Let’s move forward in the textile
chain. Ms. Dilo, how can Industry 4.0 help customers in the
nonwovens industry to increase efficiency and so to decrease
Dilo: Our new operator system assists the operators through
intelligent sensors and automatized modes allowing a reduction
of workforce at nonwoven lines. At a line restart, the newly
formed web may wrap around rollers in the card and crosslapper.
The new starting mode automatically prefills the line and forms
a stable start nonwoven, minimizing the risk of wrappings.
Rebekka Dilo, Assistant to the Management, Oskar
What is the effect of this?
Dilo: As a result, the line starts smoothly with minimal
manual intervention. Moreover, an energy-saving technology helps
to decrease costs at the fibers transport, one of the main
energy consumers in needling lines. Instead of operating the
ventilators for the fiber-air transport at maximum frequency,
the system controls the ventilator speed according to the actual
throughput and also gives warnings before blockages can occur.
The technology therefore targets ecosensitive nonwoven
producers, who also want to increase their line availability.
This targets especially producers working with fiber blends
and several bale openers respectively.