Siamo fieri di annunciare che Danitech S.R.L. è stata inserita nella lista ATUFS da parte del Governo Indiano, nell’Annesso III con il numero seriale 213 nella Lista delle Macchine Importate (ottenuto in seguito alla presentazione di tutti i documenti richiesti), grazie al nostro costante impegno nella qualità e nell’innovazione. Ciò consentirà alle aziende che vorranno importare da Ferraro di ottenere una serie di facilitazioni economiche a supporto del settore tessile.
9 – 12 January 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Visit Mahlo at booth 820 (main building)
We are looking forward to meeting you at booth no. 820 (main building), a joint booth with our honored partners Tootal Quality Resources Ltd.
Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition
Bangladesh is the second largest Ready Made Garments (RMG) exporter in the world. Thus, the textile and garment industry is the most important sector of the South Asian state’s manufacturing industry. Each year, Bangladesh exports textiles worth of 15 billion dollars to European chain of stores. Nine percent of all textile imports to Europe come from Bangladesh with rising tendency.
The Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition is the largest of its kind in Bangladesh. Over 35 000 international experts of the textile sector payed a visit to 880 exhibitors. Leading brands take the opportunity to protome their products further on the Bangladeshi market.
DTG showcases new technology, state-of-the-art equipments, materials and services, as well as an excellent avenue for international suppliers and visitors to expand business to the growing market.
For detailed information about the trade show itself please visit the website of the DTG 2019: www.bangla-expo.com/DTG
Mahlo systems for the textile industry
Mahlo GmbH honors jubilees
Being loyal to the Mahlo Gmbh for ten or even 25 years is what nine staff members of the machine builder have done. Now, in 2018, they have celebrated their service anniversary. The management said thank you for their merits with a small celebration.
“Your experience, your know-how and your commitment are extremely valuable to us”, emphasized CEO Rainer Mestermann on behalf of all executives at the honoring, for that the jubilees came together in the company’s cafeteria for a joint veal sausage breakfast. The honourees are from several different departments of the machine builder, from assembly over sales to engineering. “Together you have achieved a lot and contributed to Mahlo’s success”, so Mestermann further. After all, the employees are the most important pillar of a company. Matthias Ziegler, chairman of the work council, and the responsible managers also congratulated.
In addition to the breakfast, everyone received a small present by the management. For their future, Mestermann wished the jubilees all the best: “Health and of course joy in your profession.”
Their 10th anniversary celebrated Florian Brandt, Lisa Fischer, Dominic Frank, Barbara Ipfelkofer, Bastian Köhler, Stefan Medek, Norbert Thom und Monika Weingartner. For 25 years of service, Thomas Fischer was honored.
Toyota Industries Corporation (President: Akira Onishi, “Toyota industries”) announced that it will conduct a proving test for two FC*1 forklifts jointly with Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (President: Matthew Callachor, “TMCA “), the Australian sales operation of Toyota Motor Corporation (“TMC”), at TMCA’s auto parts warehouse located in Melbourne, starting by the end of 2018.
Toyota Industries FC forklifts are powered with the same FC cells used in Mirai, TMC’s FCEV *2, and are equipped with an FC system designed exclusively for forklifts featuring high power generation efficiency. Since the first production model sales began in Japan in November 2016, its outstanding convenience, including fuel charging in only roughly three minutes, together with its outstanding environmental performance, has led to the use of some 100 units already in production plants and airports in Japan.
This will be the first proving test overseas for the forklift equipped with Toyota Industries FC system. The FC forklift’s maintenance and operation will be monitored via our sales subsidiary in Australia, Toyota Material Handling Australia, to investigate operation methods and business potential and prepare for wider sales and use in other countries.
In Australia, the development of technologies pertaining to production, transport and storage of hydrogen has advanced rapidly in recent years, making use of its abundant natural resources, and setting the stage for them to potentially become one of the world’s largest hydrogen suppliers and exporter *3.
TMCA introduced the FCEV Mirai in 2016 on a trial basis, to build awareness and advocacy of hydrogen fuel cell technology in Australia. The FC forklift was introduced at the opening ceremony for TMCA’s new parts warehouse, which was held on November 19 in Sydney. TMCA President Matthew Callachor declared, “Our commitment, as a mobility company, is to address the environmental challenges that we face, and to contribute to an ever-better society,” and he expressed great expectations for the part that the FC forklift is expected to play.
Going forward, Toyota Industries plans to promote wider sales and use of FC forklifts as the top manufacturer of industrial vehicles and to contribute to the development of a global hydrogen-based society.
