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Oerlikon Manmade Fibers: digitalization helps to avoid errors

Smooth production processes are essential to avoid errors. Digitalization provides valuable support in this regard.
The Smart Factory is also the focus of the Manmade Fibers Segment of technology group Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, as it ensures process reliability. The data are automatically entered into the system and the product assessed at each stage of yarn production at which values and data are recorded – such as during visual inspection and when weighing. In the event of anomalies in the intermediate laboratory and quality checks, this allows yarn producers to intervene in the production process and correct anomalies. Thus yarn manufacturers have a complete overview of the ongoing production process at all times, including comprehensive information on quality and production costs.
As a total solution provider, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Oerlikon group rounds off its Smart Factory concept with the associated services: operation, updates, further development of the software and services are part of the scope of services.


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More information: Oerlikon Manmade Fibers

Rieter: strategic partnership with WW systems in Brazil

On November 5, 2020, the textile machinery manufacturer Rieter Holding AG, Winterthur/Switzerland, concluded a license agreement with WW Systems, Santa Catarina/Brazil. The software system OptCotton by WW Systems, that enables an even blend of cotton for the spinning process, will be integrated into its digital spinning suite Essential by Rieter
With its cooperation, Rieter is taking an important step forward in implementing its digital strategy and offering its customers further added value in yarn production.
OptCotton eliminates variations in quality between cotton blends that are being prepared for the spinning process. In this way, standardized quality yarn can be produced efficiently in the spinning process. From the arrival of the bales in the warehouse to their use in the blowroom line, OptCotton manages the entire blending process with no need for categorization. This results in increased efficiency in storage and logistics as well as machine performance.
By integrating this solution, Rieter strengthens its digital spinning suite Essential. The access to bale-related fiber data and raw material information opens up new possibilities for controlling the spinning mill.


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More information: Rieter Holding Ltd.