A company strengthens its presence on the market

Successful technical symposium on sizing technology held by KARL MAYER in India, 23.06.2018

KARL MAYER develops groundbreaking innovations for the warp preparation sector and recently presented a number of specially selected systems at a symposium in Coimbatore. The subject of this technical event on 23 June 2018 was the PROSIZE® technology for efficient and ecological sizing – an extremely interesting topic. More than 100 participants from large weaving and textile companies in southern India travelled to the event, mainly from Coimbatore, Erode, Palladam, Madurai and Namakkal. The welcoming address was accompanied by an introduction to KARL MAYER and a traditional lamp lighting ceremony. The main protagonists in this good-luck ritual were the customers, management and sales representatives of KARL MAYER India and its regional agent, A.T.E.

Fig. from left to right: a celebration to mark the start of the symposium with Kevin Socha, the Managing Director of KARL MAYER (H.K.) Ltd., Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh, the Managing Director of KARL MAYER India Private Limited, Peter Obrist, Senior Sales Manager of KARL MAYER, Milind Mirkar, the Head of Service of KARL MAYER India Private Limited, Navin Agrawal, the Business Head of A.T.E.’s Fabric Forming Division, Beat Schnurrenberger, the Vice President of Spare Parts in the KARL MAYER Business Unit Warp Preparation and Mr. CT. Valathappan President (operations) VSM Weavess India( p) Limited, Erode

A marked interest in efficient technology

Navin Agrawal, the Business Head of A.T.E.’s Fabric Forming Division, was responsible for presenting the PROSIZE® technology and explained its technical features and advantages over previous technologies. The people in the auditorium were clearly impressed by the 10% lower consumption of sizing agent, the much higher yarn coverage zone in the size box, the higher production rate and increased weaving efficiency – and these features have already impressed the Indian market. In fact, Navin Agrawal was proud to say that more than 30 PROSIZE® machines have already been installed in India and this is likely to increase. This speaker illustrated his speech with statements from users of the PROSIZE® technology, who cited the positive effects on their productivity, costs and weaving performance.

The participants in the event also listened very attentively to Navin Agrawal’s second session on the WEBSHOP SPARE PARTS system.

Even greater acceptance on an established market

KARL MAYER has a large share of the market in the south of India and enjoys an excellent reputation among commission sizing and weaving companies. The quality and reliability of the machines manufactured by this global market leader are particularly impressive. Some of the participants in the symposium said that models installed in the region 15 and 20 years ago are still running optimally. Nevertheless, there was a great deal of interest in the new technology. The Regional Sales Manager, Peter Obrist, and his sales colleagues at A.T.E. are expecting to receive a large number of enquires about orders following the symposium. The event was a huge success for everyone concerned.

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MAHLO – INTERVIEW ABOUT QCS SYSTEMS

At the Plast in Milan Mahlo answers questions about their quality control systems

Live on camera Michel Bruni, CEO of Mahlo Italia and Matthias Wulbeck, QCS Product and Sales Manager at Mahlo give insights on the Qualiscan QMS, the QCS system of Mahlo for Coating & Converting, Extrusion, Calendering, Nonwoven and Textiles.

Preeminent Exhibition for Plastics

The plastics production in Italy set new records in 2017. With a value of 4.5 billion euros, as many as 900 manufactureres employed 14 000 people. The export rate of 70 per cent of all goods shows that Italian plastic is purchased by converters all over the world who require high quality products.

Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery could be pleased with increasing sales to Germany, France and Spain, three traditionally strong markets. A jump in demands was also recorded for Russia with an increase of 109 per cent and for the African market with 22 per cent.

Now the Italian plastic industry is preparing for its most important exhibition. By gathering the whole industrial chain of plastic from raw material to finished products, PLAST is most prominent European event this year for the plastics and rubber industry. Over 1,100 exhibitors have registered, representing more than forty countries.

