The textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, unveiled its new digital brand at ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 in Shanghai/China on 15 October. Launched on the first day of the show, the KM.ON brand brings together the digital solutions portfolio of the Karl Mayer Digital Factory, a new software start-up, and the entire Karl Mayer Group.
KM.ON’s digital portfolio of services will support customers in selected areas and is made up of 8 solution categories. Important here is k.ey, a conventional industry PC together with appropriate software which 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 (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), a strategic alliance of machinery and plant engineering companies, with regard to the use of an open IoT 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, together with the first apps and solutions covering the 3 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 solutions in the k.maintenance category are designed to support customers in their own maintenance operations. 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.