TMAS: Automation for Brazil
TMAS

Automation for Brazil

Robotic pillow-making system (Source: ACG Kinna)
Robotic pillow-making system (Source: ACG Kinna)

A delegation from the Swedish Textile Machinery Association (TMAS), Stockholm/Sweden, will participate in the forthcoming Febratex textile show which is being held in Santa Catarina/Brazil from August 23-26, 2022. The focus is on localized and automated textile manufacturing.
For the production of tubular apparel components such as cuff and neck tapes and other seam reinforcements, the latest EC 300 machine from Svegea of Sweden AB has an output of around 20,000 m/h and is equipped with the latest E-Drive 2 system, providing the operator with a very user-friendly touchscreen, providing full control of the cutting process.
The Opta system from Eton Systems AB has added are more station types and optimized software. With 3 kinds of stations, supporting dual transporting rails, connecting bridges between lines and buffer stations, Opta provides even greater flexibility for future extension. The software contains all the key features a garment manufacturer could need, so customers will have complete control throughout their value-adding chains. Transparency in operations is key.
ACG Kinna Automatic AB specializes in automation solutions for filled products such as quilts, pillows and mattresses and also has extensive knowledge in areas such as bed linen and textile filters. Everything is now about digitalization and automation and Kinna Auomatic is well placed to assist in this industry transition.
»What we’re seeing now is the emergence of companies bringing back production to local factories which are closer to the consumer and eliminate many of the transportation costs which have rocketed recently, as well as being able to produce on demand.«
Christian Moore, CEO, ACG Kinna Automatic
Given Brazil’s extensive forestry sector, the country is a key market for Texo AB, a leading manufacturer of weaving machines for the production of paper machine clothing (PMC). All paper manufacturing machines require a regular supply of PMC, which as large continuous engineered fabrics, carry the paper stock through each stage of the paper production process. With technologically sophisticated designs, they employ fibers and other polymeric materials in complex structures and each paper machine has an average of 10 separate fabrics installed on it. Although the PMC business represents just a small proportion of the total cost of manufacturing paper, it can have a significant impact on the quality of the paper, the efficiency of a machine and machine production rates.

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