AUTOCONER X6: Flow into the future
The new Autoconer X6 represents a quantum leap in
process automation. With its revolutionary Bobbin Cloud material
flow system based on radio frequency identification (RFID)
technology, the Autoconer X6 takes a definitive step towards
Automation 4.0 in the winding field. This E³-certified machine
is distinguished by even lower resource consumption and
increased production. With its outstanding winding technology,
the Autoconer is and remains globally recognised benchmark for
quality yarn and package production.
Autoconer X6 The machine represents a
future-orientated direct link to the ring-spinning
process with the integrated online quality
monitoring system SPID.
Automation 4.0 with Bobbin Cloud, a revolution in material
flow Characteristic features of the Bobbin Cloud include the
decentralised processing aggregates and the material flow
designed in a round loop. Like during a pit stop in Formula 1,
the bobbins and tubes automatically move to the processing
aggregates positioned along the guideways. In order to increase
cycle speed and capacity, several bobbin preparation stations,
which operate in parallel, can be installed. The winding units
are supplied reliably with prepared bobbins directly from the
Bobbin Cloud. The entire circuit functions as a material storage
The new optical tube inspector with infrared sensor is
another important feature necessary for increased process
reliability. Through non contact scanning, it reliably detects
single yarns and all yarn structures even at high cycle rates.
Bobbin Cloud and RFID technology form the basis for a
future-orientated direct link between Autoconer and ring
spinning machine. A key feature is the integrated online quality
monitoring system SPID.
This means every spinning mill now has the opportunity to
establish its quality level at the highest standard. Therefore,
optimum machine networking and more intensive process automation
are becoming the new standard.
Almost 20% lower energy consumption
A comparison between the performances of the fifth and sixth
Autoconer machine generations highlights the impact of process
automation. The Autoconer X6 also offers attractive energy
consumption reductions of up to 20%, which is mainly due to its
high energy efficiency. All components and functions have been
optimised. These measures include improved aerodynamics in the
airflow, state-of-the-art drives with higher efficiency levels
and the unique power on demand vacuum control.
Energy Monitoring, which continuously monitors compressed air
and energy consumption online, helps the operating personnel to
optimise winding processes in an energy-efficient manner and
thus reduce costs.
But above all, the Autoconer X6 conserves the most valuable
resource, the yarn, through perfectly coordinated winding and
cycling processes. Here, Schlafhorst achieves unique
improvements with a complete comprehensive solution. The upper
yarn sensor, aerodynamically optimised suction nozzle,
SmartCycle with intelligent cycling sequence and SmartJet in the
doffer work in perfect harmony.
Bobbin Cloud and radio frequency identification
technology mean unique material flow management and
maximum process reliability.
Economics: More than 6% higher
The Autoconer X6 has been consistently designed for maximum
economy. Extra-long machines with up to 96 winding units
increase productivity per square metre. The Bobbin Cloud
reliably supplies all winding units along the entire length with
material at the highest cycle rates.
Functional design, smart technologies – for
ergonomic use of personnel and high-performance,
resource-saving production capability.
Benefit from the quality benchmark
Autoconer packages are considered the benchmark for package
quality in the textile industry – both in commodity and special
applications. Even in its basic configuration, the Autoconer
ensures high-quality packages with many functional details; the
package build offers high process reliability and thus higher
benefits in downstream processing. With innovations in splicing
technology, the Autoconer X6 offers interesting possibilities
for successfully processing modern, sophisticated yarns.