KARL MAYER Launches The World’s Widest Tricot Machine

OBERTSHAUSEN, Germany — May 28, 2018 — KARL MAYER has extended its successful model in the HKS machine series, the HKS 3-M, by including a version having a wider working width. To complement the current machines having widths of 186″ and 218″, a version having a width of 280″ is now available. The HKS 3-M, 280″, is the widest tricot machine available on the global market, and its wider width delivers greater productivity and flexibility.

Increased flexibility for the same production repertoire

Like all the HKS three-bar machines, this new machine targets a wide variety of end-uses, from car interiors, through furniture and sportswear, to coating/backing substrates and advertising media. Fabrics processed with different widths can now be produced on one machine instead of two, which used to be the case. The simultaneous production of webs can also be increased by a factor of one, i.e. two webs can be produced on a 186″-wide machine compared to three webs on a 280″-wide machine, and three webs can be produced on a 218″-wide machine as opposed to four on the new machine. The finished fabric is wound using standard batching unit no. 6 when using the normal-width, high-speed machines, whereas the new batching unit no. 51A is used with the new machine. Batching unit no. 51A winds the fabric on friction rollers, which are driven by the fabric take-up unit.

Proven performance

As well as its new features, the HKS 3-M also offers all the usual features. For example, this high-speed tricot machine operates with a 3 x 32″ beam mounting arrangement as standard. A mounting configuration with a diameter of 40″ for beam position GB 1, and 32″ each for beam positions GB 2 and GB 3, is available as an option. Just like the machines having a smaller working width, the HKS 3-M, 280″, is available in the gauges of E 28 and E 32.

It can be equipped with the new KAMCOS® 2 efficient computer platform, the LEO® Low Energy Option for energy-efficient running, and a camera monitoring system above or below the web. A face plate under the textile web for monitoring transparent fabrics is also available as an option. The knitting motions and elements are the same as on the existing machines. This machine delivers the dependable quality typical of all KARL MAYER’s machines. It can be supervised easily and operates steadily and reliably with low maintenance requirements. It is also extremely efficient. The HKS 3-M, 280″, operates at a maximum speed of 2,200 min-1.

This extra-wide machine has just been launched onto the market, but a number of modifications are already on the agenda. The developers and engineers at KARL MAYER are currently working on a three-bar, high-speed tricot machine with an intermediate width of 238″ – with the possibility of extending this by 10″.

Posted May 28, 2018

Source: KARL MAYER

Since last Friday Incas is part of SSI Schäfer Group, one of the worldwide leader in intralogistics.

 

Since last Friday Incas is part of SSI Schäfer Group, one of the worldwide leader in intralogistics.

It is the goal of a journey in which we share values and business plan, built in a development view, based on completeness of solutions and service accuracy to the Company of our Country.

Incas will be the leading company in Italy and will integrate the actual SSI Schäfer subsidiary in Parma.
Current management team will continue to manage the new reality to realize the ambitious growth plan, ensuring at the same time products and services continuity and innovation, rich of positive perspectives for employees, customers, suppliers and partners.

The solidity and technology of one of the worldwide leader jointed with flexibility, competence and knowledge of the Italian market.

From Tuesday, May 29th until Friday, June 1st we will be at Intralogistica exhibition (Rho Fiera Milano – P. 10, stand H10 K11), event held in conjunction with Ipack-Ima, in which we hope to meet you to present the enabling technology for Industry 4.0 and the new opportunities arising from this union.

Looking forward to meeting you.

 

 

Incas S.p.A.
Ermanno Rondi
(Amministratore Delegato)

Press Release 

Incas becomes part of the SSI Schaefer group

Neunkirchen – Vigliano Biellese – The German-based SSI Schaefer Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of intralogistics products and solutions, has finalized the 100 % acquisition of Incas S.p.A., the leading Italian player in supply chain automation.

Established in Biella in 1981, Incas offers to its customers industrial automation solutions for logistics and production monitoring as well as integrated system & software solutions.
The deal fosters the creation of a leading player in supply chain automation in Italy.
The Incas management will continue to manage the company and benefit from additional flexibility, skills and know-how on the Italian market with the rich technology and solution portfolio of SSI Schaefer thanks to the acquisition.

