The 2.5-millionth Autoconer winding unit was put into operation in 2017. This record, unmatched in the sector, is another milestone in Schlafhorst’s successful company history, and shows how much trust the textile industry has in its technological leadership.
For over half a century, the German textile machinery manufacturer has been determining the technical and technological progress in package winding with the Autoconer.
With the start of mass production of the Autoconer in 1962, the era of automatic package winding began. The sales success was staggering. As early as the preview three years prior at ITMA 1959 in Milan, the revolutionary concept of the Autoconer sparked enthusiasm among experts in the textile industry. Since then, the name Autoconer has been the synonym for automatic package winding. Today, Autoconer packages are still the global benchmark for quality and efficiency.
The history of the Autoconer is characterized by a long list of ground-breaking inventions that have always increased customer benefits. Every product generation of the Autoconer exceeded the industry’s expectations regarding efficiency and technology. Revolutionary splicing technology, innovative sensor technology and control systems, the unique FX technologies and intelligent automation systems became state of the art, thanks to Schlafhorst.