Karl Mayer Stoll: Digital innovation package
Karl Mayer Stoll

Digital innovation package

(Source: Stoll)
(Source: Stoll)

For a fast, flexible transfer of detailed demand-oriented innovations into the production workflow of its customers, Stoll develops targeted solutions for more benefits of its machines and combines them into bundles.
The first innovation packages were launched in spring 2022. Now there is another upgrade package that focuses on the software of the machines.
With a special feature of the new package from Stoll – part of the Karl Mayer Group, Obertshausen/Germany, the functionality of the user interface can be expanded. The goal of the expansion is more digitalization and less paper in processes around the machine. Documents for viewing, e.g. customer documents, images and videos, can be loaded onto the machine display via access to external information systems. In addition, digital maintenance plans and comprehensive activity descriptions are displayed on the operator interface to help with maintenance work. Downloading to the screen instead of printing on paper saves time and resources, increases clarity and ensures secure access to important information.
Another solution from the new package optimizes communication between networked machines in production. Specifically, more content can be exchanged during data import and export, e.g. in the course of a pattern change, thus reducing the set-up times of the machines. New articles can be introduced to the market faster and with less effort.
Customers from the technical textiles sector will benefit from a convenient full-text central editor that allows them to make changes in the machine language very effectively. Modifications to patterns for special applications can also be implemented more easily. Another solution makes it possible to connect standard high-end storage feeders with Stoll machines via a CANopen interface.
This fusion enables the feeders to be controlled dynamically and centrally from the knitting pattern. Parameters such as yarn tensions can thus be changed row by row in the knitted fabric without manual intervention. The advantage is a fast and reliable process, as sources of error and operating effort are avoided without manual intervention.
During comb transfer, the settings required for this can be integrated into the pattern program by means of a corresponding machine upgrade. For delicate yarns, the customer benefits from yarn-friendly processing, as the acceleration and deceleration of the yarn guides can be programmed so that only minimal stresses occur on the yarn material. In addition, QT yarn carriers are supported during patterning - a useful feature especially for weft knitting.

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