerlikon’s Manmade Fibers segment completes this partnership with its well-established machine and plant solutions. Teknoweb Materials will also be represented at IDEA at the Oerlikon exhibition stand (no. 1724).

Cooperation with Shaoyang Textile Machinery

For spunmelt systems solutions for hygiene and medical applications, Oerlikon has been in cooperation with the Chinese machine and plant manufacturer Shaoyang Textile Machinery since Autumn of last year. The goal of these cooperation partners is to advance the international marketing of spunmelt plants outside of China. Oerlikon Manmade Fibers’ Nonwoven business unit contributes its plant engineering know-how and is responsible for product and process guarantees. Oerlikon also assumes the overall project responsibility as well as world-wide customer service outside of China. In return, Shaoyang, with its headquarters in the city of the same name in the Hunan province, supplies the plant technologies.The advantage for the customer: competitive solutions at an attractive price level with comparatively low investments.

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Oerlikon - Marketing, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

 

14.11.2018

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment at the OpenStack Summit in Berlin

"Datacenter in a box" is the new powerful, flexible and secure IT infrastructure solution for the textile industry of the future

"Datacenter in a box" is the new powerful, flexible and secure IT infrastructure solution for the textile industry of the future

Remscheid/Berlin – Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment Industrie 4.0 solutions for the production of polyester, nylon and polypropylene are based on the digitalization of the production landscape and the intelligent processing of the flood of data generated in this way. In the future, the segment will offer its customers a new powerful, flexible and, above all, secure IT infrastructure. The "Datacenter in a box" was presented for the first time at the OpenStack Summit in Berlin, Germany, to a broad specialist audience. The compact datacenter works on the basis of the open operating system OpenStack, which enables virtual computing in a secure private cloud environment.

Externally, the datacenter looks unspectacular: The box contains standard hardware such as server rack, network components, batteries for reliability, monitoring sensors and a few more things. But what counts are the inner values. The Open Source software OpenStack consists of many different services and allows the virtualization of a large pool of computing, storage and network resources in a flexible, scalable private cloud. This brings two central advantages: On the one hand, virtual operation reduces costs and simplifies configuration, adaptation and expansion of the IT infrastructure today and tomorrow. On the other hand, long-cherished wishes for high data protection are fulfilled, because a private cloud maintains secure, highly encrypted data connections away from the World Wide Web.

"The functional diversity of a cloud, operation and hardware in one's own four walls at the same time – our customers immediately understood these advantages" reports Mario Arcidiacono, specialist for Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment. The IT architecture also guarantees infrastructure management without downtime, the system and virus protection are automatically kept up to date at all times. Another major advantage is the scalability of the hardware and software, which can be adapted to changing requirements.

OpenStack Summit: Project example with yarn manufacturer from Vietnam presented

With these trump cards and a project example, the Group segment confidently presented itself to a genuine specialist audience in mid-November. At this year's OpenStack Summit in Berlin, where thousands of cloud professionals met, Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment CEO Georg Stausberg presented the customer installation at Century Synthetic Fibre Corporation, which supplies many well-known sporting goods manufacturers. The Vietnamese producer of high-quality yarns not only uses the new datacenter, but also the connection to the new "Common Service Platform (CSP)" of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment as well as an innovative new dashboard solution in prototype status. In this case, the digital instrument panel supports employee communication during shift changes in the yarn factory and introduces agile methods into the work process. The board visualizes the progress of central key figures and operating parameters from the current production process. Based on this, the employees of the successive shifts can now exchange important process and quality information and possible instructions for action within a few minutes in a structured stand-up meeting. "For the customer this means an immediate improvement of the processes, and he can significantly increase the efficiency and quality of his employees' work," assures Joerg Gross, Senior Manager in the IT-architecture team at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment.

New IT-basis for the Plant Operation Center (POC) already successful established on the market

The fixed connection to the "Common Service Platform (CSP)" of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment plays a pioneering role in such solutions. This enables services and software updates to be provided smoothly, quickly and automatically. In this way, service applications can transform collected data into instructions or automated commands to secure and improve processes. For example, the secure availability of management solutions such as the Plant Operation Center (POC) for process monitoring can be increased and possible errors can be rectified very quickly. The new digital solution AIM4DTY (AIM = Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing), which was unveiled at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 in Shanghai, China, a few weeks ago, can also be implemented in this way. AIM4DTY uses methods of machine learning, determines probable causes of errors in texturing and helps to improve quality during production.

Launch at ITMA Barcelona 2019

The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment offers such remote-supported services on request. Data will therefore only be transferred to the “Common Service Platform (CSP)” with the customer's consent. In addition, all data is processed in accordance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other international data protection standards. Against this backdrop, the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment plans to provide its datacenter with graded or customer-specific solutions: from complete service to provision with customer training for its own operations. After initial practical experience with several pilot customers, the segment intends to launch its offering on the market next year and officially present it to the textile industry at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Oerlikon Marketing, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

 

Fasspumpe mit Zuförderschnecke Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG
Fasspumpe mit Zuförderschnecke
16.08.2017

Höchste Präzision für hochviskose Medien

Ob kleben, vergießen oder dämmen, dichten und schäumen - auf der diesjährigen Bondexpo, der internationalen Fachmesse für Klebtechnologie informiert Oerlikon Barmag über sein Zahnraddosierpumpenprogramm speziell für die Arbeitsschritte Fügen/Verbinden. Vom 9. bis zum 12. Oktober präsentiert das Unternehmen in Halle 6 unter anderem Komponenten für die Silikonverarbeitung sowie Heißschmelzkleberanwendungen, aber auch für die Verarbeitung von Harzen oder Polyurethanen und anderen höherviskosen Flüssigkeiten (Standnr. 6422).