*1 FC: Abbreviation for fuel cell. *2 FCEV: Abbreviation for fuel-cell electric vehicle .*3 According to a report done for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by consultants ACIL Allen (https://arena.gov.au/assets/2018/08/opportunities-for-australia-from-hydrogen-exports.pdf)
KARL MAYER sets the trends with new curtains and environmentally sound terry articles
For the first time after roughly 40 years, KARL MAYER will again take part in Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main. At the trade fair to be held from 8 to 11 January 2019, this innovative textile machine manufacturer will be introducing some worldwide novelties around the topics of terry fabrics and curtains. For this purpose, the company received from the organizers a stand located in the exhibition’s Trend Forum. There, KARL MAYER will be present on Stand K 65 in Hall 3.0 with an information booth. At the same time from 08 to 11 January 2019, an In-house Show will take place at the company’s headquarters in Obertshausen, which can easily be reached by shuttle bus. Machines and new textile developments will be shown there.
KARL MAYER will pool its new activities in the field of weft warp knits for Heimtextil under the WEFT.FASHION brand. For this purpose, a new weft curtain article will be produced for the in-house show. The trendy pattern is captivating due to an extravagant design in the currently fashionable woven-like look. Sophisticated fancy yarn gives the warp-knitted weft curtain a completely new face. For this article, KARL MAYER announces a new weft-insertion warp knitting machine with an extremely attractive price-performance ratio – entirely in line with WEFT.FASHION: New HOME TEXTILES manufactured with the benefits of WARP KNITTINGefficiency.
Moreover, there will be a machine premiere for the terry segment: for the first time, KARL MAYER will be showing its TM 4 TS-EL in a working width of 193ʺ and in a gauge of E 28 in Germany. This efficient machine will reveal its high performance in Obertshausen by producing a revolutionary textile novelty: a double-face warp-knitted terry fabric with a soft velour layer made from microfibers on the outer face, and an absorbent surface made from cotton on the inner side. This article for bathrobes is not only functional and stylish, it also shows advantages in terms of environmental protection compared to woven counterparts, and this is due to the machine technology used for its manufacture.
KARL MAYER’s solutions for a sustainable production of terry articles can be found under TERRY.ECO, and the company’s entire commitment to a clean production stands under the heading CLEANER.PRODUCTIONS.
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8. – 11. January 2019 / Frankfurt am Main
KARL MAYER sets trends at Heimtextil on Stand K 65 in Hall 3.0 at Messe Frankfurt and during an in-house show in Obertshausen. Topics: New curtains and environmentally friendly terry articles.
At the Heimtextil to be held from 8-11 January 2019, KARL MAYER will be showing two novelties around the topics of terry fabrics and curtains. For this purpose, our company received a stand located in the exhibition’s Trend Forum. There, we will be present on Stand K 65 in Hall 3.0 with an information booth. At the same time, an In-house Show will take place at our headquarter in Obertshausen, which can easily be reached by shuttle bus. Machines and new textile developments will be shown there.
We are looking forward to your visit!
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IN-HOUSE SHOW
- Live production of a new weft curtain article with a trendy pattern in the currently fashionable woven-like look
- TERRY.ECO: solutions for a sustainable production of terry articles
Machine premiere in Germany: TM 4 TS-EL in a working width of 193ʺ and in a gauge of E 28
=> producing a revolutionary textile novelty: a double-face warp-knitted terry fabric with a soft velour layer made from microfibers on the outer face, and an absorbent surface made from cotton on the inner side.
Conquering the digital world – with KM.ON
On 15 October 2018, KARL MAYER is unveiling its new digital brand at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 in Shanghai. KM.ON stands for “digital driven innovation”. This brand brings together the digital solutions portfolio of the KARL MAYER Digital Factory, a new software start-up, and the entire KARL MAYER Group.
KARL MAYER is systematically driving the topic of digitisation forward in order to seize the opportunities offered by the upheavals of our time. “Digitisation is a basic component of our company strategy. With our corporate start-up, the KARL MAYER Digital Factory, we have a software company at our disposal that can act quickly and customer-oriented on the market. Another integral part of KARL MAYER’s digitisation strategy is its participation in ADAMOS, a strategic alliance of German global market leaders in machine construction and the Software AG. On the basis of the ADAMOS technology, and as part of this network for developments, KARL MAYER is living up with the product portfolio of the new KM.ON brand to its claim of being a global market leader also in terms of digital Solutions,“ says KARL MAYER’s Managing Director, Arno Gärtner.
