Saurer: New Control Centre "Senses"
control centre one can get an overview of the entire spinning
by Theresa Heckmann, Product Marketing and Communications.
The textile machinery manufacturer Saurer is presenting
its new "senses" control centre at this year's ITMA Asia in
Shanghai hall H1, booth F01.
Digital senses for bigger profits
"senses" is an innovative control and analysis tool that
furnishes textile companies with digital senses: for more
profits along the textile value added chain. The innovative Big
Data system collects, aggregates and analyses the production,
quality and machine data of the entire textile fabrication
process across all locations. The valuable data is available to
operators on the mill floor as well as mill and company
management via an intuitive web interface and standardized ERP
interfaces anywhere – even on the move.
“There's no life without senses”, says Michael Nikolic, the
responsible product manager in the Saurer Intelligent Enterprise
Solution department (SIES). “Our five senses are our gateway to
the world. They help us to find our way around. They reveal to
us both the big picture and the smallest details. We use them to
find vital resources. They enable us to react in an instant when
danger threatens or when a unique opportunity arises. Without
our senses we would be lost. The same applies to companies.
Without valid information, they lose their competitiveness.”
"senses" are the digital senses that a textile company needs
to make use of raw materials, time, personnel, energy and
capital efficiently and profitably. With "senses", operators as
well as mill and company management will discover new
productivity potential and synergy effects. Anyone who has valid
information about their own performance can establish
advantageous partnerships and communicate successfully with the
markets. "senses" is the gateway to a new world of planable
Modular, non-proprietary and
The new software from Saurer is non-proprietary. It not only
evaluates the production and quality data of Saurer textile
machines, but also integrates machines from other manufacturers
into the innovative information and control system.
"senses" is suitable for companies of all sizes. The software
has a modular structure so that customers can book only the
modules they need, cost-effectively. A convenient software shop
turns software management into child's play: New modules can be
booked or cancelled at the click of a mouse.
«"senses" knows no limits», says Michael
Nikolic, “because the system can be extended by new functions
due to its modular design. With the help of increasingly
intelligent algorithms, we can expand and improve the analysis
and big data functions with each new version. We are developing
"senses" together with and for the textile industry.”
The basic system and the first modules of "senses" will be
available from the first quarter of 2019. In the course of the
next year, Saurer will then continuously release further modules
in the "senses" software shop.