Benno Reichmuth, CEO South West Europe of SSI Schaefer, commented: “The acquisition of Incas, with its almost 200 employees and strong competence in system integration and IT, fits perfectly into the overall strategy of SSI Schaefer and strengthens our local presence in South West Europe substantially. With Incas being a member of the SSI Schaefer Group, we become one of the strongest players on the Italian intralogistics market. Our customers can benefit from the global power of the SSI Schaefer Group and at the same time we can provide solutions in a professional manner with local competence from sales to after sales service.”

Ermanno Rondi, Incas CEO, added: “Becoming part of SSI Schaefer, with which we share values and strategies, allows us to continue developing an innovative product and service portfolio in times of digitalization and networking. In this way we guarantee growth perspectives, stability and operational flexibility to fulfill the growing requirements of our local customers”.

The International Trade Fair Intralogistica, that will take place in Milan from May 29th to June 1st, will be an opportunity for the new group to meet customers and suppliers. During the “Aperitivo Tecnologico“ (May 31st at 11 a.m.) Incas and SSI Schaefer will give an overview of cutting-edge logistics technologies.

From left to right:
Ermanno Rondi, CEO Incas and Benno Reichmuth, CEO South West Europe of SSI Schäfer
SSI Schäfer, May 2018

SSI Schaefer Group – Company Profile

The SSI Schaefer Group is the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions. It employs approximately 10,500 people at its group headquarters in Neunkirchen (Germany), at more than ten domestic and international production sites, and at approximately 70 worldwide operative subsidiaries. Across six continents, SSI Schaefer develops and implements innovative industry-specific answers to its customers’ unique challenges. As a result, it plays a key role in shaping the future of intralogistics.

SSI Schaefer designs, develops and manufactures systems for warehouses, industrial plants, workshops and offices. Its portfolio includes manual and automated solutions for warehousing, conveying, picking and sorting, plus technologies for waste management and recycling. In addition, SSI Schaefer is now a leading provider of modular, regularly updated software for in-house material flows. Its IT team, with a headcount in excess of 1,100, develops high-performance applications, and provides customers with in-depth advice on the intelligent combination of software with intralogistics equipment. SSI Schaefer’s broad IT offering, including its own WAMAS® and SAP products, delivers seamless support for all warehouse and material flow management processes. Solutions from SSI Schaefer improve the productivity and efficiency of customer organizations – not least through the highly precise monitoring, visualization and analysis of operational metrics for proactive intralogistics management.

SSI Schaefer offers highly sophisticated, turnkey systems. As an international player, it can deliver one-stop solutions to all four corners of the earth. Its comprehensive portfolio encompasses design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance.

Company Profile Incas S.p.A.

Incas employs more than 200 people, in the headquarter of Vigliano Biellese and in the subsidiary of Bologna, specialized in design and development of turn-key solutions in intra and factory logistic. Experiences gained through hundreds of systems realized from 1981 until today allowed to develop a specific competence in the intralogistics and manufacturing flow processes. A software suite that integrates the worlds of WMS, TMS and production flow monitoring system allows specific answers to small and medium-sized enterprises and major companies’ needs. A complete after sales service including predictive maintenance, jointly with carefully selected powerful machines and components guarantee future-proof projects.
The competence to integrate machines and software to realize innovative organizational models built on customer’s specific needs made Incas a leading company as system integrator in intralogistics.

Your Press contact
Head press office, SSI Schaefer Germany:
Lea Werthebach, Global & Corporate Marketing
Phone +49 2735 70-395, lea.werthebach@ssi-schaefer.com

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The world’s widest tricot machine: KARL MAYER launches the HKS 3-M with a working width of 280″

 

KARL MAYER has extended its successful model in the HKS machine series, the HKS 3-M, by including a version having a wider working width. To complement the current machines having widths of 186″ and 218″, a
version having a width of 280″ is now available. The HKS 3-M, 280″ is the widest tricot machine available on
the global market, and its wider width delivers greater productivity and flexibility.
Increased flexibility for the same production repertoire Like all the HKS three-bar machines, this new machine targets a wide variety of end-uses, from car interiors, through furniture and sportswear, to coating/backing substrates and advertising media. Fabrics processed with different widths can now be produced on one machine instead of two, which used to be the case.