The KARL MAYER Digital Factory is a pioneering company operating alongside this innovative market leader. It employs a team of software specialists and technology experts in a new, creative environment away from the main company headquarters. When speaking about the objectives, Maximilian Kürig who, together with Antonia Gottschalk is one of the managing directors, says, “This new venture should develop efficient digital solutions quickly and flexibly for the benefit of our customers and deliver them under its own, new umbrella brand,” since “Digital solutions are expanding the possibilities of considerably improving the efficiency of our customers’ production processes and giving them unparalleled competitive advantages.”
KM.ON’s digital portfolio of services will support customers in selected areas and is made up of eight solution categories. k.ey – a conventional industry PC together with an appropriate software – provides access to the solutions. The platform of hardware and software can be installed easily and links the machines securely to the protected cloud. This is based on the expertise gained by participating in ADAMOS with regard to the use of an open IIoT environment which is specifically focused on the needs of machinery and plant construction. This enables the benefits of KM.ON to be exploited easily and securely.
At ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018, the system, which is made up of eight KM.ON solution categories, together with the first apps and solutions covering the three areas of Management, Maintenance and Service, are being presented.
- k.management enables the customer to look at the current production process, regardless of location and in real time. The production data are displayed clearly on a dashboard. This simple way of delivering information improves process transparency and acts as a valid database for decision-making and planning. These advantages are based on KARL MAYER’s own system of machine networking.
- The solutions in the k.maintenance category are designed to support customers in their own maintenance operations. As the first solution, KARL MAYER is showcasing the CHECK PARTS app for testing the authenticity of the spare parts, with expanded functions. Above all, the scan-to-order feature is new and makes it even easier to order spare parts online. Automatic data transfer improves the customers’ day-to-day operations when ordering on site, as well as for warehousing.
- k.service’s product world will, in the long term, include all the functions that manage the communication between the customer and KARL MAYER, should the client require assistance. The ability to make contact quickly, together with efficient communication procedures, guarantees a high level of machine availability. In Shanghai, KARL MAYER is showcasing the latest developments in this system, which is based on the tried-and-tested CONNECT app.
Steps will be taken in the near future to expand the offers of KM.ON. Other solutions and the expansion phases for existing products are already being planned, e.g. in the areas of data analysis, condition monitoring and the digital machine logbook.
The future of warp knitting – digital, sustainable and technically innovative
The five-day-long ITMA ASIA + CITME trade fair ended on 19. October, and for many exhibitors it was a good opportunity to present their companies and their innovations to a broad specialist audience, and this was also valid for KARL MAYER. “ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 was a successful show, with many visitors from China and also from other countries in and around Asia. Our stand was THE meeting-point for the sector, with its modern design, innovative machines and solutions designed to cater for current trends. We have shown that we are also pioneers in the future issues of sustainability and digitisation, and we are opening up new opportunities for our clients,” says Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER’s CEO. This innovative global market leader welcomed just under 760 visitors. The stand was particularly busy during the first three days of the fair. Roughly 300 participants also visited the in-house show at KARL MAYER (CHINA), which was held at the same time. The visitors showed interest in the products on show, however, they are holding off on making new investments. And this had been expected by KARL MAYER. “The current political situation dampens the economic confidence in some of our important buying countries. Our clients seem to be confused,” says Oliver Mathews, the Sales Manager of KARL MAYER’s Warp Knitting Business Unit. The reasons for the stagnation were mainly attributed to the situation in Turkey, the embargo on Iran, the trade dispute between China and the USA, and fluctuations in yarn prices as a result of speculation. However, Oliver Mathews sees the mood of the market as being more one of “wait and see” rather than one of resignation. For the success of its customers, KARL MAYER opens up numerous chances to tap into new markets with novel applications.
Digitisation is now and is going according to plan!
The highlight of KARL MAYER’s presentation was the company’s demonstration of its digitisation strategy: the launch of the company’s own digital brand, KM.ON, and the presentation of the associated digital solutions and the KARL MAYER Digital Factory, the start-up behind KM.ON. “With the much-viewed brand launch and our first digital solutions, we were clearly showing that we are an expert partner for the digitalisation. Both our customers, as well as other textile machinery manufacturers, welcomed this initiative, which successfully positioned us as a real innovator,” says Arno Gärtner. Antonia Gottschalk and Maximilian Kürig, the Managing Directors of the KARL MAYER Digital Factory, were able to have many in-depth conversations. “The first well-known customers are extremely interested in our digital solutions and want to test them out,” says Maximilian Kürig.
