Toyota: Improving environmental performance

Improving environmental performance

(Source: Toyota Industries)
(Source: Toyota Industries)

The remodeled air-jet loom, a mainstay product of its Textile Machinery Business, has been launched by Toyota. The new JAT910 inherits the high-speed/low-vibration technology and superior weaving capabilities of its predecessor model. It attains further improvements in environmental performance and contributes a more efficient factory management for customers.
For the JAT910 from Toyota Industries Corp. Tokyo/Japan, the mechanism of the air injection system for inserting the weft yarn has been improved. As a result, the air pressure and the air consumption are reduced by 10% and 20%, respectively, compared with the previous model JAT810. In addition, by employing a new main motor and inverter, the new product achieves a 10% reduction in power consumption.
Moreover, the Toyota Factory Management System (FACT) has had its functionality expanded to include IoT sensor technology attached to the machine that measure numerous items including air pressure and sends optimal pressure settings to a compressor that previously required manual adjustments for each fabric. Another benefit is a feature to give the operator instructions for the next machine to work on. Combined with many other functions, it has evolved into the FACT-Plus that contributes to improving the productivity of the factory through the use of IoT technology.
The use of i-Sensor, which detects weft yarn insertion timing as the yarn is passing inside the warp yarn, enables the optimum air pressure and weft insertion requirements to be automatically calculated based on Toyota’s proprietary algorithm, thereby supporting improved efficiency.

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