The simultaneous production of webs can also be increased by a factor of one, i.e. two webs can be produced on a 186″- wide machine compared to three webs on a 280″-wide machine, and three webs can be produced on a 218″- wide machine as opposed to four on the new machine. The finished fabric is wound using standard batching unit no. 6 when using the normal-width, high-speed machines, whereas the new batching unit no. 51A is used
with the new machine. Batching unit no. 51A winds the fabric on friction rollers, which are driven by the fabric
take-up unit.
Proven performance
As well as its new features, the HKS 3-M also offers all the usual features. For example, this high-speed tricot machine operates with a 3 x 32″ beam mounting arrangement as standard. A mounting configuration with a diameter of 40″ for beam position GB 1, and 32″ each for beam positions GB 2 and GB 3, is available as an option. Just like the machines having a smaller working width, the HKS 3-M, 280″ is available in the gauges of
E 28 and E 32.
It can be equipped with the new KAMCOS® 2 efficient computer platform, the LEO® Low Energy Option for energy-efficient running, and a camera monitoring system above or below the web. A face plate under the textile web for monitoring transparent fabrics is also available as an option. The knitting motions and elements are the same as on the existing machines. This machine delivers the dependable quality typical of all KARL MAYER’s machines. It can be supervised easily and operates steadily and reliably with low maintenance requirements.
It is also extremely efficient. The HKS 3-M, 280″ operates at a maximum speed of 2,200 min-1.
This extra-wide machine has just been launched onto the market, but a number of modifications are already on the agenda. The developers and engineers at KARL MAYER are currently working on a three-bar, high-speed tricot machine with an intermediate width of 238″ – with the possibility of extending this by 10″.

NEW PRODUCTION HALL – MAHLO –

NEW PRODUCTION HALL

Time lapse videos of our new Qualiscan QMS buildings site

Thank you for visiting our construction site and your interest in our new building. As you can see, we document the construction process with a camera. We feel obliged to data protection and consider transparency in handling personal data very important. That’s why we want to inform you, why we do this and how you can exercise your rights in this case. Opens internal link in current windowFind the relevant information here (only available in German at the moment)

MAHLO SHOWS POSTURE

MAHLO SHOWS POSTURE  16.05.2018


Mahlo employees collect their fitness bandsMahlo employees collect their fitness bands.

Fitness bands for Mahlo employees

Following upon Mahlos 1st Health Day on April 25, Siemens Health Insurance Fund distributed fitness ribbons to Mahlo employees.

During the previous Health Day, Mahlo employees were given the opportunity to individually learn which muscle regions they need to support as part of a back-check. So back problems can be reduced or avoided.

As part of the SBK action “Show Posture!” for a strong back, the Mahlo workers now picked up elastic gymnastic bands with matching instructions. With these flexible fitness bands, everyone can easily perform the exercises that suit them.

“The health day was well received by our employees. In order to further promote the health of our workforce, we are planning similar actions in the future, “says Managing Director Rainer Mestermann.

Marangoni e Lawer insieme per l’innovazione

Marangoni e Lawer insieme per l’innovazione

Marangoni e Lawer insieme per l’innovazione

Nuova tappa nel processo di ammodernamento del reparto mescole all’interno dello stabilimento Marangoni di Rovereto

 Il Gruppo Marangoni è tra i principali operatori a livello mondiale nel settore della ricostruzione degli pneumatici 

Nel 2015 era stato installato un mescolatore Intermix dotato di rotori compenetranti a distanza variabile; ora è la volta di una nuova unità per la dosatura automatica ‘Supersincro’, di ultima generazione, fornita dalla biellese Lawer.

Il completamento di questo investimento – afferma l’azienda – permetterà di innalzare ulteriormente gli standard qualitativi e la precisione di un sistema di mescolatura all’avanguardia a livello nazionale e internazionale.