Production: integrated sustainability
Another focal point of KARL MAYER’s presentation were systems concentrating on greater sustainability during production, under the heading of CLEANER.PRODUCTIONS, and these were also a great success. “We have shown that we are a global market leader in the field of sustainability as well. We have further developed our warp knitting technology in terms of environmental protection and presented it as a beneficial ecological alternative to other technologies,” says Arno Gärtner. The possibilities of replacing weaving with warp knitting quickly became a magnet for the public. Both weaving and warp knitting companies were also interested in the TERRY.ECO for the environmentally friendly production of terry goods. Warp knitting offers two advantages over weaving for producing these fluffy textiles: the sizing and desizing processes, which consume vast amounts of resources and generate high levels of effluent, can be dispensed with, and terry warp knitting machines like the TM 4 TS-EL require less energy.
For producers of woven terry fabrics KARL MAYER was showing its PROSIZE® – a sizing machine with less size, energy and effluent during production.
Warp knitting machines: high output, flexible and reliable
The highlights for the warp knitting sector were tricot machines with three guide bars. An HKS 3-M, 280″ and a TM 3 were being shown. The extra-wide HKS 3-M was producing a velour fabric in a gauge of E 32 and impressed everyone with its high output and reliable operation. Referring to the TM 3 the guests were particularly interested in the opportunities for market expansion offered by the TM machine. The TM 3 produces warp-knitted fabrics, which can be used to replace the fabrics woven on water-jet looms, thus offering advantages in terms of costs and sustainability. Specific machines at the well attended in-house show at KARL MAYER (CHINA) in Changzhou also offer additional potential for the Asian market: the TM 4 TS-EL terry warp knitting machine and the new five-bar tricot machine, COP 5 M-EL, 180″.
An RD 7/2-6 EN, 138″ from the RD machine range was premiered at the in-house show at KARL MAYER (CHINA). This new machine was presented as the first prototype, but the visitors already showed a lot of interest in this model. With 6 mm reduced flexibility of the trick plate distance, compared to the established RD 7/2-12 EN machine, it delivers a 30 % increase in speed.
Manufacturers in Asia have a more long-term interest in lace machines now. Nevertheless, KARL MAYER was showing two lace machines at the in-house show, which was exactly the right thing to do. The OJ 83/1 B was producing a fine lace band during the show and everyone was impressed by the productivity, flexibility and operating reliability. The new LEISUREE.FASHION, type LM 41, was also presented as an attractive machine for producing functional, multibar lace in a gauge of E 28.
Warp preparation: economical and with an excellent cost:benefit ratio
KARL MAYER’s Warp Preparation Business Unit was also demonstrating that it has an eye for the market with the new ISODIRECT direct beaming machine and the VSB Size Box. The technology of the ISODIRECT makes it an efficient direct beamer for the mid-range segment. Two features in particular have set it apart from the rest of the market: the smart reed for automatically adjusting the reed to suit the required yarn number and beam width, and a well-thought-out system to optimise the interfaces between the direct and the PROSIZE® sizing machine. The key element of the PROSIZE® is the VSB Size Box, whose innovative application system considerably reduces costs and the environmental impact. Up to 10% of the size alone can be saved. The vertical arrangement of the size box in particular is new in China and was well received. Compared to the horizontally arranged HSB, the VSB can be made wider. This enables the PROSIZE® to be operated as a single size box. Having one application unit instead of two produces more uniform beams and reduces stress on the yarns. The demonstration of warp preparation was complemented by innovations for the denim sector and sectional warping, which were shown at KARL MAYER (CHINA).
Technical textiles: solutions to build on
KARL MAYER’s Technical Textiles Business Unit was exhibiting as an expert, flexible partner for a wide range of applications. At the focal point of its demonstration of applications were textiles for the construction industry, such as concrete reinforcements, plaster carriers and roofing materials. This issue is currently a hot topic. The possibility of using textiles in the building sector is opening up new global markets and is arousing the interest of every textile producer in Asia. “Traditional warp knitting companies in particular see the opportunities of opening up new business areas. Weaving companies with experience of technical textiles are surprised at the high productivity of warp knitting. Depending on the application, the cost:benefit ratio of warp knitting to weaving may be 1:17,” says Hagen Lotzmann, the Sales Manager of the Technical Textiles Business Unit.