Smooth production processes are essential to avoid errors. Digitalization provides valuable support in this regard. The Smart Factory is also the focus of the Manmade Fibers Segment of technology group Oerlikon Management AG, Pfäffikon/Switzerland, as it ensures process reliability.
The data are automatically entered into the system and the product assessed at each stage of yarn production at which values and data are recorded – such as during visual inspection and when weighing. In the event of anomalies in the intermediate laboratory and quality checks, this allows yarn producers to intervene in the production process and correct anomalies. Thus yarn manufacturers have a complete overview of the ongoing production process at all times, including comprehensive information on quality and production costs. As a total solution provider, the Manmade Fibers segment of the Oerlikon group rounds off its Smart Factory concept with the associated services: operation, updates, further development of the software and services are part of the scope of services.