AlKaram group reports 5% productivity increase in Rieter
machines through customer training and software update
by Mr. Dirk Hibben, Sales Manager, Business Group After Sales,
The Alkaram Group in Karachi, Pakistan is a successful
and future-oriented provider of innovative textile solutions
with strong growth strategies. Alkaram Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd.
is a part of the Alkaram Group and vertically integrated
composite textile mill, offers spinning, weaving, dyeing,
cutting, stitching and finishing processes. Its portfolio
comprises all types of yarn ranging from Ne 7 to Ne 120 with a
total production of 63 tonnes per day. Alkaram is also selling
its own private label for the domestic market and in
international scenario counts clients such as Ikea and Wallmart.
One unit of Alkaram Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. is now
exclusively equipped with slightly used Rieter machines
delivered from China. Rieter After
Sales dismantled and packed the machines ranging from blowroom
to end spinning, that is six fully automated rotor spinning
machines R 60 with integrated robots.
In the new mill unit, the customer commissioned the machines
with the help of an experienced Rieter technician and scheduled
production with maximum machine efficiency in the shortest
Although the customer is an experienced spinner,
the company was new in operating open-end spinning machines and
faced several challenges such as low production and machine
efficiency. Therefore, due to the complexity of rotor
technology, AlKaram turned to Rieter for support.
The selection of the appropriate rotor is crucial for yarn
quality, spinning stability
and production rate.
When spinning with rotor machines, the selection of
the appropriate rotor is crucial for yarn quality, spinning
stability and production rate. The important rotor parameters
include the type of the rotor groove, the coating of the rotor,
the rotor diameter and the rotor speed. Rieter recommended
rotors as per the application and in this specific case, the
rotor type 33 XT-BD-AE1 for weaving. In addition to updating the
software of the rotor spinning machines R 60, Rieter specialists
educated the customer’s maintenance personnel about the
operating procedures impacting yarn production and yarn quality.
The shape and surface of TWISTstops greatly affect the
yarn characteristics and values
as well as the spinning stability.
The customer benefits
Rieter Customer Training showed the customer’s maintenance
staff how to best use the updated software and how to
significantly reduce the time needed to monitor the machine
performance. Furthermore, Rieter specialists reviewed factors
such as the raw material selection and the use of TWISTstops.
The shape and surface of TWISTstops and take-off nozzles greatly
affect the yarn characteristics and values as well as the
spinning stability. The Customer Training helped the staff to
optimize maintenance of rotor cleaning and setting of the
appropriate opening roller speed. It also provided appropriate
measures and adjustments to control yarn breakages.
As a result, Alkaram Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd. profits from an
optimized piecing procedure for a better yarn quality by robots
while being able to maintain the robot’s standard efficiency.
Trainer Mr. Juerg Hug next to Mr. Waseem Abbas from
Alkaram framed by Mr. Abid Imam, Sales Manager from SIMAG
(right) and Mr. Samy, Field Engineer from SIMAG (left.)
Thanks to the updated software linked with in-depth Customer
Training provided by Rieter, the customer now gets the full
potential of the installed rotor spinning machines R 60. The
customer achieved an average machine efficiency increase of 10%
and a productivity increase of 5%.
According to Mr Waseem Abbas, Technical Director Spinning,
Alkaram Textile Mills Pvt. Ltd., “Achieving the best yarn
quality while maintaining efficient production is the need of
time. Rieter addresses those needs and keeps us ahead of the
competition with its unmatched training resources and
consistently updated software.”