“Il settore del pneumatico industriale è caratterizzato dal continuo emergere di nuove esigenze da parte degli utilizzatori finali e da una notevole velocità dell’evoluzione tecnologica – commenta Gianluca Merlo, Direttore Operations Italia di Marangoni -. Questo nuovo salto generazionale per la sala mescole di Rovereto eleverà ulteriormente il livello qualitativo garantito dal nostro stabilimento. L’investimento dimostra inoltre, ancora una volta, come Marangoni rappresenti un riferimento per società orientate all’innovazione dei processi produttivi come Lawer, che mirano a realizzare progetti di altissimo valore tecnologico”.

Fondato nel 1947 a Rovereto (TN), il Gruppo Marangoni è tra i principlai operatori a livello mondiale nel settore della ricostruzione degli pneumatici e nello sviluppo di tecnologie e macchinari per la produzione di pneumatici nuovi e ricostruiti, con 10 stabilimenti e 1.300 dipendenti in tutto il mondo.

Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 Yokohama

Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 Yokohama

Date May 23 – 25, 2018
Time Wednesday, May 23 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday, May 24 10:00 – 18:00
Friday, May 25 10:00 – 17:00
Venue Exhibition Hall, Pacifico Yokohama
Organizer Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, Inc. (JSAE)

Exposition official site
Booth 218
Products [1] Products for EVs and PHVs 
・Car Air-Conditioning Electric Compressor with Gas-injection Function ESBG27
・On-Board Charger
・DC-DC Converter
・Rear Inverter
・AC Inverter
・Charging stand with Communication Functions for Charging Multiple Vehicles

[2] Products for FCVs
Air Compressor 
・Hydrogen Circulation Pump

[3] Diesel Engine
・Diesel Hybrid Engine for Construction Machinery (Motor Integrated Type)

[4] Turbocharger
VG Turbocharger for GD Engines 
Wider Range Turbocharger Concept (reference exhibit) 
Electric Booster Concept (reference exhibit) 

[5] Plastic Glazing
・Plastic Back Window

Flameproofings Installs BRÜCKNER Line

LEONBERG, Germany — May 2018 — Flameproofings Ltd. is a producer of flame retardant coated fabrics for the upholstery and household textiles markets. The company is part of the John Holden group and a third generation family business, established more than 50 years ago. It installed and commissioned recently a state of the art BRÜCKNER coating plant in its facility in Bolton, England. The line was sold through the Brückner agent John Bradley in Macclesfield, England.

Brückner worked extensively with the Flameproofings team to define requirements and customize the design of the machine to ensure that all expectations were met or exceeded in all regards. Essential requirements were best in class heat and temperature consistency across and throughout the dryer, non-stop batch changeover and exact application as well as control of the coating media according to the customer requirements. Besides the technical features Flameproofings had high expectations in reducing the energy consumption in support of its sustainability initiatives.

Brückner’s design team, in conjunction with Flameproofings, developed a sophisticated line entry concept with two driven unwind stands, followed by a tension controlled roller accumulator to avoid length tensions and providing improved dimensional stability. The coating line is equipped with a vertical pin chain system and has specially designed air plenums for homogenous air distribution to the coated fabric. The direct gas heating system, in combination with Brückner’s staggered chamber arrangement and patented split-flow air circulation design, provide best available temperature consistency across the length and the width of the tenter dryer.

Before the order had been finalized, Brückner proofed its competence with coating trials at its technological center at the company’s headquarters in Leonberg, Germany. Regina Brückner, owner of the Brückner Group is satisfied: “We are very happy that the Technology Centre gives us the possibility to support our customers in the development of their products. Our technologists are assisting our customers at every time, giving them advice in trying out new products or new machine settings.”

Posted May 15, 2017

Source: Brückner Textile Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

MAHLO: QUALITY CONTROL FOR PLASTICS INDUSTRY

MAHLO: QUALITY CONTROL FOR PLASTICS INDUSTRY

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US trade experts can convince themselves at NPE
Over the last years, Mahlo has established itself as a valued player in the American plastics and rubber market. At the NPE trade fair in Orlando, held from 7 to 11 Mai, industry experts can get an overview of the German machine manufacturer’s broad portfolio for quality control technology. The proficient team of Mahlo America Inc. will be happy to advice. At booth W 71 91, the latest Version of Scanner WebPro XS makes its trade fair debut.

The traversing frame of Quality measurement system Qualiscan QMS is characterized by its rugged and compact design. It is used for many applications on running web – even if space is restricted. The WebPro XS accomplishes product widths from 0, 2 to 2 meters and can host one Mahlo-sensor, which determines important parameters such as layer thickness, moisture or basis weight.

The methods used here are quite diverse. The coating thickness of almost all materials can be calculated with beta, infrared or X-rays, which penetrate the product or are reflected by it. Mahlo has developed a process for thin film utilising white light interference. For these special scenarios, for example when the surface is structured, coarse, very smooth or shiny, Mahlo has developed a special sensor with the Calipro DMS, which acts largely independently of the material finish.

Choosing from this broad range of products, plastic producers can get an individual system designed that fits exactly their demands. If they then have the data of their production line, they know where there is a need for optimization and can react. That saves not only raw material and thereby costs but also enhances the product quality.

CONTINUITY IN THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN BRÜCKNER AND TVOE IN THE RUSSIAN MARKET

The “Russky trikotazh” Holding was established in 2002 by Mr. Igor Yushkevich and had at that time four production plants. Their products are today sold under the label “TVOE”, a registered trade mark. The Holding developed actively a retail store chain named “TVOE” comprising today more than 500 stores in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. TVOE stands for cheerful, fashionable brand name clothing for people full of energy and happiness. 

In 2006 JSC Sharm became a part of the “Russky Trikotazh” group. The high-quality production of the “Sharm” company is defined by the experience of more than 1400 employees and state-of-the-art European machinery. They produce, dye and finish knitted fabric made of cotton and viscose. 

The first BRÜCKNER machines – a stenter and a relaxation dryer – were delivered to Smolensk in 2007. The machines had been chosen in view of quality and high production capacity. But even given the still relatively low energy costs in Russia, energetic and economic efficiency did also play a decisive part when the customer decided in favor of these machines. With this step TVOE came into a position to achieve a very good finishing quality. Above all the uniformity of drying and heat-setting, the hallmark of the BRÜCKNER stenter convinced the customer. 

Another production plant is located in Shuya, a small town in the region of Ivanovo, where a new production site for knitted fabric was established in 2010 based on an old textile factory. 

In a new stage of cooperation between TVOE and BRÜCKNER more machines were sold in 2010 to the factory in Shuya. Beside an 8 compartment POWER-FRAME stenter BRÜCKNER supplied another POWER-RELAX relaxation dryer and a combination of rubber belt compactor and felt belt compactor. This machine, known as POWER-COMPACT COMBI is mainly used for knitted fabric treated with double mercerization. While the rubber belt unit provides for a high shrinkage of the product, the felt belt calender ensures a smooth surface and a good hand of the fabric. 

TVOE is the only textile producer with a fully integrated production in Russia giving a response to the high quantity of importations from China and Turkey. The company produces mainly high-quality knitted fabric made of cotton for every day. There are quality controls in any stage of the production beginning with the selection of yarn to the packing of the end product. 

With their products finished on these machines TVOE could establish themselves successfully as exporter to the European markets. Beyond the usual training of the operators BRÜCKNER organized a training of the team in a well-known finishing factory. With ongoing production, the technological process and the optimization of the machine was explained and trained. 

The last BRÜCKNER machines have been supplied in 2017, a stenter for the factory in Smolensk and a stenter for the factory in Shuya. Currently the machines are being set into operation. When designing these new machines some complements and adaptations have been made compared to the previous machines. The aim is to implement the latest design and marketing trends in the production of TVOE. 

A training and formation package was planned with these supplies, too. A training on site after the commissioning is planned but also further measures either in BRÜCKNER’s Technology Center or in a finishing plant with ongoing production. In addition, the TVOE technicians will be trained by BRÜCKNER in view of telediagnostics and telemaintenance. This will allow in future a faster reaction in case of possible failures, shorter standstills and technological support. 

These measures are a part of BRÜCKNER’s overall concept: BRÜCKNER is not only a supplier of machines for their customers but also a strong technology and service partner. This is the basis for continuity in the successful partnership between BRÜCKNER and their customers.