Ob kleben, vergießen oder dämmen, dichten und schäumen - auf der diesjährigen Bondexpo, der internationalen Fachmesse für Klebtechnologie informiert Oerlikon Barmag über sein Zahnraddosierpumpenprogramm speziell für die Arbeitsschritte Fügen/Verbinden. Vom 9. bis zum 12. Oktober präsentiert das Unternehmen in Halle 6 unter anderem Komponenten für die Silikonverarbeitung sowie Heißschmelzkleberanwendungen, aber auch für die Verarbeitung von Harzen oder Polyurethanen und anderen höherviskosen Flüssigkeiten (Standnr. 6422).

Effizienz in der Bewältigung zähflüssiger Medien – die GA-Baureihe
Beim Auftrag von Heißschmelzklebern steht vor allem die Gleichmäßigkeit des Auftrags im Vordergrund. Exaktes Dosieren setzt aber nicht nur das schnelle und reproduzierbare Einstellen eines Betriebspunktes voraus, sondern auch eine pulsationsarme Einspeisung des Fördermediums. In Ergänzung zur bewährten GM-Baureihe hat Oerlikon Barmag nun die GA-Serie zur Förderung höherviskoser Medien entwickelt. Die GA-Baureihe ist in Fördervolumina von 1,25 – 30 cm³/U (0,6-144 l/h) lieferbar. Sie ist ausgelegt für Drücke bis 200 bar, für Viskositäten bis 1.500 Pas sowie für Temperaturen bis maximal 225°C. Mit der neuen Pumpenbaureihe bietet Oerlikon Barmag überall dort maßgeschneiderte Lösungen, wo auf eine genau definierte, gleichmäßige Dosierung Wert gelegt wird.

Austrag und Dosieren aus einer Hand – die Fasspumpe
Die Fasspumpe ist speziell zur Förderung und Dosierung hochviskoser Materialien wie Klebstoffe, Silikone etc. aus Fässern und anderen großen Gebinden und für Drücke bis zu 250 bar ausgelegt. Thorsten Wagener, verantwortlicher Sales Mitarbeiter für Pumpen in industriellen und chemischen Anwendungen: "Die Fasspumpe trägt nicht nur hochviskose Materialien aus dem Fass aus, sondern dosiert das Medium ohne einen weiteren Zwischenstopp mit dem gewohnt hohen volumetrischen Wirkungsgrad zum Mischkopf.“ In enger Abstimmung mit dem Kunden werden Zahnradpumpe und Fassfolgeplatte so aufeinander abgestimmt, dass die Platte mühelos den Boden des Behälters erreichen kann und so nur eine sehr geringe Restmenge von < 1% zurücklässt, was sich positiv sowohl auf die Materialkosten als auch auf den Produktionsablauf auswirkt.

Unter Hochdruck arbeiten
In der Hochdrucktechnologie stellt die Förderung von kleinen Durchsätzen mit niedrigen Viskositäten eine besondere Herausforderung dar. Speziell für diesen Einsatz hat Oerlikon Barmag die GM-Baureihe mit rundem Plattenpaket um eine Option hinsichtlich Druckaufbauvermögen erweitert. Diese mehrstufige Pumpe ist in den Fördergrößen 0,05 bis 20 ccm/U lieferbar und gewährleistet den Aufbau hoher Betriebsdrücke selbst bei niedrigen Viskositäten (z.B. 250 bar, 100 mPas). So lassen sich höhere volumetrische Wirkungsgrade bzw. ein größerer nutzbarer Drehzahlbereich erzielen. Die robuste Zahnraddosierpumpe sorgt für einen pulsationsarmen kontinuierlichen Betrieb. Somit können erstmalig auch Anwendungen im Hochdruckbereich abgedeckt werden, die minimale Durchflussraten (z.B. 0,5g-1,5g/sec.) fordern. Für die Hersteller von PUR-Formteilen, Blockschaum, Kühlmöbelisolationen oder Sandwichpanels bedeutet das konstante Prozessstabilität bei geringeren Investitionskosten.
 
Eine für alle – High-Speed Dosieren leicht gemacht
Die neue High-Speed-Dosierpumpe ist speziell für schlecht schmierende und abrasive Medien entwickelt worden. Mit ihrem vergrößerten Drehzahlbereich (30 – 500 U/min) deckt sie einen großen Austragsbereich ab, für den bisher mehrere Pumpen unterschiedlicher Größen eingesetzt werden mussten. Für den Produzenten bedeutet das geringeren Aufwand bei Produktionsumstellungen und weniger Ersatzteilhaltung. Die kompakte Bauweise der Pumpe (ø65mm) verringert den Platzbedarf in der Maschine und das geringe Gewicht (1,4 kg) hält die Belastung so niedrig wie möglich, was sich wiederum positiv auf die Bauweise der Maschine auswirkt. Die lebensdauergeschmierten außenliegenden Kugellager sorgen bei der Pumpe nicht nur für eine lange Lebensdauer, sondern werden auch nicht vom jeweiligen Produkt berührt.

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Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG