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(c) ITM TUD
24.06.2022

VDMA verleiht Nachhaltigkeitspreise an Ingenieurnachwuchs am ITM

Die Verleihung der Förderpreise 2022 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchsingenieur:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen im Studium fand am 22. Juni 2022 im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt/Main statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förderpreise wurden durch Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, auf dem VDMA-Messestand verliehen. Zum ersten Mal stand bei der Auswahl der eingereichten Arbeiten der Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit.
 
Frau M. Sc. Marina Andrea Michel wurde mit dem mit 3.500 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis für die „Beste Masterarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ geehrt. Ihre am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden Abschlussarbeit beschäftigt sich mit der „Funktionalisierung von Garnen mittels Cyclodextrinen zur Filtration von Mikro- und Nanoplastik, Übertragung auf Gewebe“.
 

Die Verleihung der Förderpreise 2022 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchsingenieur:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen im Studium fand am 22. Juni 2022 im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt/Main statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förderpreise wurden durch Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, auf dem VDMA-Messestand verliehen. Zum ersten Mal stand bei der Auswahl der eingereichten Arbeiten der Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit.
 
Frau M. Sc. Marina Andrea Michel wurde mit dem mit 3.500 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis für die „Beste Masterarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ geehrt. Ihre am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden Abschlussarbeit beschäftigt sich mit der „Funktionalisierung von Garnen mittels Cyclodextrinen zur Filtration von Mikro- und Nanoplastik, Übertragung auf Gewebe“.
 
Im Fokus stand ein Verfahren zur textilchemischen Ausrüstung von Garn- und Gewebematerialien aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen mit Cyclodextrinen, die Mikro- und Nanoplastik (MNP) anbinden. Die grundlegenden Erkenntnisse zeigen dabei das Potenzial daraus hergestellter faserbasierter Filter zur deutlichen und nachhaltigen Minimierung der MNP-Belastung, sowohl von lokalen Trinkwasserquellen bis hin zu globalen Wasserkreisläufen, auf. Die Masterarbeit beinhaltet erstmals die innovative Anwendung von Cyclodextrinmolekülen zur Anbindung kleinster Plastikpartikel unterschiedlicher Form und molekularer Zusammensetzung.
 
Simon Hoebel erhielt den mit 3.000 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis „Beste Forschungsarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ über die „Weiterentwicklung des Versuchstandes zur Herstellung von flexiblen hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Thermoplastfasern für hochbelastbare thermoplastische Verbundbauteile“.
 
Das Ziel der prämierten Forschungsarbeit bestand in der Weiterentwicklung eines Versuchstandes sowie eines anwendungsbezogenen technologischen Knowhows zur Entwicklung und Fertigung von unidirektionalen hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen aus recycelten Carbonfasern (rCF) und Thermoplastfasern (TFS) für hochbelastbare thermoplastische CFK-Bauteile. Im Rahmen der Forschungsarbeit untersuchte Hoebel den gesamten Prozess zur Herstellung von hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen von der Kardierung, Verstreckung, Banddoublierung und Konsolidierung. Aus den entwickelten rCF-TFS wurden thermoplastische UD-Verbunde gefertigt und ihre mechanischen Eigenschaften charakterisiert. Die Ergebnisse der Studienarbeit zeigen das Potenzial dieser neuartigen Prozesskette und der darauf basierenden leistungsfähigen und nachhaltigen Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen auf Basis von rCF.

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Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

(c) A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
20.06.2022

Monforts introduces range of modular upgrades

Monforts is introducing a range of modular upgrades that can be added to existing finishing lines already in production.

The Monforts universal Energy Tower – a flexible, free-standing air/air heat exchanger for recovering the heat from the exhaust air flow of thermal processes – can result in a 30% reduction in the energy consumed by a line, depending on the exhaust air volume and operating temperature.

A Monforts Eco Booster, completely integrated into the chamber design of the Montex stenter, is another retrofitting option. As a single state-of-the-art heat recovery system with automatic cleaning, it can be added to existing ranges. For ranges of up to eight chambers only one module is necessary to achieve significant energy savings.

On an eight-chamber stenter with an operating width of two metres carrying out a fixing process on a 150gsm woven fabric, for example, the energy savings have been calculated to be 35% over an annual schedule of 6,000 operating hours.

In addition, the Eco Booster consumes only minimal amounts of water during the cleaning cycle and the entire process is controlled and monitored automatically.

Monforts is introducing a range of modular upgrades that can be added to existing finishing lines already in production.

The Monforts universal Energy Tower – a flexible, free-standing air/air heat exchanger for recovering the heat from the exhaust air flow of thermal processes – can result in a 30% reduction in the energy consumed by a line, depending on the exhaust air volume and operating temperature.

A Monforts Eco Booster, completely integrated into the chamber design of the Montex stenter, is another retrofitting option. As a single state-of-the-art heat recovery system with automatic cleaning, it can be added to existing ranges. For ranges of up to eight chambers only one module is necessary to achieve significant energy savings.

On an eight-chamber stenter with an operating width of two metres carrying out a fixing process on a 150gsm woven fabric, for example, the energy savings have been calculated to be 35% over an annual schedule of 6,000 operating hours.

In addition, the Eco Booster consumes only minimal amounts of water during the cleaning cycle and the entire process is controlled and monitored automatically.

The Matex Eco Applicator is an alternative to the conventional padding process for energy-conscious finishing and achieving considerable savings in the energy required for drying treated fabrics. The precise amount of chemical can be applied to the fabric and with less residual moisture after application of only approximately 35% so that less drying capacity is required in the stenter, which leads to huge energy savings.

Finishes can be evenly applied on either or both sides of the fabric, and two separate treatments can be applied to front and back. This makes the unit ideal for the production of, for example, double-performance hydrophobic/hydrophilic fabrics for professional clothing, as well as the over dyeing or finishing of denim fabrics.

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media

(c) A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG
07.04.2022

Montex stenter at ITM

Monforts and its Turkish representative Neotek are looking forward to the forthcoming ITM 22 international textile machinery show taking place from June 14-18 at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Centre in Istanbul, after a three-year break.

With the TwinAir heating chamber system within a Montex stenter, top and bottom airflows can be regulated completely independently of each other, ensuring heat is only applied when and where it is required. The Optiscan balancing system ensures continuous automatic evaluation of the distance between the nozzles and the fabric for highly economical and contact-free drying. The resulting constant evaporation rate within the stenter ensures optimum energy utilisation and also avoids markings on the fabric.

With the latest Montex stenters, overall energy savings of up to 40% can now be achieved compared to a conventional stenter with no heat recovery or energy optimisation measures like high-quality chamber insulation.

Monforts and its Turkish representative Neotek are looking forward to the forthcoming ITM 22 international textile machinery show taking place from June 14-18 at the Tüyap Fair and Congress Centre in Istanbul, after a three-year break.

With the TwinAir heating chamber system within a Montex stenter, top and bottom airflows can be regulated completely independently of each other, ensuring heat is only applied when and where it is required. The Optiscan balancing system ensures continuous automatic evaluation of the distance between the nozzles and the fabric for highly economical and contact-free drying. The resulting constant evaporation rate within the stenter ensures optimum energy utilisation and also avoids markings on the fabric.

With the latest Montex stenters, overall energy savings of up to 40% can now be achieved compared to a conventional stenter with no heat recovery or energy optimisation measures like high-quality chamber insulation.

The Montex stenter also benefits from full digital control, with the Qualitex 800 PLC control system providing ease of operation and rapid access to line and management data, including full operating cost overviews, as well as maintenance monitoring.

Advances in digital technology mean that there are also now significant gains to be made in the retrofitting of existing Monforts machines with the latest automatic drives and control systems, going far beyond the basic replacement of spare parts.

“We will be emphasising the robustness and versatility of the Montex stenter for essential processes such as drying, stretching, heatsetting and coating at the Istanbul show,” said Monforts Area Sales Manager Thomas Päffgen.

“With energy prices rising steeply everywhere, features such as the MonforClean system, or the EcoBooster, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air, are proving more invaluable than ever,” added Ahmet Kilic of Neotek. “Monforts can provide a range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options tailored to each individual line installation.”

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen: Textile Studiengänge verfügen über neue Maschinentypen (c) Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen
Der Masterstudent Marc Weisser und Marc Witzemann am neuen Etikettierer
01.04.2022

Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen: Neue Maschinentypen für textile Studiengänge

In den Laboren der textilen Studiengänge an der Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen stehen pünktlich zum Start ins Sommersemester zwei brandneue Maschinen, die den Studierenden ebenso zur Verfügung stehen wie Interessierten aus der Textilindustrie.

„Wir testen gerade den Prototypen einer Flüssigklebemaschine“, sagt Prof. Matthias Kimmerle. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Weltneuheit, die es bislang noch nirgendwo sonst gibt – möglich wurde diese Leihgabe durch die hervorragenden Kontakte der Hochschule zum japanischen Hersteller. Das Neue daran: Anstatt Kleidung zu nähen, werden die einzelnen Schnittteile geklebt. „Die Ergebnisse sind sehr überzeugend“, sagt Matthias Kimmerle. „Die Kantenführung erledigt die Maschine vollautomatisch und hält dabei die Abstände exakt und konstant ein.“

In den Laboren der textilen Studiengänge an der Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen stehen pünktlich zum Start ins Sommersemester zwei brandneue Maschinen, die den Studierenden ebenso zur Verfügung stehen wie Interessierten aus der Textilindustrie.

„Wir testen gerade den Prototypen einer Flüssigklebemaschine“, sagt Prof. Matthias Kimmerle. Dabei handelt es sich um eine Weltneuheit, die es bislang noch nirgendwo sonst gibt – möglich wurde diese Leihgabe durch die hervorragenden Kontakte der Hochschule zum japanischen Hersteller. Das Neue daran: Anstatt Kleidung zu nähen, werden die einzelnen Schnittteile geklebt. „Die Ergebnisse sind sehr überzeugend“, sagt Matthias Kimmerle. „Die Kantenführung erledigt die Maschine vollautomatisch und hält dabei die Abstände exakt und konstant ein.“

Ein Wäschehersteller aus Albstadt hat die Maschine bereits erfolgreich ausprobiert, „und wir selber testen sie mit Funktionsmaterialien, wie sie bei Unterwäsche oder Sportkleidung benutzt werden“. Hier seien störende Nähte häufig unerwünscht, und die Klebetechnik kann genau dieses Problem lösen. Die Maschine steht noch ein paar Wochen in Albstadt zur Verfügung, bevor sie zu einem Textilunternehmen nach Österreich umzieht.

In der Lernfabrik der textilen Studiengänge steht außerdem seit vergangener Woche der Prototyp eines neuen Etikettierers (angedockt an einen Zünd-Cutter), der die Schnittteile nach dem Ausschneiden automatisch etikettieren kann. Eine solche Maschine sei für viele Branchen nützlich, „insbesondere dann, wenn in der Produktion viele Teile hergestellt werden, die sich ähneln“, sagt Matthias Kimmerle. Ermöglicht wurde die Anschaffung durch Marc Witzemann, Geschäftsführer von Rebstock Consulting, der die Maschinen des Herstellers in Deutschland vertreibt und die Hochschule seit Jahren mit der Dauerleihgabe von Cuttern unterstützt. „Es ist uns ein großes Anliegen, dass Studierende und kleinere Unternehmen die Möglichkeit bekommen, auf neuer Technik etwas zu testen“, sagt er. Wie wichtig genau das im sehr praxisbezogenen Studium an der Hochschule ist, betont auch Matthias Kimmerle. „Die Maschine passt zudem perfekt zu unserer Microfactory.“ Diese ermöglicht es, selbst kleine Losgrößen von nur einem Stück auf Kundenwünsche angepasst herzustellen.

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Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen

(c) VDMA
Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of the VDMA Textile Machinery: Verena Thies, Dr. Janpeter Horn, Regina Brückner.
31.03.2022

VDMA: Dr. Janpeter Horn New Chairperson of Textile Machinery Association

Dr. Janpeter Horn, Managing Director of August Herzog Maschinenfabrik, is the new Chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery. Dr. Horn was elected at the members’ meeting of the Association in Leonberg. The new Executive Board is completed with Ms. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik and Ms. Verena Thies, Managing Shareholder of Thies Textilmaschinen, who were elected as Vice Chairpersons.

After his election, Dr. Horn stated: “I am pleased to have Ms. Brückner and Ms. Thies by my side. Both have been serving on the Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery as well as the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers CEMATEX for many years. With this team, we are well prepared to effectively represent the interests of the industry at national and international level.”

Based in Oldenburg, Northern Germany, Herzog is a company with a long tradition and at the same time the most innovative developer and manufacturer of braiding and winding machinery. Worldwide references in braiding and winding technique confirm the company’s technical and quality leadership.

Dr. Janpeter Horn, Managing Director of August Herzog Maschinenfabrik, is the new Chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery. Dr. Horn was elected at the members’ meeting of the Association in Leonberg. The new Executive Board is completed with Ms. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik and Ms. Verena Thies, Managing Shareholder of Thies Textilmaschinen, who were elected as Vice Chairpersons.

After his election, Dr. Horn stated: “I am pleased to have Ms. Brückner and Ms. Thies by my side. Both have been serving on the Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery as well as the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers CEMATEX for many years. With this team, we are well prepared to effectively represent the interests of the industry at national and international level.”

Based in Oldenburg, Northern Germany, Herzog is a company with a long tradition and at the same time the most innovative developer and manufacturer of braiding and winding machinery. Worldwide references in braiding and winding technique confirm the company’s technical and quality leadership.

The new Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery for the legislative period until 2026 is composed of:

  • Dr. Janpeter Horn (Chairperson), August Herzog Maschinenfabrik
  • Regina Brückner (Vice Chairperson), BRÜCKNER Trockentechnik
  • Verena Thies (Vice Chairperson), THIES
  • Peter D. Dornier, Lindauer DORNIER
  • Stefan Flöth, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen
  • Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER STOLL Textilmaschinenfabrik
  • Markus Kleindorp, MEMMINGER-IRO
  • Andreas Lukas, ANDRITZ Küsters
  • Benjamin Mayer, Mayer & Cie.
  • Dr. Jörg Morgner, Temafa Maschinenfabrik
  • Benjamin Reiners, Reiners + Fürst
  • Dr. Uwe Rondé, Saurer Group
  • Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert
  • Georg Stausberg, Oerlikon Textile
  • Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler Group
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VDMA e. V.
Textilmaschinen

31.03.2022

Monforts at Techtextil North America

Monforts will highlight its advanced finishing and coating technologies for the production of technical textiles at Techtextil North America, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from May 17-19.

The company and its US representative PSP Marketing, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will be part of the centrepiece VDMA German Pavilion at the show.

Energy prices
With energy prices continuing to go through the roof, an emphasis at Techtextil North America will be on the energy and heat recovery that can be achieved with Montex stenters, through features such as the MonforClean system, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air. This results in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. A range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options can be specified per individual line installation.

Monforts will highlight its advanced finishing and coating technologies for the production of technical textiles at Techtextil North America, which takes place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta from May 17-19.

The company and its US representative PSP Marketing, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will be part of the centrepiece VDMA German Pavilion at the show.

Energy prices
With energy prices continuing to go through the roof, an emphasis at Techtextil North America will be on the energy and heat recovery that can be achieved with Montex stenters, through features such as the MonforClean system, in which waste heat from the drying process is used to pre-heat the drying air. This results in a radical reduction in the conventional heat supply required. A range of further resource-saving and energy recovery options can be specified per individual line installation.

Advanced machine operation
With the highly intuitive Qualitex 800 visualization software, all article-specific settings can be stored and the formulations for thousands of treatment processes called up again at any time. Individual operators can also personalise their dashboards with the most important machine functions and process parameters.

The Qualitex 800 system is available for the automatic and continuous operation of the company’s Montex stenters, as well as its Thermex continuous dyeing ranges, Monfortex shrinking systems and Montex®Coat coating units.

Versatility is the key
Monforts Montex®Coat coating units serve an equally diverse number of markets, including tents, tarpaulins and awnings, black-out roller blinds and sail cloth, automotive interior fabrics and medical disposables. Full PVC coatings, pigment dyeing or minimal application surface and low penetration treatments and solvent coatings (in explosion-proof conditions) with knife coating, roller coating or screen printing can all be accommodated with this system.

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AWOl Media / A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG

ANDRITZ delivers tearing line to Sasia Photo: ANDRITZ
Miguel Silva, CEO of Sasia, in front of the newly installed seven-cylinder Jumbo tearing line
15.02.2022

ANDRITZ delivers tearing line to Sasia

In January 2022, international technology group ANDRITZ successfully started up its latest-generation tearing line for spinning grade fibers delivered to Sasia at its Ribeirão premises, Portugal.

The scope of supply includes a seven-cylinder Jumbo tearing machine dedicated to spinning grade fibers. As the first of its kind in Portugal, the machine contains the latest ANDRITZ Laroche innovation for fiber opening, featuring a new-generation pinning configuration.

ANDRITZ has worked closely with Sasia for more than half a century, offering both cutting-edge solutions for recycling as well as every possible fine-tuning customization to support Sasia’s goals. Sasia’s plant now has four state-of-the-art ANDRITZ Laroche tearing lines.

A pioneer in the textile recycling industry since its foundation in 1952, Sasia is engaged in the circular economy with the aim of reducing textile waste by turning it into usable raw material again, increasing ability to compete as well as promoting innovation and sustainability.

In January 2022, international technology group ANDRITZ successfully started up its latest-generation tearing line for spinning grade fibers delivered to Sasia at its Ribeirão premises, Portugal.

The scope of supply includes a seven-cylinder Jumbo tearing machine dedicated to spinning grade fibers. As the first of its kind in Portugal, the machine contains the latest ANDRITZ Laroche innovation for fiber opening, featuring a new-generation pinning configuration.

ANDRITZ has worked closely with Sasia for more than half a century, offering both cutting-edge solutions for recycling as well as every possible fine-tuning customization to support Sasia’s goals. Sasia’s plant now has four state-of-the-art ANDRITZ Laroche tearing lines.

A pioneer in the textile recycling industry since its foundation in 1952, Sasia is engaged in the circular economy with the aim of reducing textile waste by turning it into usable raw material again, increasing ability to compete as well as promoting innovation and sustainability.

This order not only underlines ANDRITZ’s position as the leading supplier worldwide of textile recycling lines, but also highlights its ability to bring continuous improvement with sustainable solutions and versatility to its customers.

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ANDRITZ AG

(c) Monforts / AWOL Media
07.02.2022

Monforts: Turkish upholstery leader opts for the Montex®Coat

Turkish powerhouse in home textiles and furnishing fabrics Altun Tekstil has just commissioned the first Montex®Coat coating system in Turkey.

The advanced machine has been installed at the ever-expanding family-owned company’s industrial complex in Bursa and is being employed to provide an anti-slip and textured backing to upholstery fabrics with a stable and uniform foam, via knife-over-roller coating.  

Founded in 1993, Altun exports its fabrics to more than 60 countries, with its major export markets being Russia and Ukraine, as well as many Middle Eastern and European countries.
Its integrated operations include the production of texturized yarns, weaving and raschel knitting, in addition to dyeing and finishing. With a major focus on tulle curtains and upholstery, the company’s fabric range also extends to a wide variety of apparel styles.

Turkish powerhouse in home textiles and furnishing fabrics Altun Tekstil has just commissioned the first Montex®Coat coating system in Turkey.

The advanced machine has been installed at the ever-expanding family-owned company’s industrial complex in Bursa and is being employed to provide an anti-slip and textured backing to upholstery fabrics with a stable and uniform foam, via knife-over-roller coating.  

Founded in 1993, Altun exports its fabrics to more than 60 countries, with its major export markets being Russia and Ukraine, as well as many Middle Eastern and European countries.
Its integrated operations include the production of texturized yarns, weaving and raschel knitting, in addition to dyeing and finishing. With a major focus on tulle curtains and upholstery, the company’s fabric range also extends to a wide variety of apparel styles.

Altun has installed eight stenters in various widths at its two plants since 2016 – coincidentally the year Monforts Turkish representative Neotek was founded. All of the stenters are engineered for specific product lines and the Montex®Coat unit is integrated into the latest of these lines, which has a maximum working width of 2.2 metres and eight chambers.

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media

06.01.2022

Monforts presents Econtrol® at VDMA Webtalk in February

Monforts textile technologist Jonas Beisel will outline the benefits of the company’s Econtrol® continuous dyeing process during the next free-to-attend VDMA Textile Machinery Webtalk which takes place on February 3rd 2022 at 13.00 (CET).

“Our customers are increasingly looking at shorter production runs and the more economical use of dyestuffs, as well as reducing water and energy consumption,” says Beisel. “We have gained many years of experience in the optimisation of dyeing processes through working with our customers, both at their own plants and in our Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

“Our Thermex universal hotflue for continuous dyeing, curing and thermosoling achieves unrivalled reliability even at high fabric speeds, for exceptional cost-effectiveness when dyeing both large and small batches of woven fabrics. The Econtrol® process for reactive dyestuffs now has an impressive number of references on the market, as a quick and economical one-pass pad-dry and wash off process. This is the ideal process for fast change technology and operational savings.”

Monforts textile technologist Jonas Beisel will outline the benefits of the company’s Econtrol® continuous dyeing process during the next free-to-attend VDMA Textile Machinery Webtalk which takes place on February 3rd 2022 at 13.00 (CET).

“Our customers are increasingly looking at shorter production runs and the more economical use of dyestuffs, as well as reducing water and energy consumption,” says Beisel. “We have gained many years of experience in the optimisation of dyeing processes through working with our customers, both at their own plants and in our Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

“Our Thermex universal hotflue for continuous dyeing, curing and thermosoling achieves unrivalled reliability even at high fabric speeds, for exceptional cost-effectiveness when dyeing both large and small batches of woven fabrics. The Econtrol® process for reactive dyestuffs now has an impressive number of references on the market, as a quick and economical one-pass pad-dry and wash off process. This is the ideal process for fast change technology and operational savings.”

Among key benefits are the saving of resources compared to conventional continuous dyeing methods, excellent reproducibility of pale to dark shades, from lab to bulk, and greater flexibility in production planning due to a resulting dry fabric that does not need an immediate wash off.

Econtrol® is a registered trademark of DyStar® Colours Distribution GmbH, Germany, and Bertram Seuthe of DyStar® will be providing recommendations for dyes and auxiliaries for the process during the VDMA event.

A third speaker, Guido Seiler of Fong’s Europe, will explain how Goller washing ranges help to significantly reduce the water that is conventionally wasted in the washing off process, through a combination of process and chemistry know-how and advanced technologies.

More information:
Monforts VDMA Textilmaschinen
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Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG by AWOL Media

16.11.2021

DECHOW versteigert Maschinen und Anlagen der SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth

  • Nach Werksschließung: Inventar der modernen Textilweberei wird online bis zum 09. Dezember versteigert

DECHOW, eines der marktführenden Industrie-Auktionshäuser in Europa, verantwortet die Vermarktung der Textilweberei SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth. Rund 700 Lose kommen, bei der reinen Online-Auktion auf www.troostwijkauctions.com, vom 18. November bis 09. Dezember 2021 zum Aufruf. Darunter 46 DORNIER DLW Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 1999-2019 und 43 PICANOL Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 2007 – 2011.

  • Nach Werksschließung: Inventar der modernen Textilweberei wird online bis zum 09. Dezember versteigert

DECHOW, eines der marktführenden Industrie-Auktionshäuser in Europa, verantwortet die Vermarktung der Textilweberei SR Webatex GmbH in Bayreuth. Rund 700 Lose kommen, bei der reinen Online-Auktion auf www.troostwijkauctions.com, vom 18. November bis 09. Dezember 2021 zum Aufruf. Darunter 46 DORNIER DLW Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 1999-2019 und 43 PICANOL Luftwebmaschinen der Baujahre 2007 – 2011.

„Die SR Webatex GmbH war auf die Produktion von technischen Textilien und Gewebelösungen spezialisiert“, erklärt Eva Traut, Projektleiterin AUKTIONSHAUS WILHELM DECHOW GmbH. „Bei den Auktions-Losen handelt es um einen überdurchschnittlich modernen Maschinenbestand, der sich darüber hinaus in einem außergewöhnlich guten und gepflegten Erhaltungszustand befindet“, so Traut weiter. Als neuwertig können bespielweise eine Schlichtmaschine vom Typ KARL MAYER Prosize PSZ (Baujahr 2018) und eine Kontroll- und Wickelmaschine vom Typ RAUCH CB-WK/BA (Baujahr 2019) bezeichnet werden. Viele weitere Spezialmaschinen wie automatische Fadeneinzugsmaschinen und Muster-, Sektional- sowie Kegelbaumschärmaschinen oder ein Labor mit u.a. Garnprüfmaschine, Zugprüfgerät, Waagen und vielen Mikroskopen sind ebenfalls Bestandteil der Auktion.

Zahlreiche Lose dürften auch für Unternehmen in Bayreuth und Umgebung von Interesse sein, wie z.B. die STILL und LINDE Gabelstapler oder die Werkstattausrüstung mit Drehbank, Radialbohr- und Sägemaschinen.

Kaufinteressenten können sich direkt vor Ort einen Eindruck verschaffen. Der Besichtigungstermin findet am 07. Dezember 2021 von 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr in der Tunnelstraße 6, 95448 Bayreuth statt. Interessenten melden sich bitte vorab unter support@dechow.de an.

More information:
Auktion Textilmaschinen
Source:

bereuter media

© ITM / TU Dresden
10.11.2021

Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 geht an Irina Kuznik

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Irina Kuznik vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für ihre exzellente Diplomarbeit „Entwicklung zur umweltfreundlichen Herstellung neuartiger Chitosanfasergarne unter Einsatz von ionischen Flüssigkeiten" ausgezeichnet.

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Irina Kuznik vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für ihre exzellente Diplomarbeit „Entwicklung zur umweltfreundlichen Herstellung neuartiger Chitosanfasergarne unter Einsatz von ionischen Flüssigkeiten" ausgezeichnet.

In ihrer Diplomarbeit entwickelte Frau Kuznik einen völlig neuen Ansatz zur ökologischen und ökonomischen Herstellung von Chitosangarnen. Unter Nutzung ionischer Flüssigkeiten als gut geeignetes, neuartiges Lösungsmittel für Chitosan lässt sich Chitosan mit geringen Deacetylierungsgraden sowie reines Chitin erfolgreich auflösen. In einem Nassspinnverfahren können damit erzeugte Spinnlösungen zu neuartigen Chitosan- bzw. Chitinmonofilamenten mit sehr guten morphologischen Eigenschaften hergestellt werden. Des Weiteren lässt sich die ionische Flüssigkeit mittels eines Verdampfungsverfahrens aus dem Abwasser zurückgewinnen und wiederaufbereitet werden.

More information:
VDMA Textilmaschinen chitosan
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Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

(c) ITM/TU Dresden
10.11.2021

Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 an Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann wurde mit dem mit 5.000 EUR dotierten Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für seine am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden erarbeiteten Dissertation „Entwicklung von Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Polyamid 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile mit hohem Leistungsvermögen“ geehrt.

Die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2021 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion fand am 09. November 2021 im Rahmen der Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erneut online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

Dr.-Ing. Martin Hengstermann wurde mit dem mit 5.000 EUR dotierten Förderpreis beste Dissertation des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2021 für seine am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden erarbeiteten Dissertation „Entwicklung von Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Polyamid 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile mit hohem Leistungsvermögen“ geehrt.

Gegenstand der Dissertation ist die Entwicklung und Umsetzung von neuartigen Hybridgarnen aus recycelten Carbonfasern (rCF) und Polyamid (PA) 6-Fasern für thermoplastische Verbundbauteile. Diese Hybridgarne können die hervorragenden mechanischen Eigenschaften der rCF im Gegensatz zu bisherigen Lösungen in hohem Maße ausnutzen. Bedingt durch deren spezielle Fasereigenschaften (insbesondere hohe Querkraftempfindlichkeit, Sprödigkeit und fehlende Kräuselung) wurde dafür die Prozesskette der konventionellen Stapelfasergarnherstellung, bestehend aus Krempel, Strecke und Flyer, umfangreich analysiert und technologisch-konstruktiv weiterentwickelt, wodurch erstmalig eine schonende und gleichmäßige Herstellung der Hybridgarne ermöglicht werden konnte.

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Technische Universität Dresden
Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

22.10.2021

VDMA Textile Machinery publishes position paper

In a position paper published on 22 October 2021, the companies organised in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Up to now, the increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rising use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organised in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process”, explained Regina Brückner, Chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik.  

In a position paper published on 22 October 2021, the companies organised in the VDMA Textile Machinery Association welcome the ambitions of the EU to promote climate protection, in particular the approach of combining the goals for the EU textile and clothing industry into a sector-specific strategy.

Up to now, the increasing textile consumption around the world, due to growing population and purchasing power has been accompanied by a rising use of resources. “The textile machinery companies organised in the VDMA are geared towards a functioning circular economy. With our highly efficient technologies we are an indispensable partner in this transition process”, explained Regina Brückner, Chairwoman of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association and Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik.  

In the new position paper, the executive board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association emphasises that the new framework must be practicable. Ms Brückner said: “The EU must strike the right balance between necessary, yet also minimal, legislative regulation. A successful transition requires a level playing field which sets out fair rules for sustainability, thereby enabling European companies to nonetheless increase their international competitiveness.”

You can find the complete position paper in the attachment.

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VDMA e. V

14.10.2021

Monforts: Automated finishing at Knopf’s Sohn

Knopf’s Sohn, a contract finisher of technical textiles, has installed a fully automated Montex stenter at its plant in Helmbrechts, Germany.
Knopf’s Sohn is processing technical textiles for the automotive, aerospace, home furnishings and workwear markets, based on wool, cellulose, polyamide and polyester fabrics, along with elastane blends, in weights of 80-800gsm.

The Montex machinery range is constantly being upgraded to meet evolving customer needs for greater automation, ease of operation and energy optimisation. The latest ten chamber line at Knopf’s Sohn, with a working width of up to 2.0 metres, was engineered to specific requirements in order to accelerate the company’s move to fully automatic control of its production, and high scaffolding was required for its installation.

The line benefits from two integrated ECO Booster modules to provide high energy savings. These compact, air-to-air heat exchangers, installed within the roof structure of the line, exploit energy from the exhaust gas to preheat up to 60% of the incoming fresh air entering the stenter.

Knopf’s Sohn, a contract finisher of technical textiles, has installed a fully automated Montex stenter at its plant in Helmbrechts, Germany.
Knopf’s Sohn is processing technical textiles for the automotive, aerospace, home furnishings and workwear markets, based on wool, cellulose, polyamide and polyester fabrics, along with elastane blends, in weights of 80-800gsm.

The Montex machinery range is constantly being upgraded to meet evolving customer needs for greater automation, ease of operation and energy optimisation. The latest ten chamber line at Knopf’s Sohn, with a working width of up to 2.0 metres, was engineered to specific requirements in order to accelerate the company’s move to fully automatic control of its production, and high scaffolding was required for its installation.

The line benefits from two integrated ECO Booster modules to provide high energy savings. These compact, air-to-air heat exchangers, installed within the roof structure of the line, exploit energy from the exhaust gas to preheat up to 60% of the incoming fresh air entering the stenter.

The use of a single ECO Booster unit has been calculated to save up to 35% in energy costs, based on fixation processes. Fully automatic operation, set at the Monforts Qualitex control unit, ensures there is no additional burden on the machine operator.

The line is powered by Exxotherm indirect heating, which practically eliminates the yellowing which can be experienced during the treatment of certain polyamide and elastane-based fabrics, and is also equipped with a Conticlean circulating air filter system for constant high drying capacity.

Software
The latest Qualitex visualisation software offers operators reliability and easy control with its full HD multi-touch monitor and slider function, dashboard function with individual adaptation to operating states and faster access to comprehensive recipe data management.

With the Monformatic control system, the exact maintenance of the dwell time in combined treatment processes (drying and heat-setting) can be monitored. When the heat-setting point is reached, the fan speed is automatically adjusted, keeping energy consumption fully under control.

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media

Projekt futureTEX präsentiert Highlights aus sieben Jahren Textilforschung (c) P3N MARKETING GMBH
In der Labtour durch die „Textilfabrik der Zukunft“ konnten die Vor-Ort-Teilnehmer Industrie 4.0 in der Textilindustrie live erleben
11.10.2021

Projekt futureTEX präsentiert Highlights aus sieben Jahren Textilforschung

Als interdisziplinäres Kompetenznetzwerk aus Industrie- und Forschungspartnern ist futureTEX 2014 gestartet, um den Wandel der traditionsreichen Textilbranche im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung zu einem zukunftsfähigen Industrieplayer – mit Technischen Textilien (TechTex) als Fundament – zu gestalten. In dieser Zeit ist das Konsortium auf mehr als 300 involvierte mittelständische Unternehmen, wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen und textile Branchenverbände angewachsen, die sich in insgesamt 34 Vorhaben der textilen Zukunft verschrieben haben. Das erklärte Ziel der Akteure bestand darin, die Position Deutschlands als Weltmarktführer im Textilmaschinenbau zu stärken sowie den Weg zu einer globalen Spitzenposition bei den Technischen Textilien bis 2025 zu ebnen.

Nun befindet sich das Projekt auf der Zielgeraden: Über 20 der insgesamt 34 Vorhaben wurden bereits erfolgreich abgeschlossen – Die noch in Arbeit befindlichen werden in den kommenden Monaten folgen.

Als interdisziplinäres Kompetenznetzwerk aus Industrie- und Forschungspartnern ist futureTEX 2014 gestartet, um den Wandel der traditionsreichen Textilbranche im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung zu einem zukunftsfähigen Industrieplayer – mit Technischen Textilien (TechTex) als Fundament – zu gestalten. In dieser Zeit ist das Konsortium auf mehr als 300 involvierte mittelständische Unternehmen, wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen und textile Branchenverbände angewachsen, die sich in insgesamt 34 Vorhaben der textilen Zukunft verschrieben haben. Das erklärte Ziel der Akteure bestand darin, die Position Deutschlands als Weltmarktführer im Textilmaschinenbau zu stärken sowie den Weg zu einer globalen Spitzenposition bei den Technischen Textilien bis 2025 zu ebnen.

Nun befindet sich das Projekt auf der Zielgeraden: Über 20 der insgesamt 34 Vorhaben wurden bereits erfolgreich abgeschlossen – Die noch in Arbeit befindlichen werden in den kommenden Monaten folgen.

Um die erreichten Ziele der vergangenen Projektjahre Revue passieren zu lassen sowie einen Ausblick zu geben, wie es nach Projektende weitergeht, hatte der Konsortialführer – das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI) – zur hybriden Abschlussveranstaltung geladen. Rund 50 Teilnehmer folgten online und vor Ort dem abwechslungsreichen Rahmenprogramm.*

 

*Weitere Informationen finden Sie im Anhang.

Oerlikon Webinar with a Focus on Customer Service (c) Oerlikon
19.08.2021

Oerlikon Webinar with a Focus on Customer Service

The new series of webinars of the Swiss Oerlikon Group’s Manmade Fibers Solutions business unit will be focusing on services for manmade fiber systems.

Short Overview of the webinars:

  • How ceramics within the yarn path improve the quality of your yarn on September 01
  • myOerlikon – tailored digital services provide a comprehensive overview on September 13
  • Always by your side – with Oerlikon Remote Services on September 22
  • Better safe than sorry – maximize productivity and minimize downtimes with regular machine check-ups on September 29

For more information click here, where we keep you informed about upcoming events.

The new series of webinars of the Swiss Oerlikon Group’s Manmade Fibers Solutions business unit will be focusing on services for manmade fiber systems.

Short Overview of the webinars:

  • How ceramics within the yarn path improve the quality of your yarn on September 01
  • myOerlikon – tailored digital services provide a comprehensive overview on September 13
  • Always by your side – with Oerlikon Remote Services on September 22
  • Better safe than sorry – maximize productivity and minimize downtimes with regular machine check-ups on September 29

For more information click here, where we keep you informed about upcoming events.

Source:

Oerlikon

(c) Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
12.08.2021

BRÜCKNER successful in Turkey with stenters

The Turkish company ARIKAN Mensucat Industry and Trade Inc. was founded in 1993 and is located in Kahramanmaraş, one of the southernmost cities of the country. Today, the family-owned company employs around 1,500 people and finishes around 55 tons of knitwear every day. In addition to many well-known Turkish fashion manufacturers, ARIKAN also supplies international manufacturers in Europe, Russia, the Gulf States and other leading international markets.

The Turkish company ARIKAN Mensucat Industry and Trade Inc. was founded in 1993 and is located in Kahramanmaraş, one of the southernmost cities of the country. Today, the family-owned company employs around 1,500 people and finishes around 55 tons of knitwear every day. In addition to many well-known Turkish fashion manufacturers, ARIKAN also supplies international manufacturers in Europe, Russia, the Gulf States and other leading international markets.

The German machinery manufacturer BRÜCKNER supported the Turkish company from the very beginning. From the foundation of the dyeing and finishing plant, BRÜCKNER supplied three stenters for the finishing of the high-quality knitted fabric in 2014. Two more lines followed in 2016. For decades, BRÜCKNER has been the market leader for the finishing of knitted fabric. Especially for very fine and elastic fabric, special line configurations and technological know-how are necessary to be able to produce a high-quality end product. During the drying and heat-setting process, for example, extremely accurate and uniform temperature distribution over the entire length and width of the dryer is essential. In the BRÜCKNER stenter this is achieved, among other things, by the alternating arrangement of the thermal zones every 1.5 meters and by the proven split-flow air system.

The machine operators at ARIKAN appreciate the easy control of BRÜCKNER lines. The visualization is intuitively designed and offers many auxiliary systems for an optimized production process. In addition, significant energy savings can be achieved with just a few changes to the machine parameters.

The management at ARIKAN attaches great importance to energy saving, especially in the fabric finishing department. The drying process is one of the most energy-intensive in the entire process chain, therefore the biggest savings can be made here. These have a direct impact on the manufacturing costs of the textiles and thus on competitiveness in the market. In the meantime, talks are already in progress for another BRÜCKNER line which will include a very special feature: a combined heating system for the dryer. For many customers - and so also for ARIKAN in Turkey - e.g. steam energy is available free or very cheap. With the combined heating system developed by BRÜCKNER it is possible to use this steam energy for heating up the dryer and thus to achieve significant savings. If the available steam is not sufficient for a running process, it is automatically switched over to gas heating. This mode of operation does not only have an effect on the energy costs, but also makes a considerable contribution to environmental protection.

Monforts: A complete finishing line upgrade for Wülfing (c) A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media
A completely new joint control system joins the two machines seamlessly.
06.07.2021

Monforts: A complete finishing line upgrade for Wülfing

Wülfing GmbH is one of the oldest but also one of the most modern home textiles companies in Germany, with its main weaving and finishing operations located in Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, and a further jacquard weaving mill in Steinfurt, as well as with a making up and packaging plant in the Czech Republic.

At its Borken plant, Wülfing has employed a Monforts sanforizing line since 2009 to guarantee the required dimensional stability and shrink-fastness of its high quality bed linen. With a working width of over three metres, the sanforizing process is a central pillar in the production of typical wide-width cotton fabrics for home textiles.

In 2017, the company was able to acquire a second Monforts sanforizing line from another company which, although built in 2005, had been virtually unused. It was overhauled and installed behind a Monforts equalizing frame of a similar age.

“Unfortunately, the two machines had to be operated separately via individual controls and did not represent an integrated unit,” says Schulte-Mesum. “This resulted in deficits in the desired productivity and in the control technology.”

Wülfing GmbH is one of the oldest but also one of the most modern home textiles companies in Germany, with its main weaving and finishing operations located in Borken, North Rhine-Westphalia, and a further jacquard weaving mill in Steinfurt, as well as with a making up and packaging plant in the Czech Republic.

At its Borken plant, Wülfing has employed a Monforts sanforizing line since 2009 to guarantee the required dimensional stability and shrink-fastness of its high quality bed linen. With a working width of over three metres, the sanforizing process is a central pillar in the production of typical wide-width cotton fabrics for home textiles.

In 2017, the company was able to acquire a second Monforts sanforizing line from another company which, although built in 2005, had been virtually unused. It was overhauled and installed behind a Monforts equalizing frame of a similar age.

“Unfortunately, the two machines had to be operated separately via individual controls and did not represent an integrated unit,” says Schulte-Mesum. “This resulted in deficits in the desired productivity and in the control technology.”

Wülfing consulted with Monforts on a number of upgrade options and opted for a completely new joint control system to merge the two machines, as well as a new connecting inlet, a tensioning and damping field and a steaming unit.

“Monforts provided a fast and precise erection and commissioning of the technology in spite of the difficult pandemic circumstances,” says Schulte-Mesum. “The result has been an increase in production speeds by 20% and enhanced uniformity in fabric width through a much improved guidance system.

“We are also achieving energy savings as a result of the new control and drive technology and operation has been simplified and improved as a result of the unified control. We benefit from simplified access for maintenance work such as the grinding of the rubber blanket, but most of all we have greatly improved our flexibility and now have two almost identical Monforts sanforizing lines.”

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A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG / AWOL Media