It’s well-known that the astonishing success of China’s economy over the past decade has sent wages soaring, and made it difficult for the country’s textile manufacturers to find and retain trained machine operators, while operating in a highly competitive market where optimized production and full resource efficiency are of paramount importance.
In direct response to this situation, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG has introduced a range of new Industry 4.0 technologies aimed at simplifying machine operation, while providing easy access to all data and instant or remote assistance.
At the forthcoming Shanghaitex 2019 textile machinery exhibition, which will take place from November 25th to 28th in Shanghai, Monforts specialists will be at stand A10 in Hall W, and look forward to discussing the company’s latest developments in this area with valued Chinese customers.
They include the latest Qualitex full touch panel control system, with its digital twinning capability and Smart Check and Smart Support apps, reinforced by the comprehensive Monforts Smart Sensor machine monitoring program.
“On the very latest Monforts machines, our Smart Sensor technologies are controlling selected processing parameter and component, making it possible to access comprehensive technical machine data from any location using the Smart Support and Smart Check apps,” explains Monforts Vice-President Klaus Heinrichs. “The data is virtually mapped in the cloud in real time and provides an instant status overview of a machine’s performance.”
This, he adds, allows for vastly simplified and targeted analysis for both controlled planning and production, and insights harnessed from the data can subsequently be used to further optimize the production process.
“At the same time, potential sources of error can be remotely anticipated and eliminated to considerably minimize downtime, while the digital twin capability provides information on the individual wear parts of a system,” says Heinrichs. “As a result, operators can now see how long a part will last and when maintenance or replacement is necessary. Direct access to the integrated Monforts webshop then allows users to order spares at the press of the button whenever they are required.”
This full digital control package is being made available for all Monforts machine ranges and makes operation smarter, and at the same time, considerably simpler.
Monforts will also be providing full details of its new CYD continuous yarn dyeing system, which is based on the Econtrol technique – the most effective and established dyeing process for denim fabrics that is now being applied for yarn dyeing.
Econtrol is a pad-dry process employed in Monforts continuous dyeing, in which the reactive dyestuff is fixed to the cellulosic fibers during drying.