Monarch and BMSvision join forces to
bring Industry 4.0 to the knitting industry
Peter D. Dornier, member of the
Executive Board of the VDMA Textile Machinery Federation and
Chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation for the Promotion of
Young Engineers, honours five young talents. Numerous
entrepreneurs and managers from the German textile machinery
industry took part in the award ceremony at the Digital
Capability Center (DCC) in Aachen, Germany.
The prize winner in the dissertation category, Dr. Ing.
Benjamin Weise, comes from the Institute of Textile Technology
at RWTH Aachen University (ITA). He has dealt with a complex
production process for the manufacture of modified multifilament
yarns, which offers new perspectives for the development and
manufacture of textile charge carriers.
M.Sc. Susanne Fischer, winner of the Master's thesis
category, has systematically and comprehensively solved the
challenging task of integrating motion sensors into a finger
glove at Reutlingen University.
From left to right: Eric Otto, Prof. Thomas Gries,
Susanne Fischer, Prof. Klaus Meier, Dr. Benjamin
Weise, Prof. Gunnar Seide, Alon Tal, Jan Merlin
Abram and Peter D. Dornier.
The 2018 creativity award winners are team Mr. Jan Merlin
Abram and Mr. Alon Tal from ITA Aachen as well as Mr. Eric Otto
from the Institute for Textile Machinery and High-Performance
Textile Materials Technology (ITM) in Dresden. The students
Abram and Tal have developed a guideline for the design of
hybrid morphing textiles. In addition to the classic functions
in conventional and, in particular, composite applications,
locally defined, functionally effective joint, torsion,
expansion and compression mechanisms can be integrated into the
The prize winner Otto is awarded for a concept study for the
development of a circular knitting machine with a variable
diameter needle cylinder, which can lead to further flexibility
in the circular knitting process.