Stäubli had two booths at ITMA Barcelona where it presented a selection of its latest products from its extensive range of textile machinery. Many machines were impressively demonstrated in operation. A number of additional Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving could be seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall, all displaying the speed, quality, and efficiency for which Stäubli is renowned.
With core competencies in shedding machinery (cam motions, rotary dobbies and Jacquard machines) and weaving preparation (drawing-in, leasing and warp tying), Stäubli plays an important role in the design and quality of woven end-products. Based on over a century of experience in the traditional textile industry and its continuous R&D activities, Stäubli constantly offers new and improved high-performance systems and solutions for processing fabrics for fashion, home textiles, automotive, protection and carpet solutions, as well as highly complex technical textiles.
Visitors to the booths learned about Stäubli’s vision for Industry 4.0 and how this development offers a chance to further intensify customer and partner relationships. They also learned how Stäubli’s machinery and systems can boost their mill’s weaving performance and overall efficiency. Stäubli machinery represents a long-lasting valuable investment offering an attractive ROI due to the extended service life of the equipment, long-term spare parts availability, and swift and comprehensive worldwide service.
Highlights amongst the products exhibited in the weaving hall included the following:
- New TIEPRO warp tying machine
This new machine features extremely fine mechanical precision supported by high-performance digital technology. Weavers profit from the unique yarn separation process, the auto-reverse function, and automatic double-end detection.
- SAFIR S60 automatic drawing-in system with Active Warp Control
Stäubli’s exclusive yarn-repeat management system, known as AWC, is an ingenious technology that makes for more first-quality output and boosts the overall productivity of the weaving department.
- New S1792 cam motion for air-jet applications
This high-speed cam motion features 10 levers and uses the new e32/e33 harness motion for even higher performance.
- NOEMI, a revolutionary electronics concept
The full range of LX/LXL/LXXL series of Jacquard machines for flat, terry, and velvet fabrics is now equipped with NOEMI, a new electronics concept. Compact, reliable, and suited to very large format machinery, NOEMI meets the requirements for high-speed weaving and handling the very high number of hooks to be lifted.
- NEW N4L name selvedge Jacquard machine
Easy positioning over the whole reed width, re-engineered quick links for quick style changes, and robust construction with Jacquard heads protected by aluminium beams are just three of the many advantages offered by this new machine for name selvedge weaving. It is an ideal way for weavers and haute couture brands to protect their valuable woven fabrics.
- ALPHA 500 Series
With its Schönherr carpet systems, Stäubli showed a machine featuring two LX2493 carpet Jacquard heads, a new model of the UNIVAL 500 series of frame shedding machines handling 6 pile colors, a 4+4 weft selector, and various other interesting options. In a dedicated room, visitors observed how innovation, automation, and digitization support increased carpet output. The exhibit was completed by a carpet slider which allowed visitors to explore the many design possibilities offered by the flexibility of ALPHA machines. Visitors could also touch and feel a variety of carpet qualities, including a high-density carpet displaying a very sharp image of the Sagrada Familia cathedral with more than 4 million points/m2.
- TF weaving system for technical fabrics
The Stäubli TF weaving system was set up in another dedicated area where the collection of technical carpet samples illustrated the broad range of possibilities this system offers in weaving ultra-complex fabrics.
- D4S automatic toe-closing device
Visitors to Stäubli’s booth in the knitting hall watched this revolutionary device rapidly sew perfectly smooth seams to close the toes of high-quality sports socks. The D4S drastically reduces sock manufacturing time.
With its two booths, Stäubli provided a broad overview of its range of solutions for future-oriented weaving mills and sock knitters. These solutions are fully in line with the company’s vision of converting high-tech mechatronics into attractive products, services, and solutions that meet customers’ requirements. Stäubli has been living out its vision of innovation for 127 years and makes its passion for fast moving technology a reality every day. The continuous flow of innovative products brings back satisfied customers around the globe again and again – and constantly attracts new customers who want to excel in their markets.
ITMA 2019 was an ideal platform for Stäubli experts and customers to discuss the benefits and potential of Industry 4.0 and digitization. This technology is already part of Stäubli’s daily business and it enhances Stäubli’s drive for continuing innovation and maintaining its leadership position. The trade fair facilitated sales contracts and significant new business opportunities around the globe, making ITMA 2019 a great success for Stäubli and its customers and partners.