The costs for materials, energy and transport services are exploding and are significantly reducing profits. Due to these current global events, the textile machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Obertshausen/Germany, spoke with its customers from all sectors and branches about their concerns, priorities and goals. During the discussions, 5 questions emerged as strategically essential and urgent. At the ITMA, the company will be presenting solutions and innovations in response to these customer questions: The answers for warp preparation by Karl Mayer are provided above all by a compact warp sampling machine with an even smaller space requirement and, for warp knitting, by a fast 3-bar tricot machine with new functionalities.
A warp knitting machine with magazine weft insertion for the production of technical textiles offers more efficiency by reducing weft yarn waste at high working width and speed. In addition, digital solutions open up new ways to increase profitability. One example is KM.ON’s digital production management system for the digitalization of processes, which, among other things, creates more transparency on the shop floor for the analysis and optimization of production with production-specific key figures available on a dashboard. More added value in the flat knitting sector without additional process steps is made possible by the special robotic function Stoll-knitrobotic by integrating for example electronic components directly into the knitted textile on the ADF machine of the knitelligence generation.