Get more information on PLAST by visiting https://www.plastonline.org/en/

Film & Extrusion solutions from Mahlo

You are welcome to our booth 11 B 121 at PLAST 2018 in Milan, Italy. We will show you the latest technology of non-radiometric coating and film measurement. 

In the international Film & Plastics market we provide renowned on-line measurement and control solutions for film/sheet thickness, basis weight, density, coating add-on and moisture. You will find non-nuclear sensors plus responsive, professional technical support, and the most reliable, well-built scanning platforms in the industry.

Measurement without radiation protection requirements!

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system for measuring, logging and controlling critical process parameters over the entire width of the product, including weight per unit area, coating weight, thickness, moisture etc.

Innovative coating & thickness measurement for extruded film!

Have you ever wondered how to measure thin layers and coatings straightforward and accurate? Whoever wants to measure thickness and coating of extruded film precisely can’t get past the quality controls systems of Mahlo!

Our team will advise you personally to all challenges posed by this topic.

Featured Mahlo products at PLAST

Qualiscan QMS 12

qms sensors – details

Gravimat DFI

Basis weight / thickness

Product highlights

  • Intelligent sensor with ultrafast microprocessor for preprocessing measurements
  • Precise measurements as a result of using extremely efficient beta radiation detectors
  • Four temperature-compensation sensors along with air pressure compensation

Customer benefits

  • Non-destructive, continuous determination of the weight per unit area of product webs
  • Highly stable and accurate measurement along with a minimum need to calibrate
  • The DFI allows wider measurement gaps and avoids damage to soft webs or wet coatings

Transmission of beta rays

The weight monitoring and control system measures the weight continuously, without contact, destruction-free and on moving product. The measurement is based on the attenuation of rays from a radioactive isotope through the substrate located in the measuring gap. This attenuation in intensity is an indication of the weight of the product.

The Gravimat uses a target weight to reduce the range of different m2 weights and thereby ensure a more consistent product.

Product highlights

  • Modern construction with intelligent sensors and traversing frames
  • Based on industry standard hardened computers running Windows embedded operating system
  • Components communicate through digital interfaces

Customer benefits

  • Savings in raw materials and/or energy at the manufacturing stage
  • Uninterrupted monitoring and logging of actual product quality
  • Improvement in product quality, especially in conjunction with control

Web process control

The Qualiscan QMS is a modular system for measuring, logging and controlling critical process parameters over the entire width of the product, including basis weight, coating weight, thickness, moisture etc.

 

LACE.EXPRESS lace with bourdon cord

Vein-like patterns produce a vibrant design

The OJ 59/1 B and OJ 83/1 B LACE.EXPRESS models are the latest technical innovations in jacquard multibar raschel machines from KARL MAYER, a company that is developing its lace products all the time. A pattern was developed in time for the ITM exhibition in April 2018 in Istanbul, which allowed the LACE.EXPRESS to demonstrate all its special features when processing bourdon cord. The non-stretch, all-over lace is intended for use in apparel. Its decorative, scalloped edges can be used directly for the hems of dresses, skirts and tops. The scalloped design is continued into the lace fabric to create decorative, floral motifs in a striped arrangement. The flowers and leaves are interpreted graphically and arranged on a ground that is patterned with different designs. Narrow net patterns, organic structures and open-pored holes create a dynamic design ensemble in the ground. The types of yarns used make the design appear to move. A combination of semi-matt, textured and shimmering yarns creates an eye-catching look with contrasting and surprising effects. Bourdon cord also creates a three-dimensional effect in the surface and is representative of a new trend. Liners with an embroidered look and 3D effects are still popular for fashion lace, but a high level of know-how and expertise are needed to produce them. Polyamide yarns in a count of 1/40 f 9 were used for the pillar stitches and for incorporating the bourdon cords, which have a count of about 1,600 denier.

The yarns were processed on an OJ 59/1 B in a gauge of E 24. The LACE.EXPRESS is also available in a gauge of E 18, so that it can also be used to process thicker types of bourdon cord.

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

info@incasgroup.com

www.incasgroup.com

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.