Marton Mills installs WeaveMaster
Established in 1931, family business
Marton Mills are weavers of high quality apparel and furnishings
with a focus on wool and tartan in their bespoke designs.
The mill, nestled by the River Wharfe near
Otley in West Yorkshire is home to a weaving operation that has
seen further investment in the latest high speed looms,
providing a higher output from the same floor space in the weave
room. For the sales, manufacturing and design team at Marton
Mills, such an operation lends itself to having real-time
information to assist with scheduling customer orders,
forecasting deliveries and keeping logistics on the most
Managing Director Laura Watts explains:
“Whilst our larger customers tend to buy in bulk, we can also
weave orders for as little as 13 metres, so the ability to see
progress in real-time will be invaluable.”
Laura added: “Following an initial trial
with another system, we decided to go with WeaveMaster from
BMSvision (formerly Barco). WeaveMaster is a proven solution
able to connect directly to our latest Dornier looms via a
simple Ethernet connection. For our existing machines BMSvision
also have suitable hardware designed specifically for the job,
so we only have to plug in each loom and information will be
received on screen in the office.”
In addition to the PC-based production
reporting, Marton Mills have selected a web based management
dashboard which can provide live information for picks, metres,
efficiency and planning on a large display in the weave room.
This can also be used with mobile devices such as tablets &
smart phones connected to the company network.
“BMSVision can support us from their local
office nearby which is important for us as a busy family
business. As well as providing installation advice and user
training, BMSvision can connect remotely so there are no delays
if we need to ask for support.” said Laura.
WeaveMaster will also be linked with the
TMS manufacturing system at Marton Mills to receive works orders
for planning each loom and timely updates to forecast the end of
each job, providing faster responses to customer